Great chain easy to install
Write your review and you'll automatically be entered in our monthly drawing. Include an image or video to DOUBLE your chances to win!Write Your Review
D.i.d x-ring what else can you say.you want a durable chain that will never need adjusting,this is it. I wouldn't toss it on a small bore bike but great for a 450 and 250 2t up
Like a couple other posters here said, the masterlink doesn't go together well.
Had to gently drill the plate holes out just a bit, which is kind of unnerving when its going on a xr650r. O,o
Wasn't hard to drill though, and was easy to break to length.
Seems as good as the oem was, but time will tell.
(got an XR's only case saver, just for luck... knock wood)
I have always used DID chains on my bike when doing maintenance. They have never let me down, are competitively priced, and look great. What more can you ask for?
While X-Ring chains may cost slightly more, they don't stretch as much and last longer and don't require as much maintenance as traditional or O-Ring chains.
Just put it on recently, did a few test laps in the back lot then went on a 30-35mile rough single track trail ride. Looks great, rides great, no slack adjustment yet and I'm 260lbs.
Good mid range chain for the money, of you take care of it, it will take care of you
Great Purchase and Fast Shipping... will buy from again :)
good replacement for off roading compared to stock
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.