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Renthal 520 R1 Race Chain

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Product Description

Renthal's R1 Works Chain is a high-strength non O-ring chain with excellent impact load resistance designed specifically to withstand the stress found in off-road applications. This chain is the choice where a combination of high strength, light weight and maximum power transfer are important considerations.

  • Shot-peened alloy steel side plates for high tensile strength and maximum impact load resistance.
  • Chamfered inner links to reduce the chance of chain derailment.
  • Extended bushings to reduce friction between outer and inner link plates, maximizing power output.
  • Chromized bearing pins for excellent resistance to wear.
  • Gold color side plates help prevent corrosion.
  • Most perfectly matched chain for Renthal sprockets allowing maximum power at the rear wheel. This also extends the life of both the chain and sprockets.
  • Average tensile strength of 7,644 pounds.
  • Wear life index: 300.
  • Maximum displacement (street / off-road): N/A / 500cc.
  • Weight (per 100 links): 2.13 pounds.
  • Each chain includes master link and a pair of latex gloves for mess free installation.
  • 120 links.
  • Note: Non-sealed chains require more regular maintenance than sealed (O-ring, X-ring) versions and are mainly recommended for off-road use.
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Dirtysdad Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
PiggMoto Location: Pikeville, KY 41501, USA
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Verified Purchaser Top 250 Contributor
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Renthal R1 chain

Good chain for the price

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Verified Purchaser
Location: Chula Vista, CA, USA
Renthal 520 R1 Gold Race Chain - 120 Links

Excellent chain for the price, very little stretch.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL, USA
Give and Take with the R1

I have ran the Renthal R1 chain on my 250's, 250F's, and 450's since 2000. I have had some R1 chains last a year and a half and others last about 6 races. Out of the 20 something R1's I've used over the years, I have only had about 4 "duds" I didn't bother trying to get a hold of Renthal or the place I purchased the "dud" chains from. I just sucked it up and purchased another one.

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Verified Purchaser
Location: Kansas City, KS, USA
Renthal 520 R1 Gold Race Chain

Over the years I have bought many Renthal 520 R1 Gold Race Chains as I have many off road motorcycles. Through many hours of racing, the Renthal chain has always demonstrated excellent durability, dependability and practically no stretching while submitted to the rigors of Motocross plus they add to the bling factor with that gold finish. When I find a great product I stick with it and the Renthal Gold has never let me down.

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Location: Pikeville, KY 41501, USA
Only Chain I Use

This is the only chain I put on my bikes!

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Location: Medina, TN, USA
Renthal is the best

Best chain I have ever used!

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Awesome

Never heard or had any problems with these chains, they also look awesome on your bike

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Location: Marysville, WA, USA
Gold chain

Great look, durable chain. Excellent bang for the buck too.

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Verified Purchaser Top 250 Contributor
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Traditional and Original Product

Very nice quality

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Top 500 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Nice chain

