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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-30-2018, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Fitting 428 Chain

For anyone interested in how to fit a bigger chain.
My bike is a Australian delivered Z125 Pro 2017 completely stock.
I used;

JTF 505.14
JTR 802.32
D.I.D VX 428

Everything fitted perfectly with no clearance or alignment issues.
The only problem i en counted was the chain was too long and i had to resize it.
I'm not sure if you could buy one that'll suite straight off the shelf since i didn't count how much it actually used.
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Thanks, I hadn't done all the research yet. Glad to hear it all fits .
I'm switching over to 428 when my chain and sprockets are some what worn just so I can use that same X-Ring chain (not available in 420 yet)
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The Stock length 100 link is available / Part # 428VXX100FB
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[quote=Kaw'ee;117309]Thanks, I hadn't done all the research yet. Glad to hear it all fits .
I'm switching over to 428 when my chain and sprockets are some what worn just so I can use that same X-Ring chain (not available in 420 yet)


No worries. Ill give an update once ive spent a bit more time on it and had a chance to check full speed. I could rarely get mine on limiter.
I got around 7000km out of the stock chain before it was out of adjustment. Sprockets still look fairly new.
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Well I'm very happy with the result and definitely recommend it.
The 2 extra teeth on the rear have given noticeable extra acceleration and I can easily reach and sit on 100+ km now.
The top speed has been slightly reduced but i don't see it as an issue.
The bike overall feels a lot smoother and nicer to ride. Not to mention the chain will last a very long time with a lot less maintenance.
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So you went up 2 teeth in rear, what about front, is that stock size?

Did you go with a wider chain just to get XRing or was there another reason?

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So you went up 2 teeth in rear, what about front, is that stock size?

Did you go with a wider chain just to get XRing or was there another reason?

Thanks.
Front is 14 tooth same as stock.
I went to replace my chain with another 420 but wasn't very happy with the options.
I basically wanted the strongest and best chain i could put on it.
So far it hasn't stretched at all.
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I basically wanted the strongest and best chain i could put on it.
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X= MC`2
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X-Ring = Motorcycle Chain with (2) twice the sealed chain bennifits of a O-Ring chain as well as twice the life and Twice as strong as a 420 . And also less rolling resistance than a O-Ring
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Interesting. good info thanks.
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Thought Id do a quick update.
Ive now done over 1000km with the 428 chain and its perfect with no signs of stretching yet.
Have also managed to gain some economy.
If you have a stock bike I couldn't recommend it enough. It has completely changed the bike.
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