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Chains - EK? RK? DID? ???

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My old x-ring chain on my 650L is on its last leg and needs to be replaced. I know I'm going to switch to a 650R countershaft sprocket, but am looking for a good rear sprocket and chain.

Any suggestions on which brands? Where to buy?

Thanks!

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Those are all good. It doesn't matter as long as it's made in Japan, not China.

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I use the DID pre-stretched z-ring chain and its great. I've got 2000 miles and it hasn't requires not one notch of adjustment yet.

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I use RK chains almost exclusively and have been really happy.

Use O-rings chains and currently have the 520 MXU for motocross. They claim it's the lightest 0-ring chain. It seems thinner and lighter than my other RK o-ring chain.

Rear sprocket- Renthal makes a twin ring that is aluminum on the inside for weight savings and steel on the out side for longevity. This I have 3 of them and I have been very happy with them...2 different bikes and one bike with 2 sprockets that I can use.

that's what I run:thumbsup:

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I've used RK and DID chains. Never had problems with any of them as long as they are maintained properly.

I was looking at Ironman sprockets the other day (http://www.dirttricks.com/ordering_sprockets.htm) and they claim the Regina ZRH Z-Ring is "Longest Lasting Chain on the market".

I was thinking about getting the combo with a xr650r front sprocket which would be around $230. It seems pricey but if it did last 2x as long, then it's a deal.

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