GT750 520 x ring chain

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fraimless
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GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby fraimless » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:29 pm

Has anyone used a 520 x ring chain and sprockets to avoid clearance problems? it looks like a JTF569 and JTR1825 would work,and a 520 should be fine with the stock bikes moderate horsepower.

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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby 2strokejohnny » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:10 pm

i put this on my gt750b no clearance problems,2sj
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/391447906614? ... rmvSB=true
Suzuki GT750B
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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby Alan H » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:35 pm

fraimless wrote:Has anyone used a 520 x ring chain and sprockets to avoid clearance problems? it looks like a JTF569 and JTR1825 would work,and a 520 should be fine with the stock bikes moderate horsepower.


Lots of people have used lots of things, but who are you, what, where and why?
A nice intro is always a good start, not I want/need/can I/will it as first post.

Be a nice chap and have another go please. :roll:
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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby PaulD738 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:44 am

Alan H wrote:
Lots of people have used lots of things, but who are you, what, where and why?
A nice intro is always a good start, not I want/need/can I/will it as first post.

Be a nice chap and have another go please. :roll:


Hello, my names Paul and I ride a pink motorbike :roll:
There rubbish them Jap bikes lad they won't last five minutes! you want to get yourself a nice Royal Enfield!
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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby Alan H » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:47 am

Not you yer gret wazzock. He's fraimless (not sure what holds the wheels apart tho'), you're just clueless. :roll:
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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby fraimless » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:36 pm

Alan H wrote:
fraimless wrote:Has anyone used a 520 x ring chain and sprockets to avoid clearance problems? it looks like a JTF569 and JTR1825 would work,and a 520 should be fine with the stock bikes moderate horsepower.


Lots of people have used lots of things, but who are you, what, where and why?
A nice intro is always a good start, not I want/need/can I/will it as first post.

Be a nice chap and have another go please. :roll:


Alan, apologies if my lack of forum experience has offended you (and it appears only you). My name is Martin, and I have been an automotive Engineer for the past 40 years. I bought a GT750A at the end of September as a winter project, and the forum (amongst other web sites) has been a great source of information so far, helping me to identify that my bike has many L parts (I knew the tank was wrong at point of purchase)
For the record, my first post was not “I want/need/can I/will it”. It was a simple question if anyone had tried my chain and sprocket suggestion as an alternative to a fatter than stock X ring chain – avoiding the need for stepped (Kawasaki) front sprocket or spacing the Suzuki item away from the gearbox case (and rear wheel hub to keep alignment) and subsequent chain guard clearance risk?. A D.I.D NZ 530 chain (as recommended by some) has a pin length of 22.55mm. A D.I.D x ring VX 530 has a pin length of 23.30mm, where a D.I.D x ring VX 520 has a pin length of 18.70mm and needs no packing, is about 14% lighter, and if you believe http://www.superstreetbike.com, can result in increased rear wheel horse power for a given engine output.
So yes you are correct "Lots of people have used lots of things", not all good and not all bad.
Regards Martin.

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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby mizzytheman » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:36 pm

Welcome to the forum. Plenty of help on here and plenty of banter. Oh, and Alan H as well
If you ask Alan nicely he he’ll send you a free photo of himself so you’ll be able to spot him at any bike meets in the future.

I keep mine in the front window of my house. Keeps the cold callers away and the kids.

Regards

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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby Alan H » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:41 pm

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Just for Martin.


Not offended at all, It's just polite to introduce yourself first, before asking questions is all.
I daresay there may have been pursed lips (Martin's good at that) by others, but they kept shtum and waited for me as usual.

The first word you posted was 'Has' which signifies a question, not 'Hello my name is summatorother and I have a summatelseorother and I live somewherecompletelydifferent.'
Then can come the 'I need help with a chain (or summatelseissue)'.
Easy really.
We're a friendly lot, and everyone is welcome.
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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby mizzytheman » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:23 pm

Ah yes, the beautiful English language does has its faults with many different dialects and pronounciations it’s often easy to misunderstand what the other person is saying.

However, has, in my book, means to hold, in Possession of, or own. In this case the member was simply asking does anyone have (or has) the information regarding the fitting of a different size chain. I don’t recall the offer being made of exchanging currency for parts or indeed to take away any parts for free. The only thing the member was asking for was free information which we all share on a regular basis.

My lips are pursed only because the site moderates itself due to the vast majority of members being courteous, well behaved and having respect for other members. The banter on this site is always with good intent and never meant to hurt anyone and I’m sure it will remain that way.

The difference between this site and many others out there is as I’ve explained above. which is why it remains informative professional and good fun.

A simple response would be to ask for an introduction, where you come from etc etc.

Kind regards

Martin

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Re: GT750 520 x ring chain

Postby Alan H » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:10 pm

I'll have a pint of what Martin's on. ;)
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