DID 520 VX2 X-Ring Chain

DID 520 VX2 X-Ring Chain
DID 520 VX2 X-Ring Chain

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Description Item #DID000Q

D.I.D is the number one motorcycle chain in the world. D.I.D chains are used by factory races teams from all manufacturers in race series everywhere.

D.I.D's Pro-Street X-Ring VX Series Chains are high quality X-Ring chains with superior strength to withstand the horsepower of today's dual sports and trials bikes. The VX Series uses D.I.D's patented low friction X-Ring for maximum performance.

  • Greater rigidity (7% higher than previous VM chain) creates smother handling, reduced power loss and quicker response.
  • Highest value in all D.I.D series.
  • D.I.D X-Ring has half the friction and 50 - 100% longer wear life compared to typical O-ring chains.
  • Superior longer life than previous VM series.
  • Solid rollers.
  • Shot-peened parts.
  • Pre-stretched.
  • Extended riveted bushing "Anti-Kink" design.
  • Replaces the Professional O-ring V Series and the Premium X-ring VM series chains.
  • Average tensile strength of 8,210 pounds.
  • Wear life index: 3500.
  • Ideal for bikes and ATV's up to 750cc.
  • Weight (per 100 links): 3.35 pounds.
  • Includes clip-style master link.

Half the Power Loss - Compared with Normal O-ring chains, D.I.D's patented X-Ring construction reduces friction by twisting between the side plates instead of being squashed. Normal O-rings and other makers' modified O-rings have squashed points that increase friction. The twisting action of the X-Ring disperses the pressure and minimizes power loss.

1.5 to 2 Times Longer Wear Resistance - Compared with Normal O-ring chains, the X-Ring's four contact points greatly increase its sealing performance. This keeps the dirt out and the lubrication in much better than any other O-ring. X-Rings have the greatest wear resistance of any other type of O-ring or non-O-ring chain.

Note for installing X-ring chains: As X-ring chains are wider than standard roller chains, when fitting an X-ring chain to a motorcycle that was fitted with a non O-ring chain as original equipment, it is essential to check that there is proper clearance of the engine cases near the countershaft sprocket and any other places of close contact. Failure to do so could result in damage to the chain and motorcycle and could ultimately cause the chain to fail.


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19 Reviews
4.9 out of 5 stars
5 Star   16 4 Star   2 3 Star   1 2 Star   1 1 Star   0
Willoam
Verified Purchaser
Virginia, USA
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Good quality mid range chain

Good mid range chain for the money, of you take care of it, it will take care of you

WheelyKing
Verified Purchaser
Gustine, CA 95322, USA
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Great Purchase

Great Purchase and Fast Shipping... will buy from again :)

stallion
Top 500 Contributor Verified Purchaser
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Tough chain good price

good replacement for off roading compared to stock

Jarryd
Verified Purchaser
Orange County, CA, USA
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Good stuff

So I ordered black thinking it'd be like their street chain... ALL BLACK. Well it's not. The outer links are gold and the inner links are black. Anyways, that's why I gave it an average rating on style. Other than that the chain is great!

275CRF450
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DID VX2 X ring 2011 CRF 450 R

Chain rubbed engine case on a 2011 CRF 450r. They make spacers to allow for x-ring use on this bike but i recommend staying with a standard chain like an ERT or R1 from Renthal. Caught it in time changing the gearing or would have had an expensive problem.

Motomat
Verified Purchaser
Indiana, USA
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One of the best chains available for off road

You can complete a full season of GNCC on this chain. No issues.

TX248
Top 500 Contributor Verified Purchaser
League City, TX
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Solid chain, heavy for sure

Great chain, very strong and the install was pretty simple. I ride a 2014 KX450 and the heavier chain and additional friction of the x-ring over the stock chain meant I had to keep the power on up jumps I could previously roll off the throttle on with the factory chain. Not a problem, just took a few laps to get used to it. Really excited about how long they last.

Kyle
Myton, UT, USA
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Well worth the money

I have been using this chain all spring, summer, and fall. I go out and ride pretty hard at least twice a week. The chain shows no sign of wear and hasn't stretched at all. Still looks brand new. You will want to get new sprockets before you put it on so you don't wear it out after a couple of rides.

JBone
Verified Purchaser
South Carolina, USA
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Durable and dope looking

That's right, I said the thing looks dope. And it does. Has been a very durable chain. Take care of it and it will last forever. Plus, as I've mentioned, you'll want to keep this gold clean so you can see the bling. Stuntin' like my daddy with this gold chain.

Dusty
Top 1000 Contributor
Asheville nc
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Good buy but wrong color (no biggie)

I ordered black and got a silver. NOT Motosport's fault. They don't even offer silver and the package was marked black from DID. Customer service said they would make it right but I was in a hurry and it looks fine anyways.

