CHAINS FOR A BUSA




GIXERHP

ok, ok...just a wee bit Irish...
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HI I NEED A GOOD CHAIN, WHAT DOES ANYONE RECCOMEND!!!!!!!
 

rubbersidedown

BUSA-RIDIN'-BASTID
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TSUBAKI 530 HQR  It is the worlds strongest NON O-ring Chain.

Good for a couple more HP...
seriously....its good for more hp ? wow . An' stands up to everyday use an' abuse ? I'm impressed .
Me , I use the DID Xring . Have YET to adjust the monkey,an' it's been a couple thou . An' I ride my Bich like a "three dollar hoar".
 

bacharles

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Can't remember where I read it, but there was an article somewhere about the "X" and "O"-ring chains. I do remember the article saying that the "X"-ring chains are better and are supposed to resist stretching as much as an "O"-ring chain. They are also better at keeping out dirt because of their design. There was more to it, but I can't remember it all. I will look for the article again and post it because I just read this about 2 weeks ago.



Brian
 

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The HQR has a 10,500 tensil strength. It will not last as long as the o-ring, or x-ring but I am stealing every last available hp. Besides I was only getting about 3,500 miles out of regular chains. I clean it before every ride with WD-40. Sure it streatches. 245 hp and 144 ftlbs of torque will do that.
Matt
 

MET

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10,800 lbs on the EK zvk which is an x-ring.

Any top of the line chain should be fine. just do not cheat for weight reduction or pretty colors.
 

Bigfoot

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While on the subject let me show some of my newbieness to the sportbike scene. While on 3 HDs I never had to worry about chains/maintenance. Now all of a sudden I have to pay attention down there. What can I expect from my chain and what should I be doing with/to it as far as maintenance. Can I get it wet while washing the bike? Should I be spraying it with something etc ? Im all ears guys. Thanks in advance .
 

MET

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Keep it clean is the best advise I can give. i clean after every ride. Then lube. It is more importnat to clean first. i use sewing machine oil before every ride, it does not stay on as long but keeps all the dirt from sticking to the chain.
 

rubbersidedown

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While on the subject let me show some of my newbieness to the sportbike scene. While on 3 HDs I never had to worry about chains/maintenance. Now all of a sudden I have to pay attention down there. What can I expect from my chain and what should I be doing with/to it as far as maintenance. Can I get it wet while washing the bike? Should I be spraying it with something etc ?  Im all ears guys. Thanks in advance .
1. u can get it wet when washing, like riding in the rain right.

2. I'm old skool , clean with Kerosene or wd40 .

3. I use motorcycle specific lube , Bel-Ray is the latest an' greatest (I think) . You want to avoid whats known as "Fly-off" . Ya lube yer chain with other type lubricants....3 blocks down the road yer chain isnt lubed anymore....yer plastic,tire side,motor,etc etc IS .

4. Chain maintenance is/can be LIFE-SAVING . Picture yer chain failing at 275 kilo's an' hour...not pretty .
Plus the exspense , I think I paid about 200 for last 1(thats canadian)

Take care of it....it'll take care of you .
 

Bigfoot

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Ok good advice guys ,now how do I go about lubing it ? Do I just walk it along and spray the sections as I get them in sight or do I use my rear stand. Sorry for the kindergarten questions I know its important and I dont want to deal with my dealer if possible. Thanks again .
 

rubbersidedown

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Ok good advice guys ,now how do I go about lubing it ? Do I just walk it along and spray the sections as I get them in sight or do I use my rear stand. Sorry for the kindergarten questions I know its important and I dont want to deal with my dealer if possible. Thanks again .
ok bigfoot......no question is stupid....if its something honest you want to learn about .
Sure , people can get bored of the "newbie type" Q's .
But I dont mind helpin' out just about anybody . Most on here are like that , I found .

ok.....

First CLEAN IT. There is little point in sprayin lube over dirt.

Second Lube it . Yup,you got it,up on yer stand(race,center,or otherwise)

I use kerosene in a spray bottle and tooth brush. I clean the heck outa the chain , then wash the bike , then lube the chain .

Some believe in havin the chain HOT , u know , from a ride.
I dont think it's really ness. Hot chain. Hot metal. Hot metal expands . Less room between metal an' X or O ring for dirt to get out,an' lube to get in . Dont worry . Just me .
 

TIMMYDUCK

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For me I have always needed a center stand for my street machines, It's not like a milk crate will support them.
Anyhow coming in from a ride, I put the bike up and check for bug hits too the front and everything else that has been jumpng at me.
I then restart the bike,(with the rear tire elevated) to check the alignment of chain over sprockets and tensioner nuts.
After applying your solvent of choice ( wd-40, Kerosene, Sulphuric Acid, or whatever)
Hand roll the rear tire foward,while applying a light coating of your perferred oil or wax.
When you take out your Falcon and it feels like you are cutting warm butter in summer,you have done it right.
P.S. I do this too a DID Gold plated X - ring that cost me 130 delivered.
 

MET

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You can also get rear spools and then use jack Stands. They are more solid then a rear lift and 1/10th the price.
 

Daddy Fatsac

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Get an EK 530 ZVX X-Ring Chain. Great chains for the long haul. I don't know of a better X-ringer. Once again I'm just a rookie. I'll let you know how long it lasts.
 



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