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post #1 of 14 Old 06-07-2019, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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I have a new drive chain - 520-110 and I believe my 85 rebel uses a 520-108. Ging to cut two links off and install it. Any comments or thoughts?
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post #2 of 14 Old 06-07-2019, 11:43 AM
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It shouldn't be a problem. I frequently find longer quality chains that cost less than the 108 link chain. I cut off the extra. Just be sure not to remove too many links.

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I order 120 link chains. I always install the chain on the new sprockets before deciding where to cut it.

When in doubt, have the chain a tad loose and adjust and align after grinding/cutting. I do not use rivet master links, but, I'm in my late 70's and in no big hurry anymore.
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Another option is to order a 15T front/34T rear sprocket set (since you should be replacing both the chain and sprockets together) that will use up the extra two links of length and have a slightly lower final drive ratio that isn't as radical as the ones most folks end up using that ultimately lug the engine.
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Just to add some good advice; measure twice and cut once.

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post #6 of 14 Old 06-29-2019, 08:31 AM
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Or buy extra master links..........
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Or buy extra master links..........

...but that would make the chain longer, OP needs it shortened.

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...but that would make the chain longer, OP needs it shortened.
until he doesn't because too many were cut out the first time,

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^^^Yup!

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This article covers almost everything:

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/advic...-tension-lube/

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