best chain and price durable and nice golden look

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Buzz 20 days ago
I recently just bought this chain, and while I was breaking the links I accidentally broke off too many links. Am I able to push the pin back in?
Broke off too many links, even with the tire as far forward as it can go. Can I push the pin back in or did I ruin the chain?
MotoSport Staff Expert
20 days ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
It is not recommended to re-add links to your chain as you would need to use 2 masterlinks and doing so will significantly weaken the chains tensile strength. You would need a rivet style masterlink and a chain press to add links back onto the chain, but even with the link riveted in, the chain would still be weaker and may not last as long.
19 days ago Location: Chula Vista, CA, USA
I did the exact same thing! I took the chain to a local shop and they said yes it's possible but they wouldn't do it because of liability issues. The cheapest chain press they had was $160. I had no choice but to buy a new chain, with an unused one still in my hand. I was pretty mad. Don't try to push the pin back in, it's not worth it when that pin slips back out and you end up in the hospital. Take a close look at those pins and you will see that they are slightly mushroomed on each end to hold them in place. If you try to push it back in you won't be able to re-create that factory made mushroom. Bite the bullet and buy a new chain.
xXR1ITUPXx Over 3 years ago Location: Denton,TX
How many links?
I have a 08 crf250r how many links does the chain have on my bike?
MotoSport Staff
Over 3 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
It really depends on the gearing you are running. The stock length should be 114 links, but you may have to count the links if you've changed your gearing any to get a solid answer.
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Over 3 years ago Location: Laplata,MD
the chain you're buying has 120, and that will fit your bike. if your sing arm is too short its easy to take off a couple links.
YZ125RYDER Over 4 years ago
Since its corrosion resistance, does this mean it can never rust?
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Over 4 years ago Location: I Live in Adams TN Race 25 times a year Vet AM
This chain can rust if not lubricated. This is a steel chain, not an O-ring chain. These chains will stretch, they are lighter than an O-ring but will not last as long as an O-ring chain. If you are racing at a pro level the steel chain is a good choice if you race for fun and like to ride, get the O-ring
Over 11 months ago Location: Flint, MI, USA
I can give you a definitive answer but I believe resistant mean exactly that, it resists rust. As long as you keep some sort of lubrication oil on the chain you should never get more than minimal surface rust.
Kaleb Over 4 years ago
Tuner sporcket kit?
i just bought a new sprocket kit and my front sporocet is a 12t and the rear is a 54t. the kit came with a chain, the chain is a renthal R1 420 gold chain of 120 links, will this chain fit on the new sprocket, will i have to take out links or add any links.
MotoSport Staff
Over 4 years ago Location: Tualatin
you will most likely need to take out links but since I don't know what bike you are putting them on it's hard to tell you for sure.
Top 50 Contributor
Over 3 years ago Location: salina ks
if your using the same size sprockets that are already on your bike, just count the links in your old chain and use the same amount for your new one. if your old sprockets have different amounts of teeth than your new ones, you may need to cut it down, or get a bigger chain.
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morin Over 4 years ago Location: portland connecticut
Is renthal reliable?
my friend told me renthal sucks i no thats true with bars and sprokets when your just trail riding but are their chains any good?
MotoSport Staff
Over 4 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
Personally I've always had good luck with all my Renthal products. It's all about finding what works best for the type of riding you are doing. Since they make their sprockets out of aluminum and the R1 chain you are looking at is a motocross/supercross style chain, it's probably not going to be the best set up for heavy trail riding or dune riding. You may want to look into a chain more suitable for trails.
Over 4 years ago Location: Star Tannery Virgina
Well he needs to get his facts straight very reliable
Top 50 Contributor
Over 3 years ago Location: salina ks
I was brought up to pick good friends who dont lie to me. And it appears that is exactly what your friend is doing to YOU!!! Renthal is a great brand for everything they make. shoot i even use their brake pads. the truth is that when you buy something that says Renthal on it, it IS going to be very high quality and very durable. Sprockets, bars, brake pads, and yes even chains. you name it, you cant go wrong with Renthal. Good Luck!
blizo Over 4 years ago
If my stock chain is 92 links, am i okay getting 120 links and taking some out. I am increasing the rear sprocket from 40 to 41 teeth on my 2002 rapt?
MotoSport Staff
Over 4 years ago Location: Por+land
Yes, all of our chains are cut to fit so breaking off a couple links will be ok.
Snake Over 5 years ago Location: Winters CA
I get that its non o ring?
but still why is it not suitable for Enduro racing.
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 5 years ago
well there's no reason why you could use it for any type of riding. It's a durability issue, and when you are riding in all types of conditions from wet to dry you'll be replacing a non-oring chain very often.
DaveG Over 5 years ago Location: Missouri
Does this chain come with a masterlink?
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 5 years ago
yes, every chain we sell comes with some type of master link.
Top 50 Contributor
Over 3 years ago Location: salina ks
Yes, chain comes with a master link located inside the box.
Over 11 months ago Location: Marysville, WA, USA
Yes
dooberboss Over 5 years ago Location: H.B. CA
Do I have to take out links for it to fit my 47 tooth rear sprocket?
There is a lot of additional slack.
MotoSport Staff
Over 5 years ago Location: Portland, OR
Most likely you will have to remove a couple links.
Top 500 Contributor
1 year ago
yes u need to take some out its really easy with the wright tools
KX500Freak Over 5 years ago Location: Texas
Why is the R1 chain not suitable for enduro racing?
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 5 years ago
It's a non-o-ring chain that is why.
Top 500 Contributor
1 year ago
the best enduro chains have O-ring to help keep the water and mud out the chain this one its a light version for motocross its have all the performance but u will have a better chain for enduro with o-rings this will work but its the best app
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