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    I am in the process of deciding on a new set of sprockets ans chain for my TW. I have read alot of info on this forum and it seems that the o ring is the most desirable. However in researching the topic, I found this site[url="www.quality cycle.com/truth about motorcycle chains.htm"] site regarding motorcycle chains. After reading it, I am now even more confused. I am posting for for opinions. Sometimes to much information makes for a long decission process.

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    Sorry about the link. If will gladly make it work if only I knew how. HELP

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    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    Thanks for the link Lizrdbrth. How did you do it so I am able next time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishman393 View Post
    Thanks for the link Lizrdbrth. How did you do it so I am able next time....


    No problem. Copy and paste it from your browser window.



    In TW terms higher tensile strength is a good thing not because the massive, groundpounding horsepower of a TW leads to broken chains, but because higher tensile strength indicates better materials. Closer tolerances affect longevity with regard to chain stretch over time. Less chain stretch affects the number of new sprockets eaten by your bike over time. If these claims are true you'll be money ahead to spend the extra.



    As to the O-ring vs. X-ring thing I'm thinking the difference may be somewhat negligible. I'd buy it for the tensile strength,



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

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    It is amazing at the number of people I run across that don't know how to copy and paste.

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    i have one of the d.i.d. o-ring chains that site says they won't recommend because it hasn't been updated in 10 years. the tw hasn't been updated in 10 years, so i guess they wouldn't recommend it?

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    I looked and have been unable to find the "X Ring" type chain in the 428 size. As for the "o ring" chains:

    RK 428 SO 5500# Tensile strength

    EK Sroz 5300#

    DID 428 Pro V 5340#

    RK 428 MXZ non o ring 5800#

    DID 428 Standard 4280#



    I guess it comes down to time riding or time maintaining......

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