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what chain?

i tried the search and did not find the answer. i saw that the chain of choice is the DID x-ring. but does anyone have any idea what is the differance between the 530 VM or the 530 ZVM? i want to get a good chain.
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Re: what chain?

530 "X" RING STREET CHAINS

530 VM BLACK/GOLD 1000cc 120 LINKS
530 ZVM BLACK 1300cc 120 LINKS
530 ZVMG BLACK/GOLD 1300cc 120 LINKS
Cant go wrong with a DID I have run them on my last 2 bikes and with a proper cleaning once and a while the thing can last quite a while
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Re: what chain?

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530 "X" RING STREET CHAINS

530 VM BLACK/GOLD 1000cc 120 LINKS
530 ZVM BLACK 1300cc 120 LINKS
530 ZVMG BLACK/GOLD 1300cc 120 LINKS
Cant go wrong with a DID I have run them on my last 2 bikes and with a proper cleaning once and a while the thing can last quite a while
Yeap. I have a DID 525 that has just a hair under 17,000 mile on it. Sure, it's showing some age but the thing still functions and the sprockets look like they can be re-used!

Just ordered an AFAM+DID kit so I'm hoping to see that arrive this week (not that it will do me much good as I'll be traveling on Bidnet).

At any rate.. seems like the DID's are pretty decent chains!

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Re: what chain?

I recently installed a Tsubaki Alpha Gold chain (9,500lb tensile strength) and love it. No problems, looks good and I can't get the damn thing to stretch!
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Re: what chain?

The strongest DID is the ERV2 X-ring.

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Re: what chain?

Look at the RK chains too - we sell both and I must say that I switched to the RK after a few years for one reason - price. The RK's are not as pricey and are equal in quality to DID, in fact they generally have higher tensile strength. The chain you want to look at is the RK XW Ring Gold chain - that is their top of the line at about $30 less than DID.
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Re: what chain?

Awesome! THX! Oddly enough I sell my bikes before I have to replace the cain.. this is the FIRST one that I've held onto that long!!


Wait.. I take that back.. my first 3 bikes when though a few chains but that wa so long ago I don't think it's relevant to todays newer chains.
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Look at the RK chains too - we sell both and I must say that I switched to the RK after a few years for one reason - price. The RK's are not as pricey and are equal in quality to DID, in fact they generally have higher tensile strength. The chain you want to look at is the RK XW Ring Gold chain - that is their top of the line at about $30 less than DID.
-Shane
I want a red chain (yes for the so called bling factor) but I'm EK is the only one I found that makes colored chains is EK and I also want to switch to a 520 but I'm worried that a EK 520MVX isn't very strong. Any info on these chains? I'm not in the market for a chain now but knowing is half the battle according to GI Joe.

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