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I use the (RMATV house brand) Primary Drive steel and O-ring sets on the woods bike. Not fancy, but around $90 and last as long as anything out there. 

$90 for an 0-ring chain and both sprockets?

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1 minute ago, 2strokebrapp said:


$90 for an 0-ring chain and both sprockets?

Yup. Price may have went up a couple $$ by now, was summer before last when I got my current set (still good). They have different levels of Primary Drive sets, from standard to X-ring chains and steel or aluminum rear sprockets (same front on all sets). The only draw back with them might be, the sets are only offered in the stock gearing size.

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1 hour ago, OLHILLBILLY said:

 the sets are only offered in the stock gearing size.

I wish they offered custom combos.  PD is good stuff for the price.  

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Aluminum doesn't last too long in dirt but if finances aren't an issue, the short life won't matter.  You'd save a pound, maybe.

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I wish they offered custom combos.  PD is good stuff for the price.  

I think you can call in your order and get different combos.
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What's everyone running? O-ring or non o-ring? Steel or aluminum? Or the twin ring?


X ring is the best expensive but well worth it

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Renthal 520 R3-2 O-Ring Chain 116 Link. Pretty narrow and lasts a long time. Holds up well in mud too.  Steel sprockets.

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I have a JT x ring chain and primary drive steel sprockets on my yz250.

It's holding up the same as the more expensive DID x ring chain on my wr250r with also has primary drive sprockets.

The primary drive stuff isn't as cheap in Canada so I've never tried their chain. I've run their sprockets a bunch of times tho, bang for your buck you cant beat cheap steel sprockets, they last way longer than aluminum ones and help the chain last longer as they both wear out at the same time.

The best cheap O ring chain I've found and used is the SRT one, it didn't last quite as long as DID chains I've used but was only 1/2 as much to buy. The down side to it is its bigger than normal top to bottom by 1/8 of an inch and heavy, its the same width as other O or X ring chains so it still fits fine tho.

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Sunstar steel sprockets are oem quality and super cheap if you get them resourcefully (ebay NOS ?).  

Standard chain because they're way lighter to operate and I've never had longevity issues tempt me to $$ for O-rings. And my bike lives in mud. I use DID ERT2 or DZ-2 with Bel Ray waterproof chain lube.

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Ironman rear sprocket. 

Will out live many front sprockets and oring chains.

Very light weight rotational mass.

ironmansprockets.jpg

 

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7 hours ago, 2strokebrapp said:

And now what do you use for lubricant? I always use maxima chain wax.

Oh man, like an oil thread now.

Nada, none, a little wd-40 after a wash.  Oring chains are sealed, what are you lubing?

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13 hours ago, poldies4 said:

Oh man, like an oil thread now.

Nada, none, a little wd-40 after a wash.  Oring chains are sealed, what are you lubing?

If I do lube an oring chain, I use heavy duty silicone spray.

It will help keep the orings soft, and pivoting evenly, and keeps the chain slides/guides slick too; and it won't hold dirt.

WD-40 will suffice too.

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