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x ring chain fail question

I recently purchased a did xrv Evo 3 chain and sprocket conversion kit. As I was cleaning it tonight I noticed that some of the x-rings have broken. I clean it after about 3 lubes, & I lube the inside of the chain as well. the chain has less than 10000 miles on it. I use Maxima chain wax. Do any of y'all know why this might be happening?

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What do you used to clean the chain, such as chain cleaner and type of brush?
Maybe the bristles on the brush damaged the rings, or the chain cleaner is incompatible with the rubber.
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i have the same chain and havent noticed any broken xrings. i use kerosene and a grunge brush plus maxima chain wax
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What do you used to clean the chain, such as chain cleaner and type of brush?
Maybe the bristles on the brush damaged the rings, or the chain cleaner is incompatible with the rubber.
Soft tooth brush and motul chain cleaner. The cleaner is specifically designed for cleaning motorcycle chains.

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Weird right?
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Show some pics.
They're up.

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Very odd. Are there more than just that one link that are bad?
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Wow. I'm not sure. I'd be sending those pics to the place you bought it.
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Very odd. Are there more than just that one link that are bad?
Yea, 4 or 5...

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