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O-ring Vs. X-ring Vs. T-ring

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went to put an o-ring type replacement chain on my new bike, as I've read its better to do it right away and save sprocket wear. Local shop sent me home with a DID ERT Gold, NON o-ring, which I didn't realize until it was on the bike. Great, took it off, went back, came back to shop with a Regina RK XW ring Gold 520. Asked guys who work there if it will be too wide, rub the cases, etc. They said no, came home measured it, it was 1/4" wider than stock chain, WAY too wide! It would fit my 1000cc Speed Triple perfect! Bling! Bling! &%$#@!!? This apparantly simple 15minute mod has turned into a two day deal. Most of the kids who work at the shops I go to apparantly know less than me about chain types, if thats possible. Anyone have a specific model, and did you have to shim your countershaft sprocket? :applause:

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thanks guys, soo..the question is, is the XW ring the same as the X ring? If you guys say it will work, i'll mount it up, its almost 1/3 again as wide. :applause:

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In the first place, it's either a Regina OR it's an RK. They're two different brands. Regina's high end sealed chain is a "Z" ring (the ZRH is their top of the line), and fits a YZ450 perfectly. (it's also AT LEAST equal to a DID EVRT, if not superior, IMO). I haven't used RK's, so I can't say what's up, but it alsmost sounds like somebody packed a 530 in the wrong box. A Regina ORN is an excellent chain also, and it will fit your bike.

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went to put an o-ring type replacement chain on my new bike, as I've read its better to do it right away and save sprocket wear. Local shop sent me home with a DID ERT Gold, NON o-ring, which I didn't realize until it was on the bike.

I have tried X- and O-ring chains, several brands. But my problem is that I powerwash the chain after each ride, and that hurts the rubber seals. Last chain I had was the DID ERT gold chain, which I also will put on my new bike this time. It won't wear your sprockets if you keep the normal chain clean and lubed so that it won't wear and stretch (which actually causes the sprocket wear).

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I have tried X- and O-ring chains, several brands. But ...I powerwash the chain after each ride, and that hurts the rubber seals.
Sealed chains can be power washed, but you do need to use caution for the reason you've recognized. Keeping the washer back at least 8 inches and spraying only directly at the sides of the chain allows the side plates to protect the seals from water intrusion.

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wow. Jaybird certainly has a lot to say about chains....good info. I ordered a Regina 520 ORN oring chain, from tt store, so I'll be back in business soon. I'll run it this winter and change over to a DID ERT in summer when I ride more moto.

Thanks for all the help..now i gotta go "stake" my left case galley plugs... :applause:

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