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 Post subject: 520 Chain
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:27 pm 
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Excuse the noddy question from someone who has been around bikes for many years, but I want to buy a spare chain for my 2015 WR250F. As the bike is so new, there doesn't seem to be the normal choice in the market (typically I buy off ebay), so my question is in two parts

1) would any 520 o link chain be ok? and is it just the number of links that I need to consider or is there something else?
2) for standard green lane use, what do people recommend as I have bought some real crap in the past that just hasn't lasted

Interestingly, Fowlers M/C in Bristol quoted me £223 for a DID 520 Yamaha sourced chain!!

Thanks for your inputs in advance

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 Post subject: Re: 520 Chain
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:16 pm 
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In the end, I always tend go with DID O Ring. But that price is outrageous.
From memory, around £65 or so?

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 Post subject: Re: 520 Chain
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:50 pm 
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Lots of fake DID about if you are not carefully.

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 Post subject: Re: 520 Chain
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:34 pm 
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DID VX2520. I only use these now. X ring and last for ages in trail riding use. The 120 link (need to shorten to your needs) with Spring link or soft rivet retail at around £69 (or more)!


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 Post subject: Re: 520 Chain
PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:34 pm 
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Simon Thomas wrote:
Excuse the noddy question from someone who has been around bikes for many years, but I want to buy a spare chain for my 2015 WR250F. As the bike is so new, there doesn't seem to be the normal choice in the market (typically I buy off ebay), so my question is in two parts

1) would any 520 o link chain be ok? and is it just the number of links that I need to consider or is there something else?
2) for standard green lane use, what do people recommend as I have bought some real crap in the past that just hasn't lasted

Interestingly, Fowlers M/C in Bristol quoted me £223 for a DID 520 Yamaha sourced chain!!

Thanks for your inputs in advance


Ouch!

You should be able to pick that up with front and rear sprockets for a tad over £100, try Smokn bike spares - Alan I think it is and tell him your a TRF member, gives a bit of discount.


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 Post subject: Re: 520 Chain
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:05 am 
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Count the number of links on your current chain and that will tell you the minimum length to get.
Having had problems with split links on first bike I would suggest using a soft link.

The advice on the type of chain to get varies, some recommend a basic but good quality chain and clean it properly after each ride, others will say get an X ring.

As for cost though as already said you should be able to get a complete chain and sprocket set of less tha £100.

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