good replacement for off roading compared to stock
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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.
- 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.
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!
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.
You can complete a full season of GNCC on this chain. No issues.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very strong chain
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)
Awesome product. I will be ordering 2 more for my other machines soon.