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Need help with a chain replacement

I've got a 2000 SV650 that is in need of a new chain. I tried a search online to see what I should buy, but all i've found is people looking to do chain conversions for track days. I'm just looking to stay stock, and seeing as I've never purchased parts before, I'm not sure where to go or what brand to get. Can someone point out a good quality chain/sprocket kit for me? Thanks in advance.

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You need a 525 chain to go stock

It's a good idea to change the sprockets and the chain as a kit. Make sure your sprockets are not getting a saw tooth / sharp look on them. They should be fine being the stock sprockets are steel and last forever.

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I've got a 2000 SV650 that is in need of a new chain. I tried a search online to see what I should buy, but all i've found is people looking to do chain conversions for track days. I'm just looking to stay stock, and seeing as I've never purchased parts before, I'm not sure where to go or what brand to get. Can someone point out a good quality chain/sprocket kit for me? Thanks in advance.
i use Tsubaki o'ring roller chains.

in your application it'll last forever.

just swapped mine on the TL1000r after 25,000+ miles on it.

give me a call, i might be able to give you a hand with it.

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I have a Did 520 roller chain you can have. Just call Kevin at Safety First Racing and get 2 sprockets. If you want it, let me know. I'll have to see if there is a master link with it. But I'd probably order a rivit master link. You'll need to borrow a chain tool. Both of mine are broke from being loaned out.

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Thanks for the help. I have another question though. Is there a preference between the endless chains and the ones with the rivet master link?

Dave- no need to borrow the stands. I'll snag the bow though. double fisting on the archery range... oh yeah....

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I have another question. What is an endless chain? How long is it? If it's really endless, is it ever expanding with the universe?

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I have another question. What is an endless chain? How long is it if it really endless, ever expanding with the universe?
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Beleive it or not you can buy a chain with no master link. Meaning it is meant to be installed when the bike goes together from scratch or at the factory. A completely connected 360 degree chain. Not open. Kinda silly.

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Beleive it or not you can buy a chain with no master link. Meaning it is meant to be installed when the bike goes together from scratch or at the factory. A completely connected 360 degree chain. Not open. Kinda silly.
You can do this with any chain. All you need is a chain tool, no master link needed.


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You can do this with any chain. All you need is a chain tool, no master link needed.

thats the tool i have.(motion pro)

had to replace the breaker tips from someone previously breaking them and not telling me....

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thats the tool i have.(motion pro)

had to replace the breaker tips from someone previously breaking them and not telling me....
If you have the motion pro, you probably have the one I have. It's designed for cam chains. Not drive chains. The RK one is much more heavy duty and does a good job.

Peanut! I have a rear sprocket for you too.

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If you have the motion pro, you probably have the one I have. It's designed for cam chains. Not drive chains. The RK one is much more heavy duty and does a good job.

Peanut! I have a rear sprocket for you too.
i have the heavy duty one that can break and rivet up to #630 size chains...

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