In my haste to put a chain on my bike when I got it and needed one, I never did find out the tensile strength of the DID VX2 gold street pro, and it's stretching at about 8k miles. Ebay is the only one selling it I could immediately see (flag), so I am going to replace it with more due diligence this time.
Hayabusa forums talk about EK chains ($200 top chain for ours) are better than RK, but the x value EK chain for our 114 link, is about $80 to $102. So now, the best steel sprockets are needed, if the EK feedback is true.
EK street chains have a 2 year unlimited mile warranty (About Us
), and one mild Hayabusa rider claimed he got up to 19k miles and before it started to stretch mildly.
Please post tensile strength and warranty with chain alternatives, as well as stock oem size sprockets: top quality and value priced hopefully
NOTE: what got me looking at the chain, was hearing a little grinding which I think was the tight chain clearance on the muffler. If the oem chain came with a non-x ring chain, then this could be a problem since the xring is wider (!). How has anyone dealt with the tight chain to muffler clearance issue? That could be a chain-eater until rectified somehow. Thanks again!