Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Fresno aka Shake & Bake California
New Chain and Sprockets
Just installed a new DID gold chain and OEM sprockets on the trusty V-650.
The "old" chain was starting to make a lot of noise, especially on deceleration.
"Old" because it really was not that old. I bought the bike last summer with 11k miles on it. The previous owner, who bought the bike new, had replaced the original chain with another OEM DID chain at 10300 miles but did not replace the sprockets. Now the bike has 16800 miles on it. So the replaced chain lasted a whopping 6500 miles.
And yes he did lube the chain. I saw all the evidence when I removed the front sprocket side cover. The area had plenty of chain lube build up around the sprocket area.
This is a good illustration of why one should always replace the chain and sprockets as a set. A new quality chain, properly cared for, should go at least 15k miles or perhaps more on our fairly low powered 650cc machine.
Just got back from a short test hop and all is quiet once again in the chain department.
Cost for the job:
Chain DID Gold VX2 $86.95
Riveted Master Link $5.99 Both from Rocky Mountain ATV. I buy all my tires from them too. Best prices on the web and quick delivery.
OEM sprocket set: $ 68.13 From Partzilla.
Cookin Wid Gas
2015 V-650 of course it's green...it's a Kazawalski.
Last edited by hawkerjet; 03-16-2018 at 01:39 PM.