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Newer DID chain,, now link each side of master are very stiff.


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  • ttreewalkerr

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 03:21 PM


About 600 miles on new chain and noticed each side of master link is stiff. Not the pivot at the master, but next pins. I see a larger gap on the pins.... is this thing trying to come apart ? It's not a corrosion thing......
Anyone see this before ?

  • Krannie McKranface
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 04:26 PM


DID makes a wide range of chains.....from OEM chains that last 10 hours to the VT-2 industrial strength X ring chain.

 

Too many factors to make a blanket statement about chains.

 

If you did not change your worn front and rear sprockets when you changed your chain, you chain will wear out quickly. Very quickly.



  • ttreewalkerr

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 05:37 PM


All were new together. I'm assuming this chain is toast. Just don't know why. I don't tighten it stiff, always some play.

  • ttreewalkerr

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 05:38 PM


Sprockets are like new,, 600 miles on the set. I could grind out 1 link and put my wheel all the way forward,, but other side of link is same.

  • Krannie McKranface
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 06:38 PM


All were new together. I'm assuming this chain is toast. Just don't know why. I don't tighten it stiff, always some play.

 

So you must have purchased the DZ version. 

It's junk.



  • ttreewalkerr

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Posted September 30, 2016 - 07:17 PM


DID 520 ERT Gold Chain 120 Links

  • Krannie McKranface
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Posted September 30, 2016 - 08:32 PM


That's a decent chain.

 

Not sure what to say, other than you have an alignment problem, or you are not oiling the chain enough.



  • ttreewalkerr

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Posted October 04, 2016 - 03:28 PM


Krannie, it was a DZ after all,, noticed when I removed the chain.

  • Krannie McKranface
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Posted October 05, 2016 - 06:37 AM


Krannie, it was a DZ after all,, noticed when I removed the chain.

 

Yeah, sorry to say that the DZ chain is the 'throw away' chain supplied on some new bikes.

 

I would try a VT-2 if you can afford it.  I get hundreds and hundreds of hours for trail riding and at least 50 for desert for racing.

It is an X-ring chain, it is heavier, and it does change the rev speed a tiny amount.

 

Make sure it does not rub the case, and add a 1mm washer if it does. I'm not sure which bike you have....but on 2006+ it does not rub with the stock CS sprocket.



  • ttreewalkerr

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Posted October 05, 2016 - 07:37 AM


I got the RK X chain, high tensile strength.





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