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Post by crm250dude on Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:42 pm

I got my BMW MOT'd a couple of weeks ago the guy did say my chain was due replacing as it was very stretched and my sprocket looked a bit worn...

anyway my boss summonsed me up to London last week so i did a quick 400 mile round trip to London, then my son came home from the Isle of Wight for the bank holiday and needed a lift back to Southampton - so we jumped on the bimmer fully loaded up - chain a bit more stretched...
I decided rather than coming straight home to go see some family in London and come home the following day about another 600 miles on the clock..

As i got off the M4 and on the A465 i heard a loud clicking noise and had very little power the chain has about 3 inches play and the sprocket looks like a 50p piece - i think this is the BMW early warning system that its time to change the chain and sprockets...

my question is - whats the difference between a O ring and an X ring chain ?

im not sure of the best one to order ....


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Post by mizzed on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:18 pm

X-rings are supposedly better due to 2 contact points for sealing rather than the o-rings 1 sealing point.

On a road bike I'm not quite sure how much of a difference that would make, especially since I cant see you offroading the beemer into a bog Smile

As far as road bikes go I'm not sure what sort of chains they run.

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Post by mizzed on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:19 pm

I may be no specialist, but given your links above I'd be choosing DID over a "ChoHo" chain, sounds like a bloody take away not a chain Very Happy lol!
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Post by crm250dude on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:32 pm

this one ?

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Post by mizzed on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:36 pm

I'd take the DID, they are superb chains
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Post by mizzed on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:38 pm

It doesnt say on the advert, but make sure it comes with a rivet link, don't worry I have the riveter here for it.
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Post by OWEN450X on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:47 pm

Dude, did you study as a bike mechanic in London scratch lol! lol! head but
Chains on road bikes also need maintenance smiler
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Post by dai 530 on Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:55 pm

Keep away from linglong chains and buy the did vx2 it's worth the extra cash
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Post by crm250dude on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:01 pm

OWEN450X wrote:Dude, did you study as a bike mechanic in London scratch lol! lol! head but
Chains on road bikes also need maintenance smiler

I come from the school of "ride it till it breaks then fix it"
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Post by OWEN450X on Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:05 pm

you should buy a belt driven bike then when it's too wet you have a good reason to Jib lol! lol!
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