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Looking to replace chain on my 848 that is rusted. I will be keeping stock sprockets.

What is the link number and what is recommended over stock. I was looking at the did gold chain.
 

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D.I.D. ZVMX is a good one or the RK GXW line is also good. I believe the 848 uses 108 links. It's what is suggested. Some of the guys, myself included, added a link to get the wheel base a little longer.
 

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How many miles are on the current chain and sprocket?

Even slightly worn sprocket will rapidly increase the wear of the chain.

It is never a bad idea to change sprockets and chain at the same time.
 

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I'll 2nd Mike's choice of brand. I work at a motorcycle shop and always recommend the Drive products. They aren't alloy but alloy also requires more attention in up keep or they wear out fast. Drive make a nice light weight steel one piece sprocket for the Ducati's or a quick change set up as well. Can't go wrong with them.
 

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I vote for the DID ZVM-X chain long life, X-ring not o-ring
 

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14 is too small for a front sprocket unless you like replacing the chain more often.
A smaller countershaft sprocket stresses the chain more bending it around the smaller diameter.
You should consider an alternative.
Going up two or three in the rear places the least amount of tension on your drive system and the power return is the same as going down on the front.
Repair your bike with longevity in mind and it will give you many trouble free miles and years of smiles.
Why throw extra $$$ at a toy when it is better spent going through the tank?
 
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