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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Chain and sprocket

Can you all help me out. I'm looking for a chain and sprocket set something to last a while. No track days only street riding, what would you guys recommend?
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for the long life I would recommend a steel rear sprocket. the bigger the chain the longer it lasts. a 520 is the smallest you should use on a R6. you should be able to get 10k miles out of one if you buy a good one.
driven makes a nice sprocket kit for the R6. their kits come with a RK chain I believe. which are heavy in my experience. I like the EK MVXZ chains. they're lighter and have more tensile strength than the equally priced RK chains.

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Hello, I just got the chain and sprocket and looking to put them on. I have one concern, should I tighten the bolts on the sprocket really tight until it wont go more or does it require a specific spec?
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the torque value is around 72 ft/lbs. everyone thinks this is too high. but i've done it dozens of times. you need to have a quality torque wrench for this stuff is why people snap these bolts off all the time. a harbor freight torque wrench isn't accurate at all. i've seen videos on youtube testing these on snap on torque wrench testers and they always torque stuff 10 to 12 ft/lbs higher than the setting of the wrench.
but I bought a high end torque wrench. if you have a cheap $15 torque wrench set to about 45 or 50 ft/lbs.

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I am using Driven Racing 5008-520-45T and 1041-520-16T, BUT I am still looking for the best chain on my bike
I am think RK XSO or MAX X

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I am using Driven Racing 5008-520-45T and 1041-520-16T, BUT I am still looking for the best chain on my bike
I am think RK XSO or MAX X. I have used RK in the past with no problems but this time when it counts, the dropped the ball on me so **** them. I'm not using their products again.

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I personally wouldn't go with a RK chain just because I tried a MAX X chain and it failed within 50 miles of riding. I tried 4 times to contact RK about warranty and no one would ever contact me back. I even left a voicemail. I've used RK before. but this time when it counts, the dropped the ball on me. so **** them, I'm never using their products again.

I've had much better luck with EK chains. the one I mentioned above looks better than RK chains too. the shape of the links makes it look more appealing to the eye. the RK chains have a fatter link in the center instead of the hour glass figure. and the tensile strength of the EK chains are higher than the same priced RK chain. that means it's stronger, it's also lighter. EK chains also have a tooless master link so you don't have to buy a $100 chain tool. they come with a standard rivet style master link but you can order the tooless link to use instead.
and if you really want a hard core chain they have their new 3D chains. they are super light and very strong. but they're about $200

they have a SRX2 chain that is the least expensive and it's also really light weight.

here is their catalog since their site is horrible
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Re: Chain and sprocket

Have over 50k on my OEM DID 532 O-ring chain. Never wash it and regularly lubricate with 10W-30 engine oil. Sprockets are still OEM but DID doesn't sell a sprocket, that I've been able to find. I'm told the X-Ring (versus O-Ring) chains the best, in terms of staying lubricated longer. W-Ring chains are also supposed to be better than O-Ring.
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Have over 50k on my OEM DID 532 O-ring chain. Never wash it and regularly lubricate with 10W-30 engine oil. Sprockets are still OEM but DID doesn't sell a sprocket, that I've been able to find. I'm told the X-Ring (versus O-Ring) chains the best, in terms of staying lubricated longer. W-Ring chains are also supposed to be better than O-Ring.
the only reason it lasts that long is because it's a 532 size chain. if it were a 520 that would drop to about 12k. but the chain and sprockets are lighter. a 532 will come in around 5.25 to 6 lbs. a typical 520 comes in around 3.5 to 4 lbs. that's a lot of weight on a spinning assembly.

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Yeah it's a big azz heavy mfn chain and I love it. Nothing will slow you down more, than having a hole in your crankcase.

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Thank you so much for your help.
I am thinking to buy a EK 520 3D Z
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