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Old 03-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #16516
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After breaking a chain and rebuilding the engine I use:
DID 520ZVM2 X-Ring 520
I'm pretty sure that's what I have on mine.

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Old 03-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #16517
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my next chain kit:
- honda transalp front sprocket
- ktm 990 adventure rear(with some special farkles)
- 525 DID ZVM
- automatic chain oiler
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:32 PM   #16518
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The best chain i have managed to find for the XR is D.I.D 520ZVMX-110 Gold Extreme cost me over here 100 ( about 150 $ ) The updated Sunstar o-ring chain is very good too ( othervise honda would never use them as OEM for the pig ) and RK chains are very good also and slightly cheaper than D.I.D .
Go with the best you can find all the well known makers are making strong chains in this day and age , not worth it to save few dollars and end up paying thousands for the repair , also good chain will last you long time if cared for .
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #16519
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my next chain kit:
- honda transalp front sprocket
- ktm 990 adventure rear(with some special farkles)
- 525 DID ZVM
- automatic chain oiler

If you are running an o-ring chain, forget the oiler, it will only make a mess. IN fact, I wonder why I even oil my o-ring chain other than to keep the o-rings squishy. If the o-rings are working, they will keep oil from getting to the parts that need it, correct?
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:49 PM   #16520
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If you are running an o-ring chain, forget the oiler, it will only make a mess. IN fact, I wonder why I even oil my o-ring chain other than to keep the o-rings squishy. If the o-rings are working, they will keep oil from getting to the parts that need it, correct?
I opened up link from x-ring chain when I shortened it. I was running a DIY chain oiler. The interior had nice, clean oil. The oil will also keep the chain clean. It's not messy if you have it properly tuned.
The o-rings and x-rings have to be lubed and cleaned, but no more. This is a picture made after running an oiler on the street for 3000 km whitout maintanance. It's on a Yamaha XTZ 750. For offroad use, it's a bit tricky to install the oiler in a safe position



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Old 03-19-2013, 04:04 PM   #16521
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RK lists the Latest iteration of 520xso at 8500# Before I started using RK I used DID VM2 Not sure what they call it now.
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DID ZVMX tensile strenght 8745 , not huge difference both good chains .
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #16522
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can a guy use a high grade 20x1.5 bolt as a makeshift flywheel puller, instead of the Motion Pro one, that i may not be able to get for a few days
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:32 PM   #16523
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ADV Ready - CDT, Rio Grande Gorge, White Peak

Here is a mock up of my XR650R outfitted for long distance riding. *This June me and a small crew are embarking on a roughly 1,200-1,500 mile adventure using Dell City Texas as start/finish. Joining up on the CDT, turning around at CO, dipping down the Rio Grande Gorge, cutting across to White Peak, then south through numerous national forests.

I was looking for some more budget priced luggage alternatives and came down on running Wolfman E12 bags, a dry bag on the ManRack, and a Giant Loop Buck and Roll tank bag. The ManRack is on the smaller side, which I got so I dont get tempted to over-load if I used a larger rack. I like that the Wolfman bags dont need any additional brackets or supports. