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post #1 of 16 Old 06-19-2015, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
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RK Chains vs. ???

Hey guys. Looking to pick up a new chain. My DID chain has lasted me for almost 4 years, but its time to switch it up.

My question to the community is do any of you have any experience with RK Chains? My buddy races Supermoto and really puts his bikes through hell and he swears by them.

Read about it or watch video here: http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...-xw-ring-chain

At this price it seems like a pretty good deal: http://autoplicity.com/84898-rk-chai...FQ8waQodaC4AxA

Again, just looking for experience with THIS brand on OUR machines.

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DiD is a very high quality chain...
the best one ever though has to be a renthal R4 atv Z ring chain...
Fit it, ride a little, re adjust and it very rarely ever needs adjusting again..
They have thicker plates and pins due to the extra abuse a quad gives over a bike..
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Hey Rappey. Thanks for the input.

Yeah, I have had no real issues with my DID chain at all. It's just old and ready to be replaced.

I found the Renthal chain on Amazon for $83 with free shipping. This is definitely a contender and I appreciate the suggestion. My sprocket is Renthal, so they may go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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DiD is a very high quality chain...
the best one ever though has to be a renthal R4 atv Z ring chain...
Fit it, ride a little, re adjust and it very rarely ever needs adjusting again..
They have thicker plates and pins due to the extra abuse a quad gives over a bike..
I use Renthal chains on all my toys and seem to remember that the Renthal chain is built by DID. Like Renthal brake pads are built By Dunlopad.

Never had any issues with Renthal stuff .

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That's 2 votes for Renthal.

Thanks again fellas.

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I have had good luck with Primary Drive x-ring chains from Rocky Mountain. My 400ex had an RK chain from the previous owner. I don't know how many hours were on it before me, but I replaced it with a Primary Drive after about a year. Still running that chain today.

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Any chains to stay away from?

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yeah, unbranded and cheap ones ! they will stretch and need re adjusting every ride out..
A snapping chain can wreck the case saver mountings and ruin your day.. why risk a cheap one?
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I understand the whole cheap mentality. What I'm looking for is if there is a brand that is crappy even if the price is high.

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I think if you stick with the known brands listed here you will be ok. Chains are a lot like lucky gym socks during the playoffs: If it works, most people won't change (brands) until something bad happens.

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