new chain

4 replies to this topic
  • slowrider

Posted May 07, 2001 - 07:56 AM


I am going to replace my stock chain on 426 any good ideas? I am not concerned with weight, I just want a very good reliable, chain that will run for a long time. thanks in advanced.

  • enmerdeur

Posted May 07, 2001 - 08:21 AM


I am of the low maintenance school so I always run a O-Ring chain. I have a Renthal setup now that is great.

99'YZ-400 (Mine)
00' TT-R 125 (Hers)
91' KX-125 (Son #1)
93' CR-80 (Just sold it. Looking for another TTR125 for Son #2)
99' PW-80 (Son #3)

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  • dirtdad

Posted May 07, 2001 - 09:31 PM


I love doing maintenance, but I still believe in o-ring chains. I'm currently using a D.I.D. x-ring and love it. Very low drag. You really can't go wrong with any of the top brands of o-ring chains. D.I.D., Renthal, Regina, etc... My 02 scents!

00 YZ426F
01 TT-R125L (my son's)
91 CR125
83 YZ490
74 Hodaka Super Combat(gone but not forgotten!)

  • Ga426owner

Posted May 07, 2001 - 10:18 AM


Slowrider, buy the O-Ring or X-ring unless you love adjusting chain slack all the time.
Also, you will get a lot more life out of the chain.

  • teamtoxic

Posted May 07, 2001 - 10:30 AM


<FONT COLOR="navy"> If you're racing and only racing, I would buy a quality chain (D.I.D., Renthal, Regina, etc.) without O Rings or X-rings. With an O ring/X ring chain you end up losing a minute amount of power that you may benifit from if racing. Otherwise, I would recommend any O ring or X ring chain, they last much longer and do not need to be adjusted as often as a standard chain. I run O ring chains because of the wear/adjustment factor.</FONT>


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