Spry89
Verified Purchaser
Byesville, OH, USA
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2007 YZ250F

Needed a better chain and decided to go X-Ring because of tensile strength and reduction in wear compared to even O-Rings in the long haul. Great chain and it holds up extremely well. Take care of your chain with proper lube and it will last. Mine has been on for two years and still no slide from side to side. Will buy again from here! I use Motul no fling chain lube or Maxim Chain Wax.

DID 520 VX2 X-Ring Chain
Jornmason
San Jose, CA, USA
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Ignore the link issues they speak of...

Everyone complains that the link plate holes are too small because they don't know how to install a new chain. The holes are tight on the pins on purpose guys. You need to use the chain break to press the plate onto the pins. Vise grips and pliers aren't the right tools for the job, they don't put even pressure around the circumference of the pin and cause it to bind, so you'll end up bending the plate before it goes together. Use the right tools and it will take 5 minutes or less.

GATOMIK
Verified Purchaser
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D.I.D chains rule.

If you have a 450 or better...spend the extra on a chain that will last and last and last if you treat it like your brother.

This D.I.D chain is a beast!

Comes prelubed/with master link.

Blake
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Master link holes too small

This is a nice o-ring chain but as other people have said, the master link doesn't fit. The holes are far too small to fit the master link and I had to drill them out a bit to get them to go over the heads on the link. Other than that it is a solid chain.

Jhubbs
Michigan, USA
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Master does not fit

I also had the same issue with the master link not fitting. I have installed 2 of these chains with the same issue on both. I had to drill out the master link plate to the next size. The steel is heat treated making it difficult to drill. I dont know if the holes in the plate were made too small or the pins are "mushroomed'" at the end.

DID 520 VX2 X-Ring Chain
Jfreak
Verified Purchaser
Oregon
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Didn't work

Got the chain, all was good. Had to cut a few links to fit, after I cut it I tried to put the master link together... The side plate wouldn't slide over the pins of the link, not even vise grips could get the plate on.

Maybe I just got the wrong master link, idk. Either way I couldn't get it installed.

Vlad
Verified Purchaser
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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Pro Chain

Very strong chain

zackster12
Holly Springs, MS 38635, USA
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Great buy

great chain,does its job very well.had it on for a long while now and its seen everything. only thing is gold color faids after alot of sand ridding. but it takes alot of abuse so im sure any chain would do so. (clean and oiled often)

Brian250racer
NY
DiD X Ring

Awesome product. I will be ordering 2 more for my other machines soon.

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7 Questions
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martythebikestar
Location: Queens, NY, USA
Q: Will this chain rub on A 2014 yz450f ?
Over 10 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 10 months ago
A: No, an X-Ring Chain should not rub on your 2014 YZ450F.
Kawi109
Q: Will this chain fit a 2013 KX 250f?
1 year 4 months ago
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 4 months ago
A: Yes the 520 chain is the correct size chain but the length would need to be cut to fit your gearing. Feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
Dogpound7t
Location: Casper
Q: Will this chain rub on a 2008 raptor 700se gytr?
1 year 7 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 7 months ago
A: No you should have no issue of rubbing with the X-ring or O-ring chain.
Luke
Q: Will this chain fit a 2005 Honda CRF-230F? Thanks!?
2 years ago
MotoSportGrantK
MotoSport Staff Expert Top 1 Contributor
2 years ago
A: Yes, the DID 520 VX2 X-Ring Chain will work great on your 2005 Honda CRF230F.
Dlkr
Q: Case rubbing?
2 years 5 months ago
Will this chain require a spacer in order to not rub the case on my 2005 CR250?
MotoSportRyanT
Expert MotoSport Staff
2 years 5 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: No, you should be fine running this chain on your 2002 Honda CR250R without running any kind of spacer. The only Honda that would require a spacer for an X-Ring Chain would be the 2002 - 2008 Honda CRF450 models.
Jimmy
Location: Vancouver, WA, USA
Q: I have a 2000 CR250 and ride mainly in the sand, is the VX2 Xring best choice? I planned on pairing it with the Turner steel sprockets?
2 years 8 months ago
Also my old chain is non o-ring what do I need to do to fit the larger/wider X-ring on it without rubbing?
MotoSportRyanT
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 8 months ago
A: This would be a great chain for you. The X-Rings would help keep the lubrication in chain and keep the sand out of your chain better than your standard roller chain. Also, you should not have to modify anything on that bike to run an X-RIng Chain. If everything is properly installed there should not be an issue with anything rubbing.
Vlad
Q: Hi! Need replace chain?
2 years 11 months ago
standard chain is 520 ZRA / Regina 110/15/45, can I use this one (DID 520 VX2 X-Ring Black Chain - 120 Links) and OEM sprocket? Need replace sprocket also? Thank's.
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff
2 years 11 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: The DID VX2 would absolutely fit in place of the Regina 520 ZRA. It would also fit just fine with the stock sprocket. The chains do come in bulk length so it will need to be shortened to length but other than that will fit just fine.
Acer
2 years 9 months ago Location: Unionville, IN, USA
A: You always want to replace sprocket and chain at the same time. A used chain will wear out new sprockets more quickly and vice versa
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