Chain Wr450F - 04
Posted October 24, 2004 - 04:27 PM
should I replace it rigth away or is it a keeper?
My experience with OEM chains is that they stretch like bubble gum and useless after a few rides.
What is the best chain? (X-ring?)
Posted October 24, 2004 - 04:33 PM
Posted October 24, 2004 - 04:44 PM
Anyway, on my chain I'm not worried about running out of tension notches, I worry about the side to side flex of the chain and how it can be pulled a bit off the rear sprocket in the back.
I thought that was the most important indicator of a chains wear. By the way, the sprockets are not hooked in the least.
I think I will just put an o-ring Regina or Rethal (same thing I guess) or maybe even a good Parts Canada o-ring replacement on over the winter. I'm not too thirlled about inheriting a master clip but that will be the case I suspect.
Any advise or experience on your OEM chain replacement experience would be greatly appreicated.
Posted October 24, 2004 - 05:04 PM
Posted October 24, 2004 - 10:42 PM
Posted October 24, 2004 - 10:55 PM
since it is not packed in eye catching box and is priced by the length you take it is quite cheap
it outlasts those reginas and compares to hi standard chains as RK, DID, renthal
when still building a trust toward low budget chain i made my own protector wich already prooved its means by holding the broken regina (twice) at bay, not hitting the engine at breaking
i think this is a must have for mud riding, stock protector is a dirt catching device
Posted October 25, 2004 - 06:50 AM
Posted October 25, 2004 - 10:37 AM
The OE chain lasted 200 miles and broke one side plate with 32 cracks in the rest of the side plates but made the 10 mile trip back to the van .
Second chain VK 50 miles was hanging like a stud dogs balls and had so much side to side play it startrd to eat subframe,
adjusted 50 miles more stretched again in the bin !
Third chain DID OE with two years warrenty now when it snaps i get a new one [ might never have to buy a chain again [
Euro spec 450's are so strong if the chain don't snap it's your arms !
Posted November 05, 2004 - 05:00 PM