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Chain question
« on: 20 April 2020, 09:30:36 PM »
I've just discovered that after being sat for a month my chain has developed 3 seized links 😓 I've worked them lose but it's time for a replacement anyway

So I was just wondering if anyone has noticed the difference between the VX Heavy Duty and the ZVM-X Super heavy duty DID chains? And if the latter is worth the extra £50??

Also is the recommended set up still DID chain, Renthal Rear and generic front sprocket? I'm thinking of getting the JT 'silent' sprocket this time just to see if theres much of a difference

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #1 on: 20 April 2020, 09:55:57 PM »
I've just discovered that after being sat for a month my chain has developed 3 seized links 😓 I've worked them lose but it's time for a replacement anyway

So I was just wondering if anyone has noticed the difference between the VX Heavy Duty and the ZVM-X Super heavy duty DID chains? And if the latter is worth the extra £50??

Also is the recommended set up still DID chain, Renthal Rear and generic front sprocket? I'm thinking of getting the JT 'silent' sprocket this time just to see if theres much of a difference
I brought a silent one but not sure if it works or not because I cant hear it
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #2 on: 20 April 2020, 09:59:06 PM »
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #3 on: 20 April 2020, 10:08:35 PM »
My understanding is that DID ZVM was OE spec for the gen1 thou.
I fitted ZVM and renthal sprockets.  Replaced the front sprocket after about 15,000 miles.

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #4 on: 20 April 2020, 10:19:41 PM »
So I was just wondering if anyone has noticed the difference between the VX Heavy Duty and the ZVM-X Super heavy duty DID chains? And if the latter is worth the extra £50??


ZVM-X is made of higher spec material, they claim 40% over VX.  In my opinion on a Fazer600 or 1000 VX is plenty save the £50.
 

Also is the recommended set up still DID chain, Renthal Rear and generic front sprocket? I'm thinking of getting the JT 'silent' sprocket this time just to see if theres much of a difference


JT all the way, their cushioned front works very well.
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Re: Chain question
« Reply #5 on: 20 April 2020, 10:29:42 PM »
Ok thanks guys.
I'll check what chain I have at the minute then I'll replace it with the same 👍Will stick with a renthal rear (I like the gold) and I'll go with the silent JT front sprocket, hopefully I'll notice the difference.

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #6 on: 21 April 2020, 01:25:30 PM »
Well turns out I haven't got a clue what chain is on it? All I can find is DID 50VA8.... which after a google search just seems to refer to a linking rivet... but I had that written on all of the 5 links that I cleaned and read 🤔

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #7 on: 21 April 2020, 02:12:14 PM »
I had a search on Fowlers, not knowing your bike year I chose 2007. The chain for that would be DID50VA8-122LL. From an American site it reckoned the DID50VA8 denotes a genuine Yamaha part. It seems your chain is a 530, personally I'd go for the ZVM-X.

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #8 on: 21 April 2020, 03:48:10 PM »
I had a search on Fowlers, not knowing your bike year I chose 2007. The chain for that would be DID50VA8-122LL. From an American site it reckoned the DID50VA8 denotes a genuine Yamaha part. It seems your chain is a 530, personally I'd go for the ZVM-X.

Well you guessed correctly Robbo.... it is indeed a 2007 👍 haha
And I did see a few references to it being the genuine Yamaha part so could that mean it might be the original chain 🤔 the bike has only covered 14,000 miles so wouldn't be out of the realms of possibility although more or less every part of this bike is aftermarket but I always found it odd that the last owner put a gold sprocket on but a standard silver chain instead of the gold one 🤷‍♂️
Well either way..... thanks for the help Robbo I'll get one ordered 👍

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #9 on: 21 April 2020, 04:10:15 PM »
the bike has only covered 14,000 miles


And it's had a new rear and possibly a chain as well in 14k, bugger me.  I've got ZX, R1's GSX-Rs on my books that's have cover well over 20K on their originals. 


Has the current chain got a split link? 
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Re: Chain question
« Reply #10 on: 21 April 2020, 04:18:07 PM »
Dude,
Bike Torque Racing are a good company to deal with. They'll have all you need. Good luck :thumbup .

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #11 on: 21 April 2020, 04:28:59 PM »
Dude,
Bike Torque Racing are a good company to deal with. They'll have all you need. Good luck :thumbup .

Funnily enough that's exactly who I'm looking at using 👍


the bike has only covered 14,000 miles


And it's had a new rear and possibly a chain as well in 14k, bugger me.  I've got ZX, R1's GSX-Rs on my books that's have cover well over 20K on their originals. 


Has the current chain got a split link?

Haha it's also had 5 tyres, 8 oil changes, 2 air filters, 3 sets of discs and 4 or 5 sets of pads since I bought it at 6500 miles 😅 it's a spoilt little bitch

No it's got a riveted link in as far as I can tell

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #12 on: 21 April 2020, 04:49:48 PM »
You like to waste money then, come spend it with me  ;)
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Re: Chain question
« Reply #13 on: 21 April 2020, 04:51:44 PM »
You like to waste money then, come spend it with me  ;)

Haha I would do mate but I've already got a wife that likes to try and get rid of it like it's going out of fashion 🤣

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #14 on: 22 April 2020, 12:08:34 PM »
I also brought my C&S set from biket tourque racing via their ebay outlet. It came with a chain brush and tin of lube but I asked if I could have an extra rivit link instead of the tin of lube, just incase O over tightened - or otherwise messed up doing the link.I also treated the bike to some shiny stainless nuts ---mmmmmm
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Re: Chain question
« Reply #15 on: 22 April 2020, 04:01:57 PM »
Looking good Sharpie 👍

If anyone else with a Gen2 if after some but want function over form then this genuine set is going on ebay at an absolute steal of a price. I'm almost tempted myself... but I'm shallow and like the prettier stuff too much 🤣🤣

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202972456116

Either way might help one of ya 👍

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #16 on: 22 April 2020, 04:12:39 PM »
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I'm almost tempted myself.
Why would you not?  That should be OE spec ZVM chain.  You just need to pop the swing arm off the fit it.

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #17 on: 22 April 2020, 04:39:03 PM »
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I'm almost tempted myself.
Why would you not?  That should be OE spec ZVM chain.  You just need to pop the swing arm off the fit it.

Well for a start that's too much hassle for my liking, so much easier just riveting a link on Haha and secondly because I have a colour scheme going on so I want a gold chain and a black rear sprocket 💅 🤪

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Re: Chain question
« Reply #18 on: 22 April 2020, 07:05:24 PM »
Afam rear sprockets come in black. That and a gold chain is a good look. That's why I went for that. :lol