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April 29th, 2020, 11:31 AM   #1
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Drive Chain Length

Hi All,

Have a FE550 and want to replace the drive chain.
I have a 16 front 40 rear, not sure if thats the right setup.
Looks like i have a 112 chain length.?

Can someone out there give me a clue?

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April 29th, 2020, 10:55 PM   #2
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Best is to just count, but I always cut mine to length with a grinder on spot. Are you changing the sprockets as well? I got 15/45 with a 116 link chain. Works good for road use

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April 29th, 2020, 11:46 PM   #3
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Hello Old skiddy

the length of the chain varies with the gearing. also, what is your preference? a top gear that revs out comfortably? slowly or is does it never get there and it is an overdrive saving the engine?

fact is 16x40 is an overdrive right now. that makes the gaps between the gears huge. I'd be looking at 16x44 and just getting topped out over a mile. that will need a 116L chain that will require a link off and down to 114. they don't sell 114L usually see? 116.....112...etc.

the same gearing will need only a 112L chain and the bike may well be short wheelbase too!

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April 30th, 2020, 02:08 AM   #4
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Hi all, Thanks for replies.
I will be using the bike just for green laning so will rarely reach top speed.

16x44 sounds good to me.

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