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Are X Ring chains really better than O ring chains besides anecdotal evidence?

Are there brands that rust/corrode less than others?

What brand/model do you recommend?

Is 520 x 114 links what I need with OEM sprocket sizes?
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Yes X ring chains are much better they last a lot longer and only cost a little more-as far as rust etc if you keep them lubed no problem-I have never had one rust-but I clean and lube every 400 miles-and after using every chain lube on the planet in 50+ years I like the Honda one with molly(white can) the best-also best chains for the money that I have used are EK X ring
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yes its better and i use DID chains

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Do people generally use the clip type master link that comes with DID chain? Or is it worth buying the rivet master link?

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Do people generally use the clip type master link that comes with DID chain? Or is it worth buying the rivet master link?
some people say a clip style will cause you to crash and die a firey death.... but ive been using them for all my life and never had one fail (other then once when i installed the wrong clip and in the wrong direction) and i ride aggressively.... make sure you have it facing the correct direction and also make sure you have the o/x rings installed on it. once installed put a drop of super glue in the center part of the clip (glueing it to the backing plate not the pins) then once the glue is dry pain the master link with some spray paint or nail polish or paint pen then when you fuel up or park for the day just take a look to see if the clip is still there if you are worried about it... (also makes cleaning and oiling chain easier because it makes it easy to tell when youve gone thru the full chain
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some people say a clip style will cause you to crash and die a firey death.... but ive been using them for all my life and never had one fail (other then once when i installed the wrong clip and in the wrong direction) and i ride aggressively.... make sure you have it facing the correct direction and also make sure you have the o/x rings installed on it. once installed put a drop of super glue in the center part of the clip (glueing it to the backing plate not the pins) then once the glue is dry pain the master link with some spray paint or nail polish or paint pen then when you fuel up or park for the day just take a look to see if the clip is still there if you are worried about it... (also makes cleaning and oiling chain easier because it makes it easy to tell when youve gone thru the full chain
You must be one lucky fellow or live under a magic star--I would never- ever ride a street bike with a clip master link-I have seen to many come off-doing bad things to life and bike-to me it's just not worth it-and it only needs to happen once-but that's just me

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You must be one lucky fellow or live under a magic star--I would never- ever ride a street bike with a clip master link-I have seen to many come off-doing bad things to life and bike-to me it's just not worth it-and it only needs to happen once-but that's just me
no i just make sure to maintain my stuff and do things right... all the clip fails ive seen the people dont take care of there chain or put the clip on backwards or bend the hell out of it putting it on and taking it off, or they and no 0 rings on it......

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You mean never anywhere near aggressive at all.
lol tell us how you really feel..

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and yes when im riding with others (who are less experienced riders) i ride FAR less aggressive and far more defectively..
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You mean never anywhere near aggressive at all.
I sure hope Silviefox is a good friend of yours for talking about him like that-and I don't know how others feel but bashing someone like that on the internet about their sexuality is just so wrong and in VERY bad taste-If I ran this site I would throw you off right now.........

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I sure hope Silviefox is a good friend of yours for talking about him like that-and I don't know how others feel but bashing someone like that on the internet about their sexuality is just so wrong and in VERY bad taste-If I ran this site I would throw you off right now.........
some times i don't know how serious he really is...(text doesnt convey sarcasm very well)

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Hey, you liked Motorboy's post, but not mine... I'm gonna need some backup here for the great battle.
I thought this forum was for all Versys folks and this thread was about motorcycle chains. Being new to the versys and moving from a belt drive I want to learn about the versys from experienced owners.

Please let's get back on topic.

That said I also don't know why one has to state their sexual orientation or other lifestyle choices in their signature and add it to every post. That in your face promotion of one's lifestyle choice is bound to get response from others who do not agree with that lifestyle.

Let's just stick to motorcycles, oil and tire arguments are bad enough.

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Hey, you liked Motorboy's post, but not mine... I'm gonna need some backup here for the great battle.
you better go round up the local moose then huh?

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I thought this forum was for all Versys folks and this thread was about motorcycle chains. Being new to the versys and moving from a belt drive I want to learn about the versys from experienced owners.

Please let's get back on topic.

That said I also don't know why one has to state their sexual orientation or other lifestyle choices in their signature and add it to every post. That in your face promotion of one's lifestyle choice is bound to get response from others who do not agree with that lifestyle.

Let's just stick to motorcycles, oil and tire arguments are bad enough.

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id have to agree, only reason its stated in the bottom was to remove confusion of people thinking i was a female (people mistake Silvie for Silvia i guess)

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I thought this forum was for all Versys folks and this thread was about motorcycle chains. Being new to the versys and moving from a belt drive I want to learn about the versys from experienced owners.

Please let's get back on topic.

That said I also don't know why one has to state their sexual orientation or other lifestyle choices in their signature and add it to every post. That in your face promotion of one's lifestyle choice is bound to get response from others who do not agree with that lifestyle.

Let's just stick to motorcycles, oil and tire arguments are bad enough.

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We are all adults on this forum, getting a notification of a reported post due to what happened in this thread isn't something I wish to deal with a second time, staying on topic , use the edit function and if you have problems with certain members, there is a ignore function in user CP.Better yet instead of the edit function, read your post over before and immediately after you post, pretend this was posted by someone else addressed to you, then edit if you are offended by what you read.


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Are X Ring chains really better than O ring chains besides anecdotal evidence?

Are there brands that rust/corrode less than others?

What brand/model do you recommend?

Is 520 x 114 links what I need with OEM sprocket sizes?
Yes, 520 x 114 links with OEM 15T and 46T sprockets.

Most good street chains are X-ring. They also offer reduced friction compared to o-ring... Nickel plated chains are said to be more corrosion resistant. My DID Japan made VM520 (no longer available) gold colored chain is still rust free.

Motomummy released a good chain review a few years ago. You can actually go overkill on chain strength as with EK's zzz chain. EK's mvxz chain is said to be more rust resistant if it's not the plain silver which has no plating.

forum.motomummy.com/index.php?/topic/70-motomummy-chain-review/

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We are all adults on this forum, getting a notification of a reported post due to what happened in this thread isn't something I wish to deal with a second time, staying on topic , use the edit function and if you have problems with certain members, there is a ignore function in user CP.Better yet instead of the edit function, read your post over before and immediately after you post, pretend this was posted by someone else addressed to you, then edit if you are offended by what you read.


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