GYTR chains


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  • tribalbc

Posted October 01, 2009 - 04:05 PM

#1

Does anyone know who makes GYTR's chains for them ?

http://www.yamahaspo...ains-links.aspx

$60 seems pretty cheap for an X-ring chain.

Anyone with any experience with these chains ?

  • dino 702

Posted October 01, 2009 - 06:24 PM

#2

What's up with the drilled out inner links (Yamaha Website) you can see an up close picture http://www.yamaha-mo...itemdetail.aspx

  • pscook

Posted October 01, 2009 - 09:05 PM

#3

What's up with the drilled out inner links (Yamaha Website) you can see an up close picture http://www.yamaha-mo...itemdetail.aspx


It looks like it allows the chain to clear itself, since those are the plates against the sprocket. It probably gives the muck/dirt/chunks of stuff some place to go.

  • KJ790

Posted October 01, 2009 - 09:11 PM

#4

What's up with the drilled out inner links (Yamaha Website) you can see an up close picture http://www.yamaha-mo...itemdetail.aspx


Decreases rotating mass, allows the wheel to accelerate faster since you have less inertial losses.

  • meyer1son

Posted October 01, 2009 - 09:23 PM

#5

You can get GYTR parts cheaper via cyclepartswarehouse.com Just copy the part # on yami site and paste it on cpw's reverse part look up!

Chris

  • grayracer513

Posted October 01, 2009 - 10:29 PM

#6

It looks like it allows the chain to clear itself, since those are the plates against the sprocket. It probably gives the muck/dirt/chunks of stuff some place to go.

The muck can go straight up and out, as with any chain.

The holes, IMO, are a form of weight reduction/gimmick/wallet bait, and serve no significant purpose other than attracting customers.

  • harrperf

Posted October 02, 2009 - 09:24 AM

#7

The muck can go straight up and out, as with any chain.

The holes, IMO, are a form of weight reduction/gimmick/wallet bait, and serve no significant purpose other than attracting customers.


Save it where you can... any dynamic mass plays a big role in power delivery and acceleration.

People save 3-5 grams on a valve retainer and gain 500 RPM reliably...

The chain weight savings, while probably very small, would have an effect on acceleration...

Just hope the rider who buys it isn't running heavy sprockets, wheels, heavy duty tubes and a heavy tire!

Big picture, probably much easier ways to save the weight elsewhere:thumbsup:

  • grayracer513

Posted October 02, 2009 - 09:53 AM

#8

Save it where you can... any dynamic mass plays a big role in power delivery and acceleration.

The chain weight savings, while probably very small, would have an effect on acceleration...

Just hope the rider who buys it isn't running heavy sprockets, wheels, heavy duty tubes and a heavy tire!

First, there's no proof the chain actually is any lighter than a counterpart chain of similar strength is, and they either weakened the chain by this device, or made up the strength in additional bulk elsewhere, which would obviate the weight lost to the holes. At the price, premium steels seem out of the question.

Assuming the loss was as much as 6 ounces (<0.4 lb) from a chain size that typically weighs around 3.4 lb/100 links, the "effect" would be real enough, but it's extremely unlikely that it would be noticeable, or measurable, much less worth pursuing at the expense of something like durability.

People save 3-5 grams on a valve retainer and gain 500 RPM reliably...

Sorry, that's an exaggeration.


Big picture, probably much easier ways to save the weight elsewhere:thumbsup:

Since you can just buy this thing and bolt it on, I don't see much of anything being any easier, really, but certainly there are more effective things to spend money on. Getting the suspension set up optimally will be far more beneficial than the 3 watts of power this chain MIGHT gain for you.

If it's a good, strong, durable chain at a good price, then that's good. But the holes? Really.

  • tribalbc

Posted October 02, 2009 - 10:07 AM

#9

So nobody knows who manufactures their chains for them :busted:

I was just wondering because normally GYTR uses quality products, often at a cheaper price. Example the clutch parts are Hinson with the GYTR stamp, but cheaper.

So they're claiming their racing quality on this chain and like I said before, $60 is pretty damn cheap for a quality X-ring chain.

As far as the holes go I would be a little worried they would fill with mud but if this is a quality chain at this price I would be willing to try it.
I have a Regina Z-ring now, that has served me well but a new one is almost twice the bucks as this chain.

  • grayracer513

Posted October 02, 2009 - 01:40 PM

#10

So nobody knows who manufactures their chains for them :busted:

I was just wondering because normally GYTR uses quality products, often at a cheaper price. Example the clutch parts are Hinson with the GYTR stamp, but cheaper.

That's very true. It's often very difficult to find out, though.

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  • DPW

Posted October 02, 2009 - 02:24 PM

#11

So nobody knows who manufactures their chains for them :busted:


D.I.D. would be my guess since that is what comes on this bikes normally. I can't imagine having a contract with DID for the OEM chains then outsourcing the GYTR chains to another company....just a guess

  • erickdj

Posted October 02, 2009 - 03:20 PM

#12

D.I.D. would be my guess since that is what comes on this bikes normally. I can't imagine having a contract with DID for the OEM chains then outsourcing the GYTR chains to another company....just a guess


I don't think dubach makes the stock pipes, so anything is possible.

  • DPW

Posted October 02, 2009 - 03:27 PM

#13

I don't think dubach makes the stock pipes, so anything is possible.



right or akrapovic, lightspeed, or tag...blaha ....like I said a guess....

  • harrymank

Posted October 02, 2009 - 06:06 PM

#14

I just put one of there chains chains on and liked the quality of it, but it only has .2 of an hour on it so I dont know how durable it is but it seems like it will work well. I like the genuine yamaha accessory thought and its cheap

  • tribalbc

Posted October 02, 2009 - 06:50 PM

#15

I just put one of there chains chains on and liked the quality of it, but it only has .2 of an hour on it so I dont know how durable it is but it seems like it will work well. I like the genuine yamaha accessory thought and its cheap


Which one did you get?

I have the same thought as you. GYTR is normally quality stuff and it's cheap.

  • tribalbc

Posted October 02, 2009 - 06:52 PM

#16

D.I.D. would be my guess since that is what comes on this bikes normally. I can't imagine having a contract with DID for the OEM chains then outsourcing the GYTR chains to another company....just a guess


I don't think GYTR and Yamaha OEM have much in common when outsourcing parts.
My thought, could be wrong.

  • tribalbc

Posted October 02, 2009 - 06:54 PM

#17

Who invented the O-ring chain? It claims on their O-ring that the chain is made by the inventor of the O-ring chain....

  • harrymank

Posted October 02, 2009 - 07:10 PM

#18

I bought the GDX X-ring gold colored chain. I like the thought of yamaha accessories because they are quality and well priced compared to having ten other brands of accessories. It might be more the thought of having yamaha stuff then other that I like

  • harrymank

Posted October 02, 2009 - 07:18 PM

#19

I also buy my OEM and GYTR parts from stadium yamaha, great site easy to find parts with full diagrams and they have everything from OEM parts to GYTR accessories, yamaha clothing and shop supplies and a bunch of aftermarket stuff to

  • tribalbc

Posted October 02, 2009 - 07:42 PM

#20

I bought the GDX X-ring gold colored chain. I like the thought of yamaha accessories because they are quality and well priced compared to having ten other brands of accessories. It might be more the thought of having yamaha stuff then other that I like


That's the same chain I was thinking of getting.
Does it have the holes everyones talking about?





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