Chain advise/opinions


11 replies to this topic
  • martinfan30

Posted February 21, 2008 - 10:17 AM

#1

Just ordered a set of JT sprockets (14/46). Just a hair lower than my 15/48.
3.29 vs 3.2.

I actually want your advise and opinions on which chain to buy. 520-110.

Thanks,

Judge.

  • Agent2

Posted February 21, 2008 - 11:05 AM

#2

Personal opinion, if money is no object - DID X Ring Gold, if you are a cheap b*****d like me - Primary Drive X Ring.
Now the 64 dollar question, clipped or staked link?

  • cleonard

Posted February 21, 2008 - 11:54 AM

#3

The last chain that I had was a RK RDO and it lasted 5 or 6 (7?) years. Then I replaced it with a Primary Drive O-ring chain. Check my Avatar as to what happened to that chain. It didn't last a year. They actually stood behind their product and refunded the price of that chain. I replaced it with the X-ring version and it is much heavier duty. It's been working fine since I got it.

Any of the big brand chains are good. I have a preference for DID and Tsubaki.

  • XR4DEZ

Posted February 21, 2008 - 04:41 PM

#4

I go through a chain a season and have found the DID VM X- Ring to be very good. Sunstar steel sprockets are also very good. A season for me is about 5K miles of desert riding.

  • rhythmofbeing

Posted February 22, 2008 - 08:07 AM

#5

Broke the master link on a Parts Unlimited O-ring. That was an emergency buy and I was told it was an EK. After it broke I researched the part number and was not happy to find that I had been mislead.

Now it's an RK XSO and so far so good. This on a supermoto with no cush drive.

  • philipstjohn

Posted February 22, 2008 - 08:29 AM

#6

the DID ERV3 or (V2) or the RK 520 Gold X ring are two of my top choices... might be a little over kill for the "L"...hahaha :smirk:

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  • martinfan30

Posted February 22, 2008 - 02:03 PM

#7

Thanks for all the input fellas.:smirk:

I settled on JT sprockets and an RK 520XSO chain.

  • Frank ZX

Posted February 22, 2008 - 05:29 PM

#8

Judge,I think one of the most important things to rember is we ride torque monsters,so tensel strength is very important.I've got to get new sprockets and a chain soon.I heard that aluminum sprockets are too soft for the torque of a large 4 stroke.

  • XR4DEZ

Posted February 22, 2008 - 08:35 PM

#9

Judge,I think one of the most important things to rember is we ride torque monsters,so tensel strength is very important.I've got to get new sprockets and a chain soon.I heard that aluminum sprockets are too soft for the torque of a large 4 stroke.


I could go through 5 aluminum sprockets to 1 Sunstar steel. I just bought a new rim, sprocket and rotor for the R off Ebay, the sprocket did not last the life of 2 tires and that's less than a thousand miles.

  • philipstjohn

Posted February 23, 2008 - 06:08 AM

#10

I could go through 5 aluminum sprockets to 1 Sunstar steel. I just bought a new rim, sprocket and rotor for the R off Ebay, the sprocket did not last the life of 2 tires and that's less than a thousand miles.


Have you tried the Ironman Sprockets? Which steel Sunstar sprockets are you using? The standard stock model or the Works 2 stainless steel model?

  • HeadTrauma

Posted February 23, 2008 - 01:35 PM

#11

Thanks for all the input fellas.:smirk:

I settled on JT sprockets and an RK 520XSO chain.


I don't think you'll be disappointed. I have a handful of favorite brands that include Regina, RK, DID, and one or two others I forgot. There's a DID on my 600 right now with Renthal sprockets.

  • XR4DEZ

Posted February 23, 2008 - 04:12 PM

#12

Have you tried the Ironman Sprockets? Which steel Sunstar sprockets are you using? The standard stock model or the Works 2 stainless steel model?


Just the plain $35 steel sprocket. I tried a Sidewinder once and it did not last as long as the Sunstar and was more than twice the price.
:smirk:





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