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martinfan30

Chain advise/opinions

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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