Works great for me. I don't have a ton of miles on my current one but my R1 came with one already on it with quite a few miles and it held up just fine being thoroughly abused in wet weather.
Don't bother with aluminum sprockets. Not worth the minimal weight savings.
I don't know.. I bought a steel 41 tooth steel SuperLite Sprockets from a local bike shop. And it was twice as heavy my current afam. I just wanted to try the difference, so I sprung $40 to try it. I switched back. Anyway, I'm getting a good idea about rotational force, and all thing considered, as well as the 520 afam 42 held up for me, that's what I want to stay with. At least 10,000 miles now are mine, and as near as I can guesstimate, the Original buyer put maybe 5000 miles on all the upgrades I found on the bike. Including the chain set.
The chain isn't all that worn. It's the tight kink it's devoloped that have me wanting to change it. It's pretty tight in one spot when I freewheel for chain lube. Enough that all of the normal slack is gone.
I've put tens of thousands of miles over the years on DID x-ring chains (520ERV3, 520ZVM2 and 530ZVMX) on 4 different bikes now. 3 bikes were split between track and street duty. I have never had any reason to go with a different brand, nor do I plan to.
I think you'll be happy with the 520ERV3 and that sprocket combination, especially for the street. Does anyone actually use aluminum sprockets anymore?
I'm not following you, you're mixing the regular O-ring chains with the X chains
I'm trying to find out the difference between the two. sounds like both types work for you tho...
Yeah, here, people use anodized aluminum sprockets on the rear. Steel for the front.
Been using the DID ERV3 520 chains since 2001 used it on my RC51, 919, GSXRK5 and currently have them on both 1000RR's, one of them has 14,000+ nasty, hard, abusive, wheelie poppin, tire spinnin track only miles on it and it still looks new.
We are also using them on the 204rwhp S1000RR race bikes with zero issues.
If they weren't up to the task I wouldn't sell them and I damn sure wouldn't use them...
That's pretty much what I thought these chainsets could handle. Are you running an alum rear sprocket LDH?