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Rear drive chain

Post by sparkieb2 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:40 am

"Gordon" passed his MOT fine but had advisory on replacing the rear chain , does anyone have any recommendations. I can get hold of bog standard renolds chain but dont know if its up to the job. Cheers Mark
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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by deadgrass. » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:05 am

i used a ek520 mvxz on my 604,not cheap but very strong.

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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by hounddog » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:06 pm

My personal view I would use one of usual MT parts suppliers , as you will ensure it is the correct spec chain for the bike

http://www.mtridersclub.co.uk/viewtopic ... 97&t=20587

Chain should be an O Ring one , that is the recommended chain, and they last a lot longer than the non O ring

Renold are a well known brand so quality should be what you expect from a specialist chain supplier

and maybe worth considering new sprockets as well if your budget will stand it and they are looking a bit tired - new chain on knackered sprockets is not ideal


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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by ZIP TIE » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:23 pm

What type of riding do you do? Off Tarmac, on a mix of both?
Best combination in my opinion is a good quality NON O'ring chain and some sort of chain oiler.
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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by lardmarc » Tue Jan 19, 2016 5:29 pm

Agree with Zip. O rings just trap the dirt/ sand. I spray oil on it occasionally.
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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by bth2bth2 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 6:22 pm

deadgrass. wrote:i used a ek520 mvxz on my 604,not cheap but very strong.

dave.
totally agree. i oil every ride with ep 80/90.
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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by deadgrass. » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:54 pm

for reference,

non o ring [regina] and ek x ring.

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non o ring, less drag,less weight,less cost,better off road.
ek less adjustment,last longer,more cost,more reliable/safer on road.
both have benefits.

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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by A W Hopkins » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:44 am

oiling the chain use waste engine oil apply with a paintbrush, reynolds rep recomended it to me way back when
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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by Mr Shiney » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:03 pm

A W Hopkins wrote:oiling the chain use waste engine oil apply with a paintbrush, reynolds rep recomended it to me way back when
Flings everywhere and covers the bike and your leg in waste oil. Also lasts a few miles before it's all gone. Either proper lube or a drip oiler.
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Re: Rear drive chain

Post by A W Hopkins » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:35 pm

if its full of fillings mate you want to get it apart and have a good look at it.
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