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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2014, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
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O-ring or X-ring Chain?

Hey guys. It's about that time to replace the chain on my bike. So far i've found out I need a 520 size chain with 112 links but im not sure whether I need to buy an o-ring or x-ring type chain. Any links to chains you guys have used would be greatly appreciated

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for example, would either of these be fine to use and which would be better?
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AFAIK, an X-ring chain's rings seal more effectively than those of a standard O-ring chain so if you went X you'd likely see a longer service life, all else being equal. You'll probably pay more for the X than the O so you'd have to figure out if it's worth the extra outlay.

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xring from my off road point of view
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Gsquared, are you are replacing the sprockets at the same time? That is the recommended practice. On my dirt bike I wind up replacing the chain when the drive sprocket needs to be replaced.
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This thread is mega-bumped. But interesting I replaced my chain because it had lots of tight spots but the sprocket looked perfect.
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I couln't remember if it was already said here, but I got surprised when I found out that my CBR500R 2016 comes with a O-Ring chain.

It should come with the last tech chain, this is my opinion....

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I found this sentence in the above linked article interesting:
"Before riveting in the factory, the internal parts of the chain are filled with chain grease by vacuum."
I've tried oil, wax and grease, and the best results were with grease, which is also quite cheap.

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