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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2004, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Im shopping for a new chain to an SV. The stocker is a DID 525x110. I see that a DID 525VM is a replacement. I guess the "110" is the no. of links but dont know what the "525" means. And what tools will i need to replace it myself?

Also there are "520" conversion kits for the SV. what do they do and what do they involve?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2004, 05:03 PM
 
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525 is the pitch that is between the links and the 520 just means a shorter pitch.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2004, 05:26 PM
 
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If you do the conversion, buy a 520 race chain.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2004, 06:28 PM
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I disagree Twisty...keep the 525....more durability! Just make sure to get the X-Ring Did chain!!




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I prefer the 520 myself.
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I prefer durability!!




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Besides, those racers are changing their chains all the time!! Put the chain on that DiD recomends...they should know, they make them and test them!!!




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Besides, those racers are changing their chains all the time!! Put the chain on that DiD recomends...they should know, they make them and test them!!!

Well...thats thoses racers. Everyday riding well be fine for him using the 520. Now if he was racing, maybe i can see it but since hes not, he'll be fine.
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I'll strattle the fench here and say that you can't go wrong with either chain. They are both great, and getting a DiD is the important, so you're already ahead of the game.

If you are just an every day avid rider, not somebody who's going to go hit the track on a regular basis, there isn't that much of a need to go to the 520.

Kudos to you for doing this yourself, I've yet to try this one on my own yet.
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I am not a track racer nor have I been to one yet. I have used both chains so far and on my current bike I have the 520 DiD. On last bike 525. Not a huge difference but I like the 520 more. just my

But I do agree...if your not on the track not much need for the 520. But I like it on my bike.
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But if you goto to DiD's site, they say anything over a 750 should have a 530. And we all know that the V's have more torque, hence they'll need more durability.

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And like Hondaguy said, you are getting a DiD, and they are the best!

However, you will need a chain break to get your old one off the right way, and most of your chain breaks also have the tool that you need to install a DiD replaceable link!! DiD uses replaceable links, because as long as installed correctly, are WAY strong than a master link. You know, a chain is only has strong as it's weakest link!!

YOU MUST USE THE CORRECT TOOL TO MASH THE REPLACEABLE LINK RIVITS OVER!!!!!!! This is VERY important!!! If you don't, it will come out at the most inopertune (sp?) time, and most likely at some high engine speed. And on it's way out, it will F your bike up!!! I know!!!!!




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