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Old 10-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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help picking a chain

i need some help picking a chain, not really sure which one i should go with, ive narrowed it down to 3 choices (unless someone has a better suggestion which i'll be happy to hear). need to be a 530 size, with a gold/black color. so far ive come up with:

D.I.D. 530VX
RK GB530XSOZ1
EK 530 SRX

trying to stay as budget friendly as possible since ive done sunk a bunch of money on various other things. all the chains listed are around $130 give or take. slightly leaning towards the DID for some oddball reason but lmk what you guys are using and like, shops feel free to chime in also.
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i have RK chain and sprocket set on my R1 they are great,

but from what i heard, DID is supposed the best one (yamaha oem chain)
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either one will be fine.
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mx6r, All three of those brands are proven dependable and were the three I was looking at earlier this year. I shopped all over, 'net and locally, and found a "limited time only" deal on a DID chain and sprocket set from Sprocket Center. It really was just fortunate timing that I was able to buy just what I wanted.

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either one will be fine.
yep, i know this, just having trouble, most of the time im a meh: kinda person but its just on some particular things that i have to be certain that exactly to my liking 100% even though my liking may be unknown or changing.. grrr
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mx6r, All three of those brands are proven dependable and were the three I was looking at earlier this year. I shopped all over, 'net and locally, and found a "limited time only" deal on a DID chain and sprocket set from Sprocket Center. It really was just fortunate timing that I was able to buy just what I wanted.

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so far it looks like DID is the favorite, lets see where this goes in a day or two...
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depending on how you are going ride, my chain setup is a 520 race chain & sprocket, you would get to your top end faster, but your max speed would decrease a couple mph. Its usually 1 down on the front sprocket and your regular teeth on the rear.

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output...w=1280&bih=605
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can someone educate me on pin length, roller diameter, and wear life indexes?

i know what they are. just need to know which is "better" ie bigger roller diameter or smaller. longer pin length or shorter pin length, and how wear life index is calculated.

weight/ tensile strength is a given.
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depending on how you are going ride, my chain setup is a 520 race chain & sprocket, you would get to your top end faster, but your max speed would decrease a couple mph. Its usually 1 down on the front sprocket and your regular teeth on the rear.

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&output...w=1280&bih=605
already have a super sprox +2 in the rear and a sun-star factory size for front just need a chain. im riding a torquey TLR with a twist happy rider on a 1/5 turn throttle. i'll stick with the 530 size.
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can someone educate me on pin length, roller diameter, and wear life indexes?

i know what they are. just need to know which is "better" ie bigger roller diameter or smaller. longer pin length or shorter pin length, and how wear life index is calculated.

weight/ tensile strength is a given.
I know you can buy a Super Sprox sproket for the rear which lasts alot longer than an Aluminum sproket and its alot cheaper, they are between $79-$89. It all depends on how you ride.

http://www.supersproxusa.com/
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I know you can buy a Super Sprox sproket for the rear which lasts alot longer than an Aluminum sproket and its alot cheaper, they are between $79-$89. It all depends on how you ride.

http://www.supersproxusa.com/




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already have a super sprox +2 in the rear and a sun-star factory size for front just need a chain. im riding a torquey TLR with a twist happy rider on a 1/5 turn throttle. i'll stick with the 530 size.
pin length and roller diameter. all 3 brands have marginally different specs. anyone know what the advantages are of having a bigger/smaller roller diameter and longer/shorter pin length?
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pin length and roller diameter. all 3 brands have marginally different specs. anyone know what the advantages are of having a bigger/smaller roller diameter and longer/shorter pin length?
Pin length changes you top end & or your dead stop/start speed. most people who stunt uses a bigger pin so that they can go longer distance on a wheelie, A sprocket with fewer teeth will give you a higher speed to RPM compared to one with a larger tooth count. 11T is the smallest you can go on a cassette.

However a sprocket with more teeth will enable you to start much more quickly.
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im not referring to the teeth count. i am referring to the length of the pin that of which the bushings and rollers roll on/around

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lol, oh ok, well you got me on that...I cant help you,sorry
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DID if you got the $$$ to burn
EK if you just want a chain that performs,

I run my 650 spirited on the street every day, I haven't needed to adjust my chain at all for over 6k miles or more and I am running an EK chain.

So far I am more then happy with EK. slightly off topic, I found my new favorite chain lube, Bel-Ray Super Clean. It doesn't fling all over my rim, and doesn't fling all over the bike.
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:10 PM   #17
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DID if you got the $$$ to burn
EK if you just want a chain that performs,

I run my 650 spirited on the street every day, I haven't needed to adjust my chain at all for over 6k miles or more and I am running an EK chain.

So far I am more then happy with EK. slightly off topic, I found my new favorite chain lube, Bel-Ray Super Clean. It doesn't fling all over my rim, and doesn't fling all over the bike.
All 3 chains listed go for about 130.

Been using bel-ray. Bike is white too so it blends well-ish. Either that or chain wax. Both work pretty well for me.

Probably going to go with the did.
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well, i just ordered the DID. had the highest advertised tensile strength per the company's website, the lowest weight, largest roller diameter, and smallest pin length (which should help with my minor tire rubbing issues) gold and black. $134
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