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Old 09-22-2005, 06:37 AM   #1
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stretch limit on a 530 chain.

I need to know the ten link stretch measurement for a 530 chain. The factory manual is not accurate. They claim that anything over 5.91 inches is stretched out and needs replacement. A brand new 530 chain is 6.20 inches so that measurement is not right. Does anyone have a correct measurement?
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Old 09-22-2005, 06:44 AM   #2
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If you can see much air between the sprocket teeth when you pull the chain away, both sprockets and the chain are toast.
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:10 AM   #3
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The pulling the chain from the sprocket method says half the height of the sprocket teeth for wear. I don't care for that method very much. I like to have actual measurements to eliminate any guessing or interpretation. Thanks for the input though.
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Old 09-22-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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I have never seen any mfg that published "stretch limits".

I do as gravityfiend does. I inspect the chain and check for the classic wear indicators and proceed from there.
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:14 AM   #5
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The industry standard for the pitch (pin to pin center) of a 530 chain is 5/8" or 15.875mm.

So across 10 links/11 pins your new chain should measure 6.25" or 158.75mm.

From the DansMC Web Site he states that if the chain has lengthened greater that 2.5% that needs replacement. I haven't found any industry standard to check his claim. But if I have time I"ll look a little further into it.

So 158.75 + 2.5% = 162.71mm = change the chain

That 4mm difference seems to me to fall inline with the pull the chain and see 1/2 tooth showing.

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Old 09-22-2005, 05:35 PM   #6
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That answer works for me. Thanks..
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