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    Chain - just making sure..
    on: January 03, 2023, 09:20:34 am
    January 03, 2023, 09:20:34 am
    About to order a new chain..

    Can someone confirm this is the correct chain please?

    Also, it doesn't say it comes with a split link but I'm assuming they all do.  :187:

    525ZVMXx128 Gold H/D X-Ring DID

    https://www.mandp.co.uk/products/525zvmxx128-gold-h-d-x-ring-did-687642

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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #1 on: January 03, 2023, 09:36:48 am
    January 03, 2023, 09:36:48 am
    *Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
    About to order a new chain..

    Can someone confirm this is the correct chain please?

    Also, it doesn't say it comes with a split link but I'm assuming they all do.  :187:

    525ZVMXx128 Gold H/D X-Ring DID

    https://www.mandp.co.uk/products/525zvmxx128-gold-h-d-x-ring-did-687642

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    Exactly the one l have....you won't be disappointed. They come with a proper joining link. But you'll need the right tool for it.

    Smithy.
    Last Edit: January 03, 2023, 09:37:53 am by smithy
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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #2 on: January 03, 2023, 09:46:13 am
    January 03, 2023, 09:46:13 am
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Exactly the one l have....you won't be disappointed. They come with a proper joining link. But you'll need the right tool for it.

    Smithy.
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    Strange you say that, I was very disappointed. After not very long it started stretching on every ride, so much so I had to adjust every ride. Even half way through a ride the QS would start not working properly as the XR is very sensitive to chain tension and needs to be set right for the QS to work 100%
    I took it off and went for Tsubaki. Proven very high quality chains with a proper "solid" link instead of the DID soft pin type.
    But each to their own . . . . . . . . . I also avoid JT chains like the plague, had 2 of those fail]

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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #3 on: January 03, 2023, 10:19:15 am
    January 03, 2023, 10:19:15 am
    Well, that's cleared it up..  :008:

    Thanks for the feed back, hopefully more will chip in and I can then make an informed decision..  :084:

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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #4 on: January 03, 2023, 05:25:42 pm
    January 03, 2023, 05:25:42 pm
    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Exactly the one l have....you won't be disappointed. They come with a proper joining link. But you'll need the right tool for it.

    Smithy.

    Strange you say that, I was very disappointed. After not very long it started stretching on every ride, so much so I had to adjust every ride. Even half way through a ride the QS would start not working properly as the XR is very sensitive to chain tension and needs to be set right for the QS to work 100%
    I took it off and went for Tsubaki. Proven very high quality chains with a proper "solid" link instead of the DID soft pin type.
    But each to their own . . . . . . . . . I also avoid JT chains like the plague, had 2 of those fail]

    Tsubakis are good but imo ZVMX is not far off and you can get them at utterly disgusting bargains, and the inside plates being zinc plated aswell helps a lot for corrosion. 7k on mine so far after 19k on a Tsubaki XRG most of it through the winter and crap weather and it's still looking decent.
    Last Edit: January 03, 2023, 05:26:19 pm by Antares

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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #5 on: January 03, 2023, 06:17:07 pm
    January 03, 2023, 06:17:07 pm
    Split Link….. :015: I still have a fair bit to do with the trade can’t remember the last time I ever saw one,as for which one same old…it’s how well you look after them.

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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #6 on: January 03, 2023, 06:18:00 pm
    January 03, 2023, 06:18:00 pm
    I have the plain steel, not gold, version of this chain. The only time it has been adjusted after fitting was during a tyre change in September, after around 2000 miles. It didn't really need an adjustment but was optimised prior to another 2000 miles, including a loop into France & Spain from Santander on some very bumpy roads in places. I cleaned the chain on getting home and gave it a good lube in SAE90 for its winter sojourn in the garage as I use a shaftie in winter. No adjustment needed. On trips it gets the occasional squirt of aerosol lube made by Granville.

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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #7 on: January 03, 2023, 09:33:44 pm
    January 03, 2023, 09:33:44 pm
    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR [+]
    Strange you say that, I was very disappointed. After not very long it started stretching on every ride, so much so I had to adjust every ride. Even half way through a ride the QS would start not working properly as the XR is very sensitive to chain tension and needs to be set right for the QS to work 100%
    I took it off and went for Tsubaki. Proven very high quality chains with a proper "solid" link instead of the DID soft pin type.
    But each to their own . . . . . . . . . I also avoid JT chains like the plague, had 2 of those fail]

    Interesting....I've had this ZVMX chain fitted on my '17 for well over 4 years and near 50k km...and it's still in good condition. :027:

    This photo was taken after I fitted it in December of 2018. The original "Regina" chain didn't last 10k km before it developed a few tight links.

    I do have a home made electronic oiler system fitted which helps greatly. Does pretty much the same as a Scott-Oiler but only cost me ~$30 Aussie sheckles instead of $400 or more..

    Smithy.
    Last Edit: January 03, 2023, 09:56:33 pm by smithy
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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #8 on: January 03, 2023, 09:55:55 pm
    January 03, 2023, 09:55:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by RyanGTXR[/quote

    Strange you say that, I was very disappointed. After not very long it started stretching on every ride, so much so I had to adjust every ride. Even half way through a ride the QS would start not working properly as the XR is very sensitive to chain tension and needs to be set right for the QS to work 100%
    I took it off and went for Tsubaki. Proven very high quality chains with a proper "solid" link instead of the DID soft pin type.
    But each to their own . . . . . . . . . I also avoid JT chains like the plague, had 2 of those fail]

    DID pin is solid.  It’s only the flare which is hollow, and that is outside the link plate.   

    Same material - just easier to flare.

    Last Edit: January 03, 2023, 09:56:44 pm by Mareng1

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    Re: Chain - just making sure..
    Reply #9 on: January 03, 2023, 10:24:18 pm
    January 03, 2023, 10:24:18 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    DID pin is solid.  It’s only the flare which is hollow, and that is outside the link plate.   

    Same material - just easier to flare.

    Yes, that is called a soft link, whereas the Tsubaki, Regina etc have a "solid" link all way to the ends.

    I can only speak from my own experience. I know many people swear by DID, I've just had bad experiences with them.