Gold Chain Destroyed in 20 hours


20 replies to this topic
  • Vet28

Posted June 29, 2004 - 05:02 AM

#1

I destroyed a gold non o-ring chain in almost no time flat. I'm a Vet40B rider, so I'm not that hard on a chain. Can't remember the brand, but it wasn't a common name. Give me suggestions on which chain holds up best to the 450 grunt. I heard Regina O-rings do well, Renthall too...what are the pro's using?

Vet28 :thumbsup:

  • Satch0922

Posted June 29, 2004 - 05:05 AM

#2

Renthal chains are made by Regina.

I have a Regina O-ring chain with three rides on it and I have not had to adjust it yet! With conventional chains in the past (including a non-oring Renthal) I had to adjust them every ride.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted June 29, 2004 - 05:06 AM

#3

I destroyed a gold non o-ring chain in almost no time flat. I'm a Vet40B rider, so I'm not that hard on a chain. Can't remember the brand, but it wasn't a common name. Give me suggestions on which chain holds up best to the 450 grunt. I heard Regina O-rings do well, Renthall too...what are the pro's using?

Vet28 :devil:


Did the same thing bought some no name brand and it fell apart in one ride.

I bought a RK from TT store :thumbsup:

  • yathump

Posted June 29, 2004 - 05:16 AM

#4

I have a DID x-ring with proably 12 rides on it and have only had too adjust it one time. :thumbsup: :devil:

  • XR650L_Dave

Posted June 29, 2004 - 05:25 AM

#5

I'm currently using an MSR bagged Regina O-ring, its holding up very well. Much better than the RK X-ring I had previously.

  • gonzo

Posted June 29, 2004 - 05:47 AM

#6

O ring chains definitly last longer than non o ring but Renthal does make a new chaing that is like 100 bucks retail that is supposed to give you the benefits of the strength of the o ring chaing but not rob horsepower. Pro's run non but they have an unlimited/everythings free budget.

  • Vibeguy

Posted June 29, 2004 - 06:25 AM

#7

I purchased a cheap chain (EK) for $35 as an emergency spare, ended up putting it on when the stock POS left the building. What a piece of junk, right out of the bag several links were frozen/locked up, looked like it was made in China by prison labor, learned a lesson there.

Just installed a DID gold non-o-ring chain that was $60. I think there are enough posts here to convince a person to spend the money on a quality chain!

  • OC768

Posted June 29, 2004 - 07:02 AM

#8

RK-Xring here, all trail riding of which I'd estimate it spends about 1/2 it's time on buried in muck of some sort.

I clean the snot off with water, clean again with WD-40 or Amsoil HDMP, and on goes the process. Adjusted it twice, replace the master link when it gets beat looking, seems to be holding up ok.

I also have a TM design chain guide as well, highly recommended if you are thinking of a new chain and your old guide is approaching toastage.

  • Aaron

Posted June 29, 2004 - 07:26 AM

#9

If you don't want to spend big bucks try the primary drive oring chain. It is holding up well for me and goes for about 40$/

  • Fly-nBri

Posted June 29, 2004 - 08:11 AM

#10

Get the DID o-ring chain. Ya can't go wrong either way there.

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  • flogger

Posted June 29, 2004 - 08:21 AM

#11

I bought a DID X-ring around 6 months ago. I have made one adjustment since. Worth the money and with these bikes the horsepower that it will take vs non- o-ring should be almost unnoticable.
Flog

  • Vet28

Posted June 29, 2004 - 08:22 AM

#12

thanks everybody. I wasn't worried about spending the money, as much as I was worried that I'd buy the wrong chain again. I hope I can keep my stock sprocket, it has a little wear from the crap chain, but I'd hate to have to swap both right now.

Thanks,
Vet28 :thumbsup:

  • flogger

Posted June 29, 2004 - 08:55 AM

#13

One closing thought. If you have much wear on your sprockets you may think of going ahead with the change. You can get some cheap but well constructed sprockets from Titax. They sell their fronts for less than $10 and a stainless rear for $59. This is the setup I went with and I have not worried about this part of the drivetrain for months. Just my .02 and good luck.
Flog :thumbsup:

  • Ga426owner

Posted June 29, 2004 - 08:58 AM

#14

I have great success with DID ERT gold. I have had 2 & they last for a least 6/9mo's of riding 2-3 times per week, even longer with Ironman sprockets. I am not a big fan of Oring or Xring chains for MX unless mud /wet riding. For trails no problem.

Pro MX racers do not use Oring or Xring chains

  • YAMAKAZE

Posted June 29, 2004 - 09:39 AM

#15

I am a Senior B +45 Rider myself. I can make a DID ERT chain last an entire season as long as the alignment is kept up and lubricated. I have literally destroyed O-Ring and X-Ring chain's 3/4 thru a GNCC season.

I also run Sidewinder sprockets which also extend the life of a chain as well.

Bonzai :thumbsup:

  • Satch0922

Posted June 29, 2004 - 11:01 AM

#16

Pro MX racers do not use Oring or Xring chains


Like stated above...Pros don't have a budget and don't buy their own chains. Thumpers have more than enough power....I could not tell the difference using an o-ring. Lot's of hipe over "power robbing". I still have not utilized the 426's power.....if I did I would be on the gas ALL the time! LOL

I will stay with o-ring chains...I have seen the light.

  • Satch0922

Posted June 29, 2004 - 11:01 AM

#17

Pro MX racers do not use Oring or Xring chains


Like stated above...Pros don't have a budget and don't buy their own chains. Thumpers have more than enough power....I could not tell the difference using an o-ring. Lot's of hipe over "power robbing". I still have not utilized the 426's power.....if I did I would be on the gas ALL the time! LOL

I will stay with o-ring chains...I have seen the light.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted June 29, 2004 - 03:16 PM

#18

Anytime the O rings get stiff in a link, it needs to be replaced. This happens before the chain is stretched.

I run the EK MRDLs. No problems there. Many of the Pro Privateer teams use this same chain.

  • dvn

Posted June 30, 2004 - 05:57 AM

#19

DID Xring with a Titax stainless sprocket. They're both holding up great. 17 hours so far this season and I have adjusted the chain once!

  • crf450f

Posted June 30, 2004 - 11:45 AM

#20

The YAMAHA factory pros are usin DID chains, and AFAM sprockets. Hope this helps





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