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post #1 of 13 Old 08-02-2012, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Does anybody have any experience with this chain or company?

525-120 2002 Suzuki DL1000 X Ring Chain New Heavy Duty Motorcycle ATV Bike Parts | eBay

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-02-2012, 02:16 AM
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I know nothing about this chain but I smell "chinese" all over it. I have a natural inclination to dislike buying chinese things for political/economic reasons, but it is just something I think without much real hard facts--I just don't like to see china make so many of our things we use in this country. China is not our friend. I hope they will be some day, but it's not the case right now.
Some chinese stuff is usable but generally it's of poor quality. Taiwanese things tend to be far better.
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I know nothing about this chain but I smell "chinese" all over it. I have a natural inclination to dislike buying chinese things for political/economic reasons, but it is just something I think without much real hard facts--I just don't like to see china make so many of our things we use in this country. China is not our friend. I hope they will be some day, but it's not the case right now.
Some chinese stuff is usable but generally it's of poor quality. Taiwanese things tend to be far better.
I am with you. This is why I want the feedback, just in case someone knows for sure. I like the price, but I don't see anything of quality being this cheap.

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The only cheap chain I would buy would be Parts America. Otherwise, EK, RK or DID.
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Spend your money with a fellow stromtrooper at svracingparts.com. Blair sells quality parts with great prices and the best customer service around.
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Hmmm, I just went to that site, and I am also of the opinion that it could be a cheap Chinese knockoff item. A chain normally sells for $100.00 or more. That's just too low a price to be true, and as the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, then it is. You'd be better off spending more on a known, high quality American made chain, like the ones mentioned above. Just my $.02.

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Rocky mountain atv mc has a house brand called "primary drive" that was quite popular among KLR riders. I used two of them and they lasted as long as the factory chain or longer.


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post #8 of 13 Old 08-02-2012, 01:30 PM
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The chains that Blair sells are quality EK chains made in Japan.
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-02-2012, 03:20 PM
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Junk.

Search around... lots of people have had cheap eBay chains that wear out quickly (if you're lucky) or break.

I saw an eBay chain toss its o-rings and destroy itself in less than 400 miles on a friend's bike. That was a fun day...

Get a good chain. It's not worth risking broken engine cases or flaming death.

The "generic" Primary Drive and Parts Unlimited chains are OK if you're really caught short.

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Sorry, I have not heard of that chain company before.

I would only use RK or DID chains. Last chain I bought was an RK x-ring.

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