Primary chain: which is the best to buy

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beets
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Primary chain: which is the best to buy

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Post by beets » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:49 am

Which is the best to buy? The one on there now is well oiled but wore quickly with tight/loose spots. I got it at the HD dealer.



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Re: Primary chain

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Post by VT » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:21 am

Tsubaki®, "pre-stretched, shot-peened plates, sintered pins"...this all from memory. Good chains. Wore longer than Diamond® for me, but then I only got 3.500 miles out of my Tsubaki's because I don't like a lot of oil dripping down to the pavement, so I starve my chains.

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Re: Primary chain

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Post by Panacea » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:48 am

I used to try to keep the oil down to the minimum also but found it's not worth it. It only takes one ride with not enough oil to ruin a chain. If the chain turns brown, there is not enough oil....Mike

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Re: Primary chain

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Post by beets » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:59 pm

Panacea wrote:I used to try to keep the oil down to the minimum also but found it's not worth it. It only takes one ride with not enough oil to ruin a chain. If the chain turns brown, there is not enough oil....Mike


+1 I tried to keep them lubed with chain oil, but could never keep up with it. I gave up and now it "marks it"s spot".

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Re: Primary chain

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Post by john HD » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:27 pm

i have a well lubed diamond that has been adjusted once after break in.

if i remember correctly it has been on the bike for 12 years. give it plenty of oil and it will last a long time.

i have a gravel driveway so the excess just keeps the dust down!

john

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