Replacing Chain - Which One

11 replies to this topic
  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted September 11, 2007 - 10:52 AM


after 3000 + miles on my chain its time to question is which brand to use? i know i want an o-ring chain and i know it needs to meet a cc rating of 450+... but again what brands. thanks

  • JSanfilippo

Posted September 11, 2007 - 11:07 AM



I'm sure any of their o-ring chains are up to the task of handling the power this brute puts out. I wonder what model chain the OEM D.I.D is?

  • dayvn

Posted September 11, 2007 - 12:08 PM


RK xso last so long you will only change it because you get tired of looking at it. Not because it is worn or stretched out.

  • byggd

Posted September 11, 2007 - 12:25 PM


I've always been told to replace sprockets and chain together :thumbsup: or at least the front because it spins over three times faster than the rear. O-ring chains are a way better value for off road trail riding. Just dont go crazy spending a lot of money. Primary drive makes a pretty good o-ring chain that is a great price. You can buy chains twice the price but they wont last any longer.

  • Rootuser

Posted September 11, 2007 - 12:28 PM


You should really replace chain and sprokets all together. One tends to wear the other. You want them to all wear together. At least that is the convential wisdom. I always replace all three myself so I don't really know what happens if you don't.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted September 11, 2007 - 01:02 PM


i know to replace sprockets however im talking strictly chains

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  • Solo

Posted September 11, 2007 - 01:38 PM


I have a DID 520VM x-ring chain that is standing up the abuse I put to it.

  • kskyles

Posted September 11, 2007 - 02:59 PM


i have a moose chain on mine right now. it's been great.

i'm sure it's been subcontracted from another major brand, and stamped with the moose logo.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted September 12, 2007 - 08:42 AM



is 120 link long enough for a 15/(48/50)
also which one do you recommend

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted September 14, 2007 - 10:17 PM



what do you guys make of this website....this is driving me crazy....also o ring versus x ring :thumbsup:

  • maxtherat

Posted September 14, 2007 - 10:25 PM


i agree w/ solowr DID VM xring

  • lairpost

Posted September 15, 2007 - 09:37 AM


DID ATV VM xring, slightly thicker side plates, cheaper price than VM xring for no apparent reason.

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