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D.I.D. or RK chains?

what chain is better and why? I need a new one and I notice the D.I.D. is alot more expensive, now i have no problem with spending more $$$$ but I want to know why/how it's sooo much better. . .

Can ya help me out with this topic?
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DID is way better

I have been using their ERV3 520 Racing Chain on the RC51, GSXRK5 and 2 1000RR's. One of them has over 14,000 hard, vicious, merciless track miles on the same chain. I don't know of any other 520 chain that can stand up to that kind of abuse and still look & perform like new.

Plus with complete 520 conversion kits starting at $225 you simply cannot beat the value of DID and AFAM etc. Sure you can find cheaper kits, but they will never last as long...

Prior to that I had used just about every chain brand you can think of and the only one that came even remotely close is Regina.
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A gold genuine D.I.D. is always money well spent!


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:d:d:d:d:d:d:d DID #1:d

  • Penske triple adjustable shock Moriwaki linkage
  • forks , valves , springs ,top-out mod
  • Moriwaki rearsets
  • Carbon Airbox heatshielding custom K&N panel filter
  • Power Commander USB
  • Galfer superbike full foating rotors - SS braided lines
  • Brembo 19 RCS Adjustable Ratio Radial Brake Master Cylinder
  • DID 520 gold chain
  • CRG folding clutch lever
  • Relocated battery Shortened wiring harness
  • Flapper PAIR EVAP removed
  • Soft Rev limiter removed
  • 15/41 gears 520
  • Vortex clip-ons
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:d:d:d:d:d:d:d DID #1:d
That's funny, d,d,d,d,doc!

I'm running AFAM 520 chain and sprocket set. I'm pretty impressed how light and how tough the alum/anodized back sprocket is. In 8000+ miles this summer, I don't think my chain has streched more than maybe a couple mm's. Going by my adjusting marks on the swingarm, that is.

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Typically you save about 4lbs of rotating mass when you go from a stock 530 set-up to a 520 Conversion kit.
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I've read a lot of pros and cons about the 520 vs. 530 and the rotational mass issue vs. strength. There is a lot out there on that topic. In addition, after seeing how my AFAM set held up to my riding, (and not always spot-on shifting) I'll stay with 520 size.

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i have had 520 on lots of my bikes , the last 5 where 04 zx10r 08 zx10r 02 R1 02 RC51 and now 03 Rc51 and all have more HP then stock , not once did i snap a chain DID Gold 520

  • Penske triple adjustable shock Moriwaki linkage
  • forks , valves , springs ,top-out mod
  • Moriwaki rearsets
  • Carbon Airbox heatshielding custom K&N panel filter
  • Power Commander USB
  • Galfer superbike full foating rotors - SS braided lines
  • Brembo 19 RCS Adjustable Ratio Radial Brake Master Cylinder
  • DID 520 gold chain
  • CRG folding clutch lever
  • Relocated battery Shortened wiring harness
  • Flapper PAIR EVAP removed
  • Soft Rev limiter removed
  • 15/41 gears 520
  • Vortex clip-ons
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Always used DID. Right now giving the ZVM-X a try with my 520 setup.

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I've never snapped any 520 chain, but I've had lesser brands stretch like rubber with just moderate street use and basically just got way less life out of them than one should expect...
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