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sarkmych

Grenaded my PD chain on the weekend

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My chain from primary drive (520 gold x ring) blew apart last weekend and i wasn't even riding hard. Didn't do really any damage to me sprockets but I will replace them too. What is the best chain/sprocket combinations out there? I am running 13/50 gearing. Any suggestions?

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My chain from primary drive (520 gold x ring) blew apart last weekend and i wasn't even riding hard. Didn't do really any damage to me sprockets but I will replace them too. What is the best chain/sprocket combinations out there? I am running 13/50 gearing. Any suggestions?

I use:

Chain = D.I.D /Regina

Sprockets = Ironman

http://www.dirttricks.com/ordering_sprockets.htm

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My buddy just got a parts unlimited chain, he said a few of the guys at our local shop love them. Its an xring chain and was on sale for about 55$. He went with steel sprockets.

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I use:

Chain = D.I.D /Regina

Sprockets = Ironman

http://www.dirttricks.com/ordering_sprockets.htm

That is the same setup that I've been using. Never had a problem with D.I.D. My stock D.I.D. lasted over 3000 miles and it was still in good shape. I replaced it with a D.I.D. X-Ring and Ironman sprockets and so far so good. If you are looking for something that will last then I highly recommend this combo. The cost is more but I believe that you will save in the end by not having to replace them so often.

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Thanks guys for the replies.

My research led me to the DID 520 x 114 chain as well as new Renthal front (13T) and rear (50t) sprockets. Can't wait to try em out.

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My chain from primary drive (520 gold x ring) blew apart last weekend and i wasn't even riding hard. Didn't do really any damage to me sprockets but I will replace them too. What is the best chain/sprocket combinations out there? I am running 13/50 gearing. Any suggestions?

Wow you've got me a little concerned I just installed the same primary drive x-ring chain and sprockets 14/50 last week, and have only one ride on them.

how old was your chain? Has any one else had problems with this chain?

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I'm running PD chains on both my '99 400s and have had no issues with them. They have held up just as well as the brand names. The only negative thing I have to say about them is that they are wider and heavier than the brand names.

The extra width of the chain is the reason why I dont run it on my 07 450 as that bike doesn't seem to have much tolerance for an out of adjustment or misaligned chain. A loose chain quickly starts abrading the main spar and also the subframe, and the extra width would only make matters worse.

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A chain is the wrong thing to pinch pennies on. If it breaks you're walking home and many times a broken chain takes out the cases when it goes.

Most of the low priced aftermarket stuff is chinese.

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Hey Sarkmych,

Always nice to see other Albertan WR450 owners.

Where in Alberta you located? Did you buy the chain/sprockets locally or through the internet?

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Hey Sarkmych,

Always nice to see other Albertan WR450 owners.

Where in Alberta you located? Did you buy the chain/sprockets locally or through the internet?

Im in Edmonton. Tough to find alot of good places to ride. I take the kids to Bruderheim and Hunter valley most of the time. I like to get to the Okanagan several times a year where the real riding is...

I bought this particular set up from RMATV.

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Wow you've got me a little concerned I just installed the same primary drive x-ring chain and sprockets 14/50 last week, and have only one ride on them.

how old was your chain? Has any one else had problems with this chain?

I think the problem was that I was in Baja for over a month in 08/09 at christmas time and the many miles up and down the beaches may have salted the chain. Upon my return to the great white north i didn't do any real maintenance until this spring. before the first ride of this year I cleaned and lubed the chain but it may have been too little too late. I put 2500 kms on that setup in Baja with no issues. My opinion is there is no problem with the PD parts. I think I'll just try a new set-up for a change.

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