Chain Kit

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Zero offers some chain kit options that include front and rear sprockets and a 520 DID X-ring chain.

Motivation
Chain vs belt comparison

Install

Overview
This replaces the belt with a chain.
This installs a chain guide on the underside of the swingarm.
This replaces the pulley sprockets with toothed sprockets.
Video Guide
Tools
  • Center lift.
  • 27mm socket for the rear axle nut.
  • 3mm Allen key.
  • 10mm Allen key socket
    Ensure at least 1" depth and a ⅜" drive sufficient to handle swingarm pivot bolt torques.
  • 15mm socket wrench (S models).
  • 13mm socket wrench (X models).
  • Torque wrench capable of setting 75ft-lbs and driving the 27mm socket and 10mm Allen key.
  • 2012-2013:
    • 2.5mm Allen key.
    • 24mm socket wrench.
  • (2013-2017?) 6mm Allen key and wrench to remove the rear sprocket pulley from the rear wheel.
  • (2018?) T45 Torx bit and wrench to remove the rear sprocket pulley from the rear wheel.
Prerequisites
  1. Remove the rear wheel.
  2. Remove the swingarm.
Recommendations
  • For any chain fitment, wait until running the chain over the sprockets (and probably through the guide) before unlinking the chain and fitting a master link for its final length.
    Any mistakes in length estimation require more chain tool use which is just adding risk.
Steps
  • Disclaimer Disclaimer: TBD, but the OEM should supply instructions
References