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Old 05-21-2010, 05:43 PM
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I tried a search for D.I.D chains but only one came up.
So question is how are these chains, has anyone used these, for the price it doesnt sound to bad, i know stock is 525 but I dont understand all the x/o ring stuff, and rivet?

But this is the one i was looking at,
http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/produ...ing-rivet-link

Let me know what you guys think, also be gentle, this my first bike.
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:51 PM
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The link you posted is strictly for the link and not for a complete chain.

I just replaced my chain with a D.I.D. V series Premium O-ring chain. The chain from the factory is a D.I.D. so that is what i replaced it with. Bought the replacement from kneedraggers for $91.09 it was a 525 x 120 so you need to take out some links.

As for the tool in order to break the old chain and install the new one I bought the Motion Pro Jumbo Chain Tool Kit also from kneedraggers for $134.00.

Both came with free shipping and at the time that was the best price I could find both for together.

FYI you do not need to buy a link unless you think you may mess it up when installed it. The new chain comes with a master rivet link.
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 08:59 PM
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D.I.D. makes premium chains. You will do good to get one.
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 09:17 PM
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Explanations here... D.I.D Chains http://www.didchain.com/xring1.htm

Great chains. I run one on my RC51 & just picked up a new Premium X-Ring Professional for my F4.
 
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I use the DID 520 ERV3 with rivet link on the 600. I trust it racing around at 140 mph, but a little too pricey at nearly $200 for non-racing.

The premium line is excellent for street use.
 

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X/O ring is the rubber (proly not rubber, proly some other compound) piece that goes between the link plates. I assume you know what an O-ring is, an X-ring is the same thing except instead of being round, its shaped like an X (but it's still circular), and it helps keep the lube in the links better than a standard O-ring. Imagine the link plates resting against the X, ]X[ , notice the gap in the center, thats where the lube stays, as compared to ]O[. Hope you can follow my halfassed diagrams.
The rivet is the type of master link i.e. clip on, screw on, or rivet. IMO rivet is the best, but requires special tools.
And 520/525/530 describes the width of the chain, actually the 5 indicates the pitch, and the 20/25/30 indicate the width. The wider the chain, the stronger it is (and the heavier it is which is why racers like the 520 conversion)
 
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Originally Posted by skoobydoobie View Post
X/O ring is the rubber (proly not rubber, proly some other compound) piece that goes between the link plates. I assume you know what an O-ring is, an X-ring is the same thing except instead of being round, its shaped like an X (but it's still circular), and it helps keep the lube in the links better than a standard O-ring. Imagine the link plates resting against the X, ]X[ , notice the gap in the center, thats where the lube stays, as compared to ]O[. Hope you can follow my halfassed diagrams.
The rivet is the type of master link i.e. clip on, screw on, or rivet. IMO rivet is the best, but requires special tools.
And 520/525/530 describes the width of the chain, actually the 5 indicates the pitch, and the 20/25/30 indicate the width. The wider the chain, the stronger it is (and the heavier it is which is why racers like the 520 conversion)
Thanks, I understand completely.

As for the link, i kinda thought it was to good to be true, but then again you would think that they would have a pic of just the link instead of the box for a whole chain.

Thanks all
 
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