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post #1 of 5 Old Jul 19th, 2010, 10:12 am Thread Starter
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DID chains

One of my motorcycles is a 97 Honda 250 Nighthawk. It needs a new chain. The one from Honda is near $200 and the one the local Honda shop sells as a second choice is $120. Cyclegear has a DID chain for $50. I do know that you get what you pay for but does anyone on this site have any experience with DID chains.
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post #2 of 5 Old Jul 19th, 2010, 1:36 pm
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Re: DID chains

Chains are wear items so I can't see spending a fortune and then changing it in 20K miles. Looks like it is a 520 chain so there should be plenty available out there. Model specific is the number of links in the chain. I would recommend replacing the sprockets as well or the new chain will eat itself up. A $200 chain with old sprockets will wear out faster than a $50 chain with new sprocket will. Also I was real fond of the o-ring chains when they came out, longer lasting with less internal wear and less frequent adjustments.

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Re: DID chains

Many years ago we would buy our Hardly chains from International Harvester at about 25% the price of HD. Just specify the size & # of links. This was before o-ring chains so don't know if farm equipment has followed suite.
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Re: DID chains

I used D.I.D on my TL1000R for years. They took 130 RWBHP from a thumping twin with no issues.

Yamaha use them on their bike range.
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Re: DID chains

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One of my motorcycles is a 97 Honda 250 Nighthawk. It needs a new chain. The one from Honda is near $200 and the one the local Honda shop sells as a second choice is $120. Cyclegear has a DID chain for $50. I do know that you get what you pay for but does anyone on this site have any experience with DID chains.
Former sponsor of mine DID chains are fine -as well as Tsubaki.

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