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Old 03-15-2011, 02:51 PM
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not sure why i did but back a few months ago i bought a new chain from d2 moto, maybe because it was only $50..lol...
i was wondering if anyone has bought this chain before?
i want to use it since i have it but if it will fly apart on me on the highway, where i do most of my riding, i will just junk it and get a good chain...
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/525-O...ht_2105wt_1165
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:02 PM
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I bought one too. Looks to be good quality. I doubt there are many "chain" manufacturers, just the same as spring companies.

I'm putting one on my track bike. I'll let you know how it works...
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:16 PM
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Also interested if anyone has used this chain...
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:19 PM
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thats kinda what i thought... it's not as big as the DID chain i had, but it can't be too bad or they wouldn't be selling them right?
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:33 PM
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Not as big? What do you mean by that?
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:30 PM
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I took not as big meaning the chain is a 520 instead of a 525
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:16 PM
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I thought so too...if that's the case...don't use it, cause it's the wrong size chain, hahaha.
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 05:22 PM
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A snapped chain can do some serious damage to you and your bike, i wouldnt use a cheap chain.
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 06:25 PM
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What makes an expensive chain worth the money over a "cheap" one, in your opinion?

It doesn't really matter, I'll be using it on the track this year, and that will decide for me. I'm just curious. How many times have you heard of these "cheap" chains snapping?
 
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:03 PM
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Looks like the standard o-ring chain to me. 525 is a bit more sturdy/heavier than the 520, but on the street it means better life.

The only thing I'd make sure is that the master link is the RIVETED type, NOT the clip. CLIP = SKETCH
 

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