Picked up a 120 link DID chain from the dealer on a whim. Got the rivet one - not the master link, but making the rivets mushroom isn't that easy using cheap chinese tools. Any tips or tricks to get them to mushroom enough?
All I did was take off the old chain, lay them side by side, and then took off two links from the DID chain.
What was weird was that when I put the new, unstretched, chain on the bike it was super loose. A turn and a quarter (~1.25 turns) of the swingarm tensioner bolts fixed it perfectly.
Now we can argue how taught our chains should be. I went for 5-6mm as I don't want to cause issues with seals, but I'll keep an eye on it all and tension a little bit if I need to.
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