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Cheap Std. Chain on Ebay?

Postby Oldschool » 02:00 pm May 16 2007

Hey guys ,
I am thinking of buying a non oring chain off of Ebay
there $17.00. are they Junk? Can I get a season out of it?
also...i'm going to leave my half worn steel sprockets on and only replace the chain. :rolleyes:

I am thinking of doing this as a performance gain.
My o'ring chain barely lets me free hand spin the rear wheel.
There has to be a performance gain from running a std chain !?

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Postby scheckaet » 02:04 pm May 16 2007

My o'ring chain barely lets me free hand spin the rear wheel.

I don't have any trouble with mine. I clean it and lube it every once in awhile specially when it's muddy.
Are you sure the chain is the problem and not something else like bearings, or brake drag.....
As for the 17$ chain, for that price I'd give it a shot especially since you won't replace your
half worn steel sprockets

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Re: Cheap Std. Chain on Ebay?

Postby 2001kdx » 02:24 pm May 16 2007

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Oldschool wrote:i'm going to leave my half worn steel sprockets on and only replace the chain. :rolleyes:


You're not going to get anywhere doing that, you can't even test the quality of the chain when using it w/ worn sprockets.
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Postby Oldschool » 02:39 pm May 16 2007

I'll give it a good cleaning and Lube job and see how that goes...
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Postby scheckaet » 02:44 pm May 16 2007

When there is a lot of crud and old lub on your chain, I use WD 40 let it soak for awhile (1h) then blow the crud with compressed air. For the hard spot, i use a brush. (soft wire). I found it easier to just remove the chain and clean it 1 link at a time with some old rag (for when it's really dirty)
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Postby Jeb » 04:38 am May 17 2007

I clean my o-ring chain every time it gets dirty by degreasing, drying, running it on the kickstand (rear wheel off the ground) to warm it up, and lubing. Maybe overkill, I don't know, but it's supple and kink free, turns easily by hand.
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Postby 2001kdx » 12:02 pm May 17 2007

Jeb you're very nice to your chain. :lol:
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Postby canyncarvr » 04:00 pm May 17 2007

I've known some riders that thought the ebay chain was worth a go.

They found out they were wrong.

Running an excellent chain on worn sprockets will get you the performance (wear) of a crummy chain...which is what '01 already said.

There is a performance gain from a ringed to a non-ringed chain. Doubt it's anything you would feel/notice.

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Postby Oldschool » 04:23 pm May 17 2007

I took the chain to the Spa and gave it to the pedicure women for a good soak and cleaning and then A massage to get the kinks out.
(No happy ending though ).
The rear tire rolls about 1 1/2 good reveloutions on its on.
My Last CR 250 almost 5 !?

Good enough.
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Postby canyncarvr » 04:48 pm May 17 2007

The resistance encountered by the wheel pushing the chain (more) isn't what the engine sees pulling the chain (less).

I wouldn't equate 'barely lets me free hand spin the rear wheel..' to 'about 1 1/2 good reveloutions'

That being equated:

Good enough.


Yep! And about as good as it's going to get.

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