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05-24-2003, 02:25 AM
hey ppls my chain is acting like a banana and was wondering what size it is.......520?? and what you guys would recomend. im on the standard one at 8500ks and its turned to sheet.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":\">
05-24-2003, 04:04 AM
D.I.D - 520V, I think you'll end up paying a bit for a full chain and sprocket set, but they're good.
05-24-2003, 09:01 AM
Get a decent make of chain such as DID, Regina, Iwis, etc. I paid around £40 for a C&S kit from M&P / MPS (cannot remember which) for my RS last summer. Mine had lasted 16000km / 9 years and I thought that was a but short. Keep them well adjusted and lubed and they should easily last alot longer (first one on my 1200 Bandit lasted 15000 miles, second one lasted 20000 miles).
All the best
05-24-2003, 09:24 AM
Never new chains lasted that long, i suppose i only luked after one chain, an ek race on my rs50 never needed tensioning for about 2000k. Yer id advice to get a D.I.D chain o-ring or x-ring, these last twice as long as stock ones. keep it wel lubed and tensioned. and take it off and clean it once in a blue moon. keep away from diesel and petrol with x-ring and o-ring, get sum special chain cleaning fluid so the rubber dont get damaged. EK race chains are just as good may i point out. keep away from cheapo chains, if it u leave it to dry like a bone it wil snap. me mate snaped a DID chain cus he left it dry and it corroded a lil.
05-24-2003, 09:39 AM
I paid around £85 for my chain and sprocket set, it was still going strong after 8,000+ miles.
05-24-2003, 08:18 PM
yeah thought id get a d.i.d, i think the chain was defecft from the factory as it came with a built in tight spot. kept it at the correct tension and lubed it every week but too no avail. think ill go with the xring. cheers lads:D
05-25-2003, 10:28 AM
rite me bike has dun bout 3k n my chain keeps stretching n stretching tigtened it up 2 times already only had it bout month n a half n e ideas :cool:
05-25-2003, 11:50 AM
Get a decent one and keep it well lubed.
05-25-2003, 07:46 PM
Yeah I had the original chain on mine when I got it, and it coroded and had a few kinks in it. My new one is fine and if you look after it, I mean not just lubing it, every once in a while you want to take it off and leave it to soak in a bath of oil.
Also I had to have a new back tyre put on after I had had it for a while, so I decided to smoke the rear tyre, down to nothing, in the process I managed to bend the teeth on my rear sproket (including endless amounts of trying to wheelie). Because I was poor at the time I turned the rear sproket round thinking I could bend them back, and managed to snap the ends of the top of the teeth!! :D
Oh yeah I also had to buy new clutch plates :D :D :D :rollin: :rollin:
05-26-2003, 02:36 AM
turned the sprocket round!!!! lol
got a d.i.d vm, didnt bother to go with the xring as i look after my chains and the stock one was shite from the start. smooooooooooooooooooooooooooth;)
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