Chains and Sprockets


You will find most everything discussed about chains and gearing on the pages linked below. Whenever there is a link to a non KTM specific site, it means no one on the OC has posted anything with images and a narrative on that subject. As articles are written by members on those subjects, they will be substituted in here

Tools and tech
Installing New Chain & Sprockets
Tools and Tech
The Basics
Scott oiler
WD 40 Experiment
Lubrication (pdf)
Gearing Commander
Gearing Basics
Gearing Commander

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