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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dburrows6735, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. dburrows6735

    dburrows6735 XS400 Enthusiast

    Anyone have any idea what size chain a 81' XS400 special II takes? Any recommendations on type, manufacturers or "O ring" or not.


  2. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    far as I'm aware all the xs's took a 530 chain. could be fouling issues with O ring as they are chunkier. OTT any way save your money for gas
  3. dburrows6735

    dburrows6735 XS400 Enthusiast

    Is it a 104 link chain?
  4. drewpy

    drewpy Excess twin Top Contributor

    they can be as long as you want?

    I get what I can and cut the links with an angle grinder
  5. vfost

    vfost XS400 Addict

    When it comes to chains it can be very confusing! (atleast for me it seems it) try this

    Hope it helps!
  6. dburrows6735

    dburrows6735 XS400 Enthusiast

    What is the best chain brand to go with, from experience. Anyone got any thoughts?
  7. vfost

    vfost XS400 Addict

    I bought mine from z1enterprises.com and it was an RK brand chain and i can say i have had any problems with it yet.
  8. leedutcher

    leedutcher xsive to the bone!!!


    what i used on all my chain driven bikes... looks great and works great. kinda of expensive but well worth it. on my cbr 900rr had it for 5 years never need to adjust the chain once and it was very gentle on my sprockets for how hard i have riden...
  9. Daddio

    Daddio XS400 Addict

    This looks like a great 520 chain. So you use the Smart Chain II? What strength chain are you running on the 400?
  10. leedutcher

    leedutcher xsive to the bone!!!

    i havent bought one for the 400 but i have used them in all my chain driven bikes. 900rr cbr f4, cb750, gs500, and got one for my dads shovelhead. power wise the gs500 was the smallest displacment bike till the i got the 400. probible the 7k or the 10k might be going with a higher teeth on the rear sprocket....dont know yet
  11. K3ith

    K3ith XS400 Enthusiast

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