RK 520 GXW XW-Ring Chain


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YAMaMAN Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
RK 520

Great chain. Very well-built

06 R1 Raven
Quixotic1 Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Hillsboro, OR, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 4/5 Style 4/5
Excellent chain and a good value

RK's chains are standard equipment on many marque's machines and it is easy to see why given the quality of those OEM parts. The GBGXW Series Chain is a step up from most of these with a higher strength rating, better corrosion protection and a more stylish appearance. Installing the chain is like installing any chain - a chain tool is required - and it went as expected. Though the chain has only been through a few thousand miles, it does still look new and functions very well. Only more use will tell if it is long-term durable, though.

For now, I can say that I would buy it again - and probably will - and I highly recommend it to anyone with a performance street bike looking to replace an aging driveline.

LisasAvatar Verified Purchaser
Oregon, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Early Days

Everything about this chain is as advertised. It is well-made and as easy to install as any rivet master link would be, provided you have a good tool for this. So far it is perfect, but only time in grade will reveal its ultimate durability.

Kansas City, MO
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
RK 520 GXW chain

I got this for my 2004 Kawasaki zx636. I also replaced both sprockets. The gold chain looks really good against the black sprocket. I haven't had any problems with it. Chain comes covered in wax. Comes with a rivet master link. I didn't have the proper tools, so installation was a pain, but thats my fault. : p

Good buy, im happy.

installed w/vortex 14T front sprocket
installed w/vortex 42T rear sprocket
jjjj Top 500 Contributor
Inez, Ky
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5

I ride a cbr 1000rr, the outfit is great

Alex650R Top 1000 Contributor
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Performed good

the rear sprocket and gold chain looks good on the bike. noticed a differance the first ride after installation. i did the 14/46 combo which was only 1 tooth down in the front. did change my speedo by about 5 mph but thats no big deal since i was more in it for the performance.

Sexy06CBR Top 500 Contributor
Greensboro, NC
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Very nice

This chain is very sleek and stylish. The chain came with a lot of excess oil and wax. The gold looks great and the chain much lighter.

Rockingham. NC
Great Chain

I've ran this chain for 3000 miles so far no worries I havent had to tighten it but once.
Super light chain looks great. It has some rust now on the rivets but it comes off when the chain is cleaned.

I dont like the fact that it comes with a ton of chain grease when you get it

Great Chain!!!

I bought this chain in the Vortex Sprocket Kit. I loved the kit. Great purches. The only problem I had was the chain came with way to much LUB/WAX or whatever it is. It is very hard to clean off. I have a Chrome Swingarm and Rims, it took hours to clean off. So remove befor you put the chain on....Other than that great chain..

San Francisco Bay Area

Great price and with free 2 day shiping +++

Knoxville, TN
Do YOUR chain hang low?

well if your chain does hang low dont waste your time tightening it, Get new sprockets and a brand new chain...RK is the chain used by 2006 motoGP world champ Nicky Hayden, I never thought my bike would be able to do wheelies and just by replacing the chain and sprocket set I can. This chain has been the best thing that happend to my bike and the gold really lets it catch an eye or two when it's parked as well, I would suggest this chain to anyone and the price is hard to beat

Tulsa, OK
Nice Chain!!!

Easy install with a breaker and press, a very quiet chain with proper lube and it looks great!

5 Questions
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Q: 2015 ttr110?
Over 11 months ago
if i upgrade to the 37 tooth sprocket how many links will I have to take out?
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 11 months ago
A: Once you have installed the sprockets you would want to put the adjusters to the middle and place the chain on the sprockets, measure and cut.
Location: dc
Q: I have an 09 zx6r can this chain work for me?
1 year 11 months ago
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 11 months ago
A: Yes. The 520 120 link will work on your 2009 Kawasaki ZX6R. Depending on what gearing you are going with will determine the length of chain. Generally you will need to cut it down a few links.
Feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
Q: I have an 05 gsxr 600..can this chain be used with stock 16/45 gearing?
Over 7 years ago
MotoSport Staff
Over 7 years ago Location: P+RTLAND
A: No, this chain will not work with that bike. It's going to be too small of a chain. You will either need a 525 or a 530 chain.. You need to verify what size you are running right now before you purchase another one to be on the safe side though.
Q: How can i find out what type of chain do my bike uses?
Over 7 years ago
I have a 2001 Yamaha R1, how can i find out what type of chain do my bike need?
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 7 years ago Location: Portland, OR
A: To be safe I would take your bike into your local bike shop and ask to speak with a service tech, and see if he can tell you what type of chain your bike has on it.
Location: Phoenix
Q: Does this chain come with a clip style or a rivet style master link?
Over 8 years ago
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 8 years ago
A: This chain comes with a rivit master link.
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