I have used these chains for the last 3 seasons. After the initial adjustment they hold their length well and last forever. I replace them occasionally as preventive maintenance but would not be afraid to put one of the old ones on at any race.
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Works well, worth the money for a quality product and looks great
First time using this chain but it's made by Renthal so I'm sure I will be more than happy. The gold finish is very clean and also makes it very easy to make sure it's spotless when your washing.
THE GOLD FINISH IS FACTORY LOOKING AND MAKES IT EASIER TO CLEAN, VERY DURABLE CHAIN.
This is a excellent chain for off road racing. My son has been racing motocross for 11 years now, and this is far the best chain we have used. I would highly recommend this chain for anyone looking for something that is very durable and also to get great performance. Excellent chain all around..
I got the R1 non O-ring for a Honda CRF250R It will Outlast the sprockets
One of the best chains money can buy it's well worth it and it outlast any other company. I've been using the R1 chain for quite a few years and have not been let down.
Durable and the gold looks trick.
I wear it around my neck. To pretty to get dirty.
Needed to replace an old O-ring chain that the previous owner had installed on a bike I bought. So far great chain. Minimal drag, looks good and durable. Make sure you have a chain breaker to properly fit.
Yes this chain is the deal, trust me, I race and Im an old man and I have used them all and hands down a Renthal R1 is superb. Got to say Motosport takes care of their customers in a timely fashion. I couldn't be any more impressed and this is my one stop shop!!
Great chain! Its slow to stretch and easy to clean. I have them on 2 and 4 strokes...all work perfect. The masterlink is tough also and easy to install. Price is good too!
This chain is the right setup for me....lasts for a long time....with proper adjustments....and lubrication
its a drive chain. Went on personal brand preference with this. Could have saved about twenty bucks by getting a standard gray or black chain in another brand. but I have to admit that the gold chain just looks awesome.
Good chain for the price
Excellent chain for the price, very little stretch.
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.
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.
This is the only chain I put on my bikes!
Chain wear is best measured by using a chain tool and measuring the elongation or amount of “stretch” over 16 pins, each chain has a maximum allowable measurement before needing replacement and below is the information.
Here’s the length on the R1 520, 259mm or 10.197 inches.
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.
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.