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    Senior Member Replacing chain and sprockets; go cheap or go Honda?
    Replacing chain and sprockets; go cheap or go Honda?
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    [...The price seems too good to be true...]

    The price might be true but the quality is suspect.

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    This is what I went with

    Honda NC700 | Sprockets & Chain Kits | Sprocket Center

    If your NC is a DCT then it would be different, but they have that also

    I'm not affiliated at all, just a satisfied customer

    P.s. With my standard I've gone up 1 tooth on the front sprocket to slightly reduce the rpms at freeway speeds (99% of my riding)

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    Senior Member Replacing chain and sprockets; go cheap or go Honda? davidc83's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Master clip or staked?
    This is all a personal preference; while some riders state never to use the master clip and do rivets only-I have never riveted a chain-always use the master clip and never have had a problem. I do one thing though after I put the master clip on, I take a pinch of JBWeld for boats and put it over the area of the master clip where the pins are and wait 24 hours before riding..60 years old and never used a rivet gun and not going to learn how....
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    Senior Member Replacing chain and sprockets; go cheap or go Honda? davidc83's Avatar
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    I use JP sprockets but their chains are junk...last JP chain I used lasted 4000 miles before getting a crimp....last DID chain I bought lasted 8000 miles...changed up and went with a dual sport/adv chain-put it on last spring (before KSL) and still good...didnt buy it from Amazon or ebay, trying to remember where or find it...I will edit this if I find where I bought it from...

    Found it: EK Chain
    EK Chain 520 SRX-2 X'ring Chain - 3 COLORS (choose length)
    Last edited by davidc83; 28th February 2019 at 04:57.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Master clip or staked?
    I dont understand your question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    I dont understand your question.
    the two common methods of joining the ends of a chain are a clip style master link or what I'd refer to as a riveted master link. The riveting process is similar to staking, so I think that's what he means.

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    Go original Honda on the front sprocket and get a better chain than the OEM. Personally I am ok with most brands of rear sprocket as they are the slowest wearing item of the drive train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
    the two common methods of joining the ends of a chain are a clip style master link or what I'd refer to as a riveted master link. The riveting process is similar to staking, so I think that's what he means.
    Ah, yeah. I just bought the item, followed the instructions (what little they were) and was done. The one I linked has a Master Link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deckyon View Post
    Ah, yeah. I just bought the item, followed the instructions (what little they were) and was done. The one I linked has a Master Link.
    Almost all chains have a master link (some bikes leave the factory with a chain without a master link, but you have to remove the swingarm to install it).

    What style master link does your chain have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junkie View Post
    Almost all chains have a master link (some bikes leave the factory with a chain without a master link, but you have to remove the swingarm to install it).

    What style master link does your chain have?
    Click the link and you will quickly see that the master link has a clip.

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