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standard chain 50 37.31%
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:14 AM
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which chain is the best for more power to the back wheel?
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Old 12-03-2003, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: which is the best chain for power to back wheel?

standard. running an O-ring chain can feel like your rear brake is dragging, especially on a 125. An X-ring is just slightly less friction than the O-ring.
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Old 12-03-2003, 11:21 AM
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Default Re: which is the best chain for power to back wheel?

I use an X-ring they last longer.
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Old 12-03-2003, 06:05 PM
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Default Re: which is the best chain for power to back wheel?

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standard. running an O-ring chain can feel like your rear brake is dragging, especially on a 125. An X-ring is just slightly less friction than the O-ring.
You wont feel any difference unless it is cold outside and you are pushing your bike. Once you get the bike moving and the chain warms up, it will free wheel almost like the stock chain. You will not be able to feel it when riding.
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Old 12-03-2003, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: which is the best chain for power to back wheel?

Keeto is right on...once the O-X ring chain warms up there is no difference. On the dyno, a NEGATIVE graph will show you the power losses thru the trans, rr wheel, chain, tire etc. The diff between chains is absolutely minimal. I am referred to as a HP monger...anything for that last bit of HP...and I use O-ringers. TW
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:06 PM
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FFR is definatly a HP monger! He got 60+ HP out of his YZ450!! He knows his stuff!!
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: which is the best chain for power to back wheel?

Yep, there is not a dimes worth of difference, just that the o ring or x ring will outlast the normal chain by 3X or more.
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:30 PM
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you can tell no difference at all. the reason all the pro's run regular's is cuase they are paid to run them, and they are given a new one every race. guess who pays for thier salaries and chains? the poor saps that have to buy new chains and sprockets every few months cuase they think the regular chain gives them more power
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:40 PM
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Good point Yardpro! The bad thing about the standard chain is that they also wear out the sprockets just as fast as the chain itself, thus causing even more $$ spent to change it all out.
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: which is the best chain for power to back wheel?

I know I sound like a total newbie but whats the difference between O ring and X ring????
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Old 12-03-2003, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: which is the best chain for power to back wheel?

oring chain has one contact sealing the dirt out and the grease in - |o|=|o|

The x-ring chain has dual contacts with one sealing the dirt out and the other sealing the grease in - |x|=|x|
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Old 12-03-2003, 08:03 PM
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Good explaination keeto.
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Old 12-03-2003, 08:22 PM
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I thought he was blowing kisses or something LOL
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Old 12-03-2003, 08:27 PM
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LMAO, only to the women!
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Old 12-03-2003, 08:45 PM
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ROTFLMAO-----FFR!!
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lol, good one ffr
keeto, great "pics"
and the whole sprocket eating thing is the other big reason i don't get non o ring chains
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:24 PM
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i started this post to see how many people used standard chains. my new did x-ring chain had came in and i thought it was a little too stiff for my 2003 kx 250 and had intentions of sending it back for a standard. i'm new to this sport and just wanting to ask the people that know all about it. according to all of you i will keep the x-ring.
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Old 12-03-2003, 10:39 PM
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good choice!
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Old 12-03-2003, 11:09 PM
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Default Re: which is the best chain for power to back wheel?

The X ring that I just got from RK is an X W Ring Chain. Pretty cool.

The X is what Keeto said and the W is for the mating surface of the chain to the X. So there are 3 different parts of the X that touch the metal. Pretty cool I thought. It was 120 bones retail though. Good thing I paid 50% off... $60.

She's gold too. Yaah
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:39 AM
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Sounds like you got a good deal there Woody.
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