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Old 11-12-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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Best chain

What is the best chain to use? There are so many choices!?

Its gonna be on a R6. ridden daily..
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Tell you what rookie, I give you points for realizing there is a search button, even though you started this thread. I use DID gold chains on all of my bikes, but any o-ring chain will suffice as long as the tensile strenght is high enough. I would also recommend changing your chainwheels(sprockets) and chain at the same time for even wear characteristics.
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Tell you what rookie, I give you points for realizing there is a search button, even though you started this thread. I use DID gold chains on all of my bikes, but any o-ring chain will suffice as long as the tensile strenght is high enough. I would also recommend changing your chainwheels(sprockets) and chain at the same time for even wear characteristics.
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DID ZVM2 or RKGXW are 2 of the best on the market.
Your bike comes stock with a 532 chain.
If the chain and sprockets are worn, I'd get a conversion to 530, it's just as strong and will be less expensive than the stock 532 chain size.
For street use, stay away from a 520 conversion.
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DID ZVM2 or RKGXW are 2 of the best on the market.
Your bike comes stock with a 532 chain.
If the chain and sprockets are worn, I'd get a conversion to 530, it's just as strong and will be less expensive than the stock 532 chain size.
For street use, stay away from a 520 conversion.
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Ok, quick dumb question..

I know the sprockets were changed on my bike by the previous owner, is there anyway to tell what size they are??? The sprockets look newer, but I fear he may have changed the sprockets and put the wrong type of chain on.. The chain has a "tight" spot, and is a to tighten.. It is loud as and I fear its because the chains not fitting on the sprockets..
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Bring it by and I'll look at it and let you know what's on it.


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or you can count the teeth on the sprocket........lol
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or you can count the teeth on the sprocket........lol

True, but it won't tell him if he has a 532, 530 or 520 chain though, and oddly enough, the mfrs' don't put the chain size on the side plates anymore on a lot of the chains.
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MRCYCLES.com for a stocker. Better and cheaper than after-market and will last longer. 'Just my .02 from experience with aftermarket chains. The Yami stocker is a DID anyway and for $133.00 you can't go wrong. Call them for the whole kit price.
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True, but it won't tell him if he has a 532, 530 or 520 chain though, and oddly enough, the mfrs' don't put the chain size on the side plates anymore on a lot of the chains.
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I have had the best luck with EK ZVX and ZZZ 530s. The Tsubaki Sigma was also pretty good but developed "tight spots" after only 12k miles but this was on a heavy turbo bike that go raced a lot and made 250+hp.

I am sure the D.I.Ds are pretty good to for a light, street ridden bike like your R6.

Good maintenance goes a long way with chains.
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