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How to read through the HYPE???
RK Racing claims their 525 GXW chains last WAAAYY longer than their XSO chain. they both measure the same and have the same (4000 Kg) tensile strength, the only difference being the shape of the "O" ring. Does the type of seal really make such a huge diffrence? Is it worth the extra $40??

Assuming I stay with stock 525 size, what brand/types chain are recommended? Any Clear Favorites?

Any High Mileage riders out there? I'm at 50k miles on my '04 commuter (bought in '05) and the main concern is longevity vs price...Tired of working on my bikes....

I'm also looking at Sidewinder Titanium sprockets: Any experience with these?
sidewindersprockets.com/titanium_sprockets

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:hello: dood

Tensile strength and the wear index are both important factors when considering chains so if someone is into specs then be mindful of these two.

Personally i've had great luck/success with DID & EK chains.

As for the 'O' or 'X' ring i'm not certian if its hype or not.

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Go with sidewinder...they are too good for real. I raced them...Motocross.., they last forever and chain sprocket kit matches perfectly.
 

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Go with sidewinder...they are too good for real. I raced them...Motocross.., they last forever and chain sprocket kit matches perfectly.
So You think I should use their chain as well as sprockets? Which one, 10,000lbs?
 

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Sidewinder Ti sprockets are great! I have had one on my motocross bike......known for eating sprockets and after a full two seasons it looks like new still!!!!
 

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Tri-metal because its pimp...with new smart chain 10 000 or 12 000...call them tomorrow the guys working there know their shit.....But Sidewinder is really the best..just a little bit more expensive at first..
 

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Hi, All

How to read through the HYPE???
RK Racing claims their 525 GXW chains last WAAAYY longer than their XSO chain. they both measure the same and have the same (4000 Kg) tensile strength, the only difference being the shape of the "O" ring. Does the type of seal really make such a huge diffrence? Is it worth the extra $40??

Assuming I stay with stock 525 size, what brand/types chain are recommended? Any Clear Favorites?

Any High Mileage riders out there? I'm at 50k miles on my '04 commuter (bought in '05) and the main concern is longevity vs price...Tired of working on my bikes....

I'm also looking at Sidewinder Titanium sprockets: Any experience with these?
sidewindersprockets.com/titanium_sprockets

TIA

I just ordered the RK GXW 520, for my race bike.
I'll let ya know if theres any thing bad about them :thumbsup:
 

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my only concern with their guarentee'd for life claim is that chains and sprockets wear together and if your running lets say an EK chain, go to change it after 15k miles, but the sprockets are still like new, would this not matter? Or b/c they never wear down there is no issue? if thats the case the next chain/sprocket swap i'll be getting theirs.
 

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When the time comes to replace my sprockets I will go to EK again...Used on all my bikes...I liked the gold ones.
 

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my only concern with their guarentee'd for life claim is that chains and sprockets wear together and if your running lets say an EK chain, go to change it after 15k miles, but the sprockets are still like new, would this not matter? Or b/c they never wear down there is no issue? if thats the case the next chain/sprocket swap i'll be getting theirs.
yes it does matter and yes it would effect the new chain.

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I will be purchasing an EK chain very shortly.

525 ZZZ Chains

Heavy-duty and sealed types for extra-long life; featuring heavier side plates for more strength and resistance to stretch
Sealed types use EK's exclusive QuadraRing (X-ring) technology, which reduces friction by 40% when compared to conventional O-rings, yet offers 50% longer wear
Recommended for high-performance street bikes and racing use

I plan on changing out my sprocket as well but the bike only has around 8k miles so I am unsure if changint out the sprocket will benefit me any at all or if I should wait till it has more wear on it?!?!
 
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