##### Asked by: Shuangwei Grohovsky

asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th March, 2020# What is the pitch on a motorcycle chain?

**pitch**is the distance between roller centers. The width is the distance between the link plates (i.e. slightly more than the roller width to allow for clearance). 2. The right-hand digit of the standard denotes 0 = normal

**chain**, 1 = lightweight

**chain**, 5 = rollerless bushing

**chain**.

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Also asked, what is the pitch of a chain?

The **pitch of a chain** refers to the distance between its drive links. It is determined by measuring the distance between any three consecutive drive links and dividing by two. Example: 3/4" divided by 2 = 3/8". Sometimes **pitch** is expressed as a fraction: 3/8" and sometimes it is expressed as a decimal: .

Also Know, what is the difference between a 520 and 525 chain? As noted, the **difference between** a **525** and **520 chain** (100 links) is about 3/10 lb. Correct, but if you switch to a rear aluminum sprocket, weight savings are much better. As i stated previously, doing the conversion (with aluminum rear) saved me 1 pound (well, 15 ounces to be exact).

Hereof, how do I know what motorcycle chain to buy?

If you are using a **bike** with a derailleur the number of cogs on the rear hub will **determine** the **chain** size you will need. They are always 3/32" **chains**. You can get a 5/6/7-speed, 8-speed, 9-speed, or 10-speed **chains**.

What pitch is 35 chain?

Chain standards

ASME/ANSI B29.1-2011 Roller Chain Standard Sizes | ||

Size | Pitch | Maximum Roller Diameter |
---|---|---|

25 | 0.250 in (6.35 mm) | 0.130 in (3.30 mm) |

35 | 0.375 in (9.53 mm) | 0.200 in (5.08 mm) |

41 | 0.500 in (12.70 mm) | 0.306 in (7.77 mm) |