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Anyone have any opinions on a chain other than DiD? I've done the searches and that one seems to be the unanimous choice but I was actually thinking about getting a red chain and looked at the EK's. Any opinions on that one or any others?? I was also looking through my SS performance catalog and DP sells one I guess under their name in red, but it's an RK chain. You can see it written right on the links. Thanks guys.

Side note...how long of a chain do I need when going up 2 or 3 teeth in the rear??


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Re: Chains other than DiD?? (galaxy)

Just replaced the chain on my 916 with the second 525 RK-XSO series. Nice chain, I especially like the "rivet link" they use. It's center drilled, so it flares out nicely when using a center punch to secure the plate, instead of having the beat the snot out of the rivet to flare the edge over.
 
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Re: Chains other than DiD?? (TK)

The EK is a nice chain. I have two of them and raced with a 3rd. I would recommend them. I've also have had RK/DID/Regina and thier all very similar depending on what your looking for. O-ring, X-ring, etc.
 
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Mileage may vary. Lots of people swear by a certian brand, and lots of people say that it really doesnt matter.

Personally, I had a RK chain snap at 10K miles. My DID has 12k, and the same maintence routines used, and still works great.

But I know lots of people who have RK's that work great. Really up to you!
 
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One of the best chains made is the EK 520MVX. Not cheap though.
 
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Do pretty much all chains require special tools to install or are some easier than others?? What's the best way to go? I don't know alot about chains or master links and stuff.
 
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by galaxy »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Do pretty much all chains require special tools to install or are some easier than others?? What's the best way to go? I don't know alot about chains or master links and stuff.</TD></TR></TABLE>

That was a concern of mine when I installed a new chain. I didn't want to spend $80 to a $100 on a chain tool that I would only use a few times, and I didn't want to put a clip type link on the thing and go limping in to a bike shop asking for someone to rivet the "good" link on...

So, I found this http://www.jackssmallengines.c...s.cfm (rivet tool at the bottom) and it works very well. It is pretty much a Chinese knock-off of the expensive Motion Pro tool. For as much as I'll use it, it was money well spent and my rivet link is securely fastened. I really think you need a proper chain tool to install the rivet link. I'm sure it can be done other ways, but the tool does a nice job.
 
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Well, I've looked and looked at photo's and everything else and it's looking like it's gonna be an EK520MVX. Mostly because I have decided I don't want a gold chain, and that pretty much rules out DiD. Oh well. Thanks for the tip guys. Now, what do you think about a red chain??
 
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