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    Chain Roller

    How do I know if I need to install a chain roller?

    I have a penske shock on the rear. Do I need it?

    #2
    Yep.

    If you increase your ride height you need a roller to stop the chain from chewing the swingarm.
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      if you hear a nasty metal-on-metal clicking sound when you're riding you need one... in my experience you WILL hear it
      ...

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        #4
        Thank for the head up!

        What is the cheapest place to buy it at?

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          #5
          Hi Perform
          http://www.hiperform.com/

          Maybe not the cheapest but damn good.
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            Do I still need the chain slider if I have a chain roller?

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              #7
              In case someone was up for making their own... http://www.allballsracing.com/Products/ChainRollers.asp

              But for the little money that hiperform is asking, you get a nice piece, and all the fiddling is already done!

              What about chain length... once you raise the bike about an inch, plus using the roller, wouldn't you need a longer chain?

              Bill

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                #8
                I bought the chain roller from Hiperform. Trust me, if you buy this one it is a no brainer for install. Take the two stock bolts out, and screw in the chain roller with the new longer bolts that come with the kit. As for the longer chain, not sure?? I installed my chain roller after installing a 520 conversion set up. I had to use the longer chain since I went with 2 more teeth in the back. It does make for a sweeter launch, but higher revs on the freeway.
                1986 Honda NS400R
                1988 Honda Hawk GT

                Keep your feet on the pegs and your right hand cranked.

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                  #9
                  Thanks for the info Bill. I have been looking for a roller that might last longer than the one I currenly pick up for my setup.
                  Gino
                  Chain Roller

                  NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                  2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                  2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                  2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                  LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                  ECK RACING

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by nt650hawk
                    Thanks for the info Bill. I have been looking for a roller that might last longer than the one I currenly pick up for my setup.
                    So which one do I need to get if I am buying the Old man Gene bracket?
                    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                      #11
                      There's only really two choices.. besides color... 34mm and 38mm... I can't imagine there's any harm going with the wider one, but depending on the width of the chain, 34mm might be good enough.

                      Bill

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                        #12
                        I am probably going buy a bunch so the set is complete...

                        I have to measure up the one I have.
                        Gino
                        Chain Roller

                        NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                        2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                        2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                        2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                        LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                        ECK RACING

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