Primary Drive Chains


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  • TARFELE

Posted December 03, 2006 - 07:08 AM

#1

Has anyone tried a Primary Drive chain from Rocky Mountain? The X-Ring gold is only $55 and is 8150 tensil strength. Just wants some opinions from experience!!!!!!! I did do a search and read positive but they are several months old and I want some more information after extended use.

  • frankiewhipit

Posted December 03, 2006 - 10:04 AM

#2

I DON'T THINK THE "PRIMARY DRIVE" BRAND HAS BEEN OUT THAT LONG, I HAVE HAD ONE ON MY L FOR ABOUT 2500 MILES ABOUT 1/3 THROUGH THE WOODS & SO FAR SO GOOD :worthy:

  • cleonard

Posted December 03, 2006 - 10:32 AM

#3

Has anyone tried a Primary Drive chain from Rocky Mountain? The X-Ring gold is only $55 and is 8150 tensil strength. Just wants some opinions from experience!!!!!!! I did do a search and read positive but they are several months old and I want some more information after extended use.


I got a O-ring chain and sprocket kit about 10 months ago. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the sprockets. They looked well made. I would not recommend the O-ring chain. Get the X-ring as my O-ring one looks kind of light. The inner plates are not solid, but they are on the X-ring version. That said I have had no issues with it. It's got about 2500 to 3000 miles on it and it is not stretching. It's a good value for the $$$.

  • loufish

Posted December 03, 2006 - 06:57 PM

#4

I bought a set of sprockets and their Gold X-Ring chain. So far I've had no problems, but it does use a clip style master link, while the stock 650R uses a staked master link.
Any guys having problem with a clip style master for their 650R?

By the way, doing business with R/M was great, shipping was free over $100, and it still got to me in only 3 days. and did get an e-mail conformation and tracking from them.
Will do business with them again.

  • TARFELE

Posted December 07, 2006 - 06:31 PM

#5

Thanks guys, I have the X on order so I will see soon enough. Everything that I have bought from the so far has been great quality especially the ARC stuff.

  • goblin127

Posted December 07, 2006 - 09:08 PM

#6

How well do clip master links hold up on these bikes with the chain guides they run?

  • frankstr

Posted December 08, 2006 - 06:11 AM

#7

How well do clip master links hold up on these bikes with the chain guides they run?


That is something I do not know and don't plan on finding out personaly..
Bikes in the past have had clip master links..no problems...:D
But for my BRP I will stick to the staked master link...:worthy:
But thats my opinion......

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  • cleonard

Posted December 08, 2006 - 08:07 AM

#8

How well do clip master links hold up on these bikes with the chain guides they run?


I would imagine that there are a lot of 650Rs with clip type chains on them. If it were a big problem I'd think that we would see posts titled "Don't use clip chains on a 650R." I don't remember ever seeing one.

Don't know about the 650R, but on my 600 my last chain was a RK clip type O-ring chain. It had the interference fit master link. These links are not like the easy to assemble ones on a non-ring chain. It takes quite a bit of force to install the side plate. It really needs to be pressed on. Well when the time came to replace it, the clip was nowhere to be found. I have no idea how long I was riding with no clip, but I suspect it was a long time, perhaps a year.

Now checking for the clip is part of my pre-ride checklist.

  • Troy_Bell

Posted December 08, 2006 - 12:20 PM

#9

When I replaced the chain on my 650R, I went with a clip type. I rode it for another few months before the bike was stolen. During that time, I had no issues with it. My buddy has been using a clip type on his 650R for years and never had a problem. They weren't the Primary Drive brand, so I can't comment about it's use on that bike. However, I did buy the Primary Drive o-ring chain and sprocket combo for my YZ250 and I am quite pleased with it's quality. As mentioned above, the o-ring has openings in the links, which at first kind of bothered me, but the rated tensile strength is plenty for my 250.

  • TARFELE

Posted December 08, 2006 - 03:38 PM

#10

I got the chain in today and it seems to be of the same quality as my last DID. As far as the clip style, if your worried safety wire it. I have never had a problem with the clip.

Thanks again.

  • Mudshark

Posted December 08, 2006 - 04:03 PM

#11

Has anyone tried a Primary Drive chain from Rocky Mountain? The X-Ring gold is only $55 and is 8150 tensil strength. Just wants some opinions from experience!!!!!!! I did do a search and read positive but they are several months old and I want some more information after extended use.


I have one on my KX250, it's great! :worthy: I wish I knew about them
earlier... would have saved a lot of money :D

  • xr-jorger

Posted December 08, 2006 - 10:19 PM

#12

I bought the sproket and x-ring chain for my pig and love it, no issues....clip hasnt been a problem either! :worthy:

  • roadcam

Posted December 11, 2006 - 11:32 AM

#13

I've been running the Primary Drive X-Ring chain and their steel sprockets for a couple years now on my XR650L ... absolutely no issues, I would recommend them to anyone ... and, I've never shed a masterlink in 40+ years of riding, although I have broken a couple of chains ... :thumbsup:

  • big t

Posted December 14, 2006 - 01:58 AM

#14

Haven't used Primary Drive chains but I have had several sprockets of thiers and you can't beat them for the price.:thumbsup:

  • xplore

Posted December 14, 2006 - 09:41 AM

#15

I have been running them on all of the bikes, they are the same as any other, as well as the sprockets. Get them at this price while you can. I have bought tires over the years, and they used to be $35 now they are $55. So as soon as they get popular enough they will jack the price up I'll bet. I'm sure it is just a supply and demand deal. Just like "ARC and TORQUE" great prices till they make a name. But Rocky Mountain is really great for sure.





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