For sure, change the front sprocket and maybe flip the rear sprocket. If any doubt on the rear, replace it. No point in tearing up a not so cheap chain. I tried an aftermarket sprocket but it was quite a bit louder(no rubber noise damper) so I do bite the bullet and go with the MaKaw part. I beat the dealer's price by $8-10 in the states at Rocky Mountain ATV. Perhaps someone else up there is a good place to get OEM parts at a discount. Try using the part number on Google.
Not much help on the O ring X ring as I ride a lot of hard miles and some dirt, so I want the good stuff, X ring for me. Less friction( and heat and arguably better sealing. But our riding styles don't really match up, so...
Important. I've lost 3 or 4 clips from the one chain that used a clip on master link and luckily caught it before anything catastrophic happened(hole in engine, locked rear tire at speed, death, etc.). Rivet only. Buy a rivet kit or have someone else install it, perhaps someone on this forum in your neighbo(u)rhood would volunteer. I'm over 3k miles from you, sorry. If you do your own, be meticulous.
BTW, RK ain't a bad chain, either. I think(uh oh) that the OEM chain is DID(not sure of the model), but could be wrong(it's happened before,at least once). And MaKaw is very proud of their chain, probably north of $200 in your neck of the woods.
Have fun and rivet, rivet.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SteveinSunnyFlorida)
'99 Concours(with 234,xxx miles on it), sold
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And most of Canada too, eh?