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    Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    on: April 13, 2022, 11:17:54 am
    April 13, 2022, 11:17:54 am
    New chain & sprockets required.
    Going with DID gold chain ZVMX JT black rear sprocket.
    Is it better to go with the front sprocket with rubber back?

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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #1 on: April 13, 2022, 11:57:53 am
    April 13, 2022, 11:57:53 am
    My BMW Guru (not dealer but trained by them) and S models specialist recommended I don't use DID when I get my chain replaced fairly soon. He has ordered in a (buggered if I recall the name of it but around $A100 more) new chain along with a 42 Tooth rear sprocket. Said that DID, while a very good chain for regular installations, don't handle the power of the 'S' and have a habit of snapping. Now he may be referring to the RR in particular, and it will be very dependant on how savage you are on the throttle, but it may be worth getting some opinions from your guru. Just saying ......

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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #2 on: April 13, 2022, 01:16:41 pm
    April 13, 2022, 01:16:41 pm
    I've not heard of any DID  chains snapping, and would be surprised if they were not far superior to the OEM Regina chain.

    I wouldn't be concerned about a rubber-insert sprocket as there is a cush-drive in the wheel hub.


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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #3 on: April 13, 2022, 02:59:53 pm
    April 13, 2022, 02:59:53 pm
    *Originally Posted by Deano747 [+]
    My BMW Guru (not dealer but trained by them) and S models specialist recommended I don't use DID when I get my chain replaced fairly soon. He has ordered in a (buggered if I recall the name of it but around $A100 more) new chain along with a 42 Tooth rear sprocket. Said that DID, while a very good chain for regular installations, don't handle the power of the 'S' and have a habit of snapping. Now he may be referring to the RR in particular, and it will be very dependant on how savage you are on the throttle, but it may be worth getting some opinions from your guru. Just saying ......

    sounds like an opportunity to get more money, unless he is referring to the DID VX chain you see advertised as suitable on Ebay in kits around £99.

    As in the OP, DID do a more robust chain the ZVX which is suitable for bikes making more power & torque than the RS such as the KTM 1300CC V wins.

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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #4 on: April 13, 2022, 03:05:29 pm
    April 13, 2022, 03:05:29 pm
    Thanks for replies.

    Going for a JT front sprocket & JT black rear sprocket with a gold DID 525ZVMX128 chain.
    Sprockets standard number of teeth, 17 & 45.

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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #5 on: April 13, 2022, 07:30:58 pm
    April 13, 2022, 07:30:58 pm
    Absolutely Love the DID ZVMX chain. Used on my KTM GT. Never an issue. When the "M" chain on my XR starts to go that is the chain I will be using with STEEL sprockets.

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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #6 on: April 13, 2022, 08:31:47 pm
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    *Originally Posted by garyculb [+]
    Absolutely Love the DID ZVMX chain. Used on my KTM GT. Never an issue. When the "M" chain on my XR starts to go that is the chain I will be using with STEEL sprockets.

    Best, Doc :028:


    Have a DID ZVMX chain on my Gen-1 with the a 42T "aluminium" rear sprocket, has 42k km on it so far and no issues. Still going strong today, don't know why people are scared of using alloy sprockets. :027:

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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #7 on: April 13, 2022, 08:42:54 pm
    April 13, 2022, 08:42:54 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Have a DID ZVMX chain on my Gen-1 with the a 42T "aluminium" rear sprocket, has 42k km on it so far and no issues. Still going strong today, don't know why people are scared of using alloy sprockets. :027:

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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #8 on: April 13, 2022, 09:52:59 pm
    April 13, 2022, 09:52:59 pm
    *Originally Posted by garyculb [+]
    Smithy,

     Personal Preference... Has nothing to do with Fear.

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    Since you highlighted the STEEL preference - there must be something swaying you?   :027:


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    Re: Replacement Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #9 on: April 13, 2022, 10:01:57 pm
    April 13, 2022, 10:01:57 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Have a DID ZVMX chain on my Gen-1 with the a 42T "aluminium" rear sprocket, has 42k km on it so far and no issues. Still going strong today, don't know why people are scared of using alloy sprockets. :027:

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    a pedant writes, steel is an alloy  :150:

     



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