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post #1 of 21 Old 12-22-2013, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Help needed with Drive Chain

Its time to change my drive chain. tried suzuki Dubai but as always they don't have parts... the part # is 27600-32C10-118.

My Vstrom is 2008 model.

Did anyone go for a non OEM chain ? any recommendations? best websites to buy from ?

The chain should be "O"ring 525 - 118. All i need is the chain the sprockets still in very good condition.

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post #2 of 21 Old 12-22-2013, 08:41 AM
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There are plenty of aftermarket o-ring/x-ring chains that would be as good and better than stock. It would be in your best interest to replace everything as a set though , so it will last longer (much longer).
Check with Blair at SV Racing parts (here on the site under Vendors) , his prices are right , and he ships to a lot of places.
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I don't know how shipping to Dubai works but SV Racing has a great reputation for this stuff, Blair stays right on top of orders, and you can get any other goods needed:

https://www.stromtrooper.com/sv-racin...ivet-tool.html
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There are plenty of aftermarket o-ring/x-ring chains that would be as good and better than stock. It would be in your best interest to replace everything as a set though , so it will last longer (much longer).
Check with Blair at SV Racing parts (here on the site under Vendors) , his prices are right , and he ships to a lot of places.
D'oh! We posted within a minute of each other...
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If you are using a APO,FPO, military address, it should be the same as US postage rates. I think since it stays in the control of US personnel.
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post #6 of 21 Old 12-22-2013, 11:18 AM
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Many brands of chain work well

Bike Bandit has lots in stock. EK, RK, DID, Tsubiaki, and others. You often buy a chain with more links than required, lay out your old chain and cut some number of links off the new one to make them the same size. It's easier than it sounds, a grinder or Dremel works well.

Ron Ayers has this DID chain.

If your sprockets are in good shape don't worry about replacing them with the chain. I would inspect them both carefully while the chain is off. Sprocket wear isn't real obvious until they are very worn unless you have a good eye and know exactly what to look for. Typically I run a rear for a couple chains and a front for two or three. Your lubrication habits make a huge difference on chain & sprocket life. Your type of riding does too, frequent hard acceleration and rear braking puts more force on the chain & sprockets and causes more wear.
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post #7 of 21 Old 12-22-2013, 11:33 AM
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Be sure your new chain comes with a master link, and that you have the right tool to install whichever type link you get.

I've never bought an OEM chain or sprockets, I think aftermarket is the most common for those parts.

Dennis Kirk is another site I've used and liked.
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I went with a DID 525 ZVMX from Sprocket Center at Sprocket Center.

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One has a screw master link Ek I think that's what I will do

CHANGE cush hub Bearing and snug/shim your rubbers. Gross tets is whether is any sprocket movement but do it anyway for happiness
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I just installed my second DID 525 from bike bandit (gold finish for a bit of bling this time). Used a cheap tool from mikessv.net. Had to dremel off a couple of links - count thrice, cut once. Works great.

Real OEM, IIRC, is continuous and requires swing arm removal to install.

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