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post #1 of 11 Old 11-14-2008, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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EK or DID chain?

Has anyone used or heard of the EK525RXO or DID525ZVM2 drive chains? I am looking for a good chain and had these two in mind. Any advice or words of wisdom of which is the best chain to get? I went to both the EK and DID websites and they are so many different models but these are the two I choose. Are they any good?

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Why are you changing your chain already?

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My guess is sprockets. How big are you planning to go? I believe on the 06/07 you can go -1, +2 on the stock chain. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
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My guess is sprockets. How big are you planning to go? I believe on the 06/07 you can go -1, +2 on the stock chain. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong.
I noticed in his signature it said sprockets, chain and speedohealer but based on everything else there I can't see him going much more than -1 +2. BTW I was told that you can go -1 +2 on a stock '06 chain.

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I have close to 9000 hard miles on my bike now and since Im going to change the sprockets, I wanted to change the chain also. I was going to go -1 / +1 and when I went to my local shop, the owner said that I should just go +4 in the rear. Still contemplating.

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Get the D.I.D. it seems EK's are just as strong, but don't flex as much. The D.I.D is much less restrictive in movement and just seems to be made a little better IMO.
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Get the D.I.D. it seems EK's are just as strong, but don't flex as much. The D.I.D is much less restrictive in movement and just seems to be made a little better IMO.
Not only that I seen on a dragracing site EK wanted a buyer to send a chain back to Japan when the buyer reported there were Kinks in the chain(NEW)...nice Customer service :headshake

DID is an awesome chain
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I did a 520 conversion and got the EK ZZZ chain in chrome (its not actually chromed) and haven't had any problems. I will get the same one when it comes time to replace it too.
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post #9 of 11 Old 11-16-2008, 01:07 AM
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i like the DID525ZVM2. i'm using it on both of my dragbikes
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what about renthal sprockets?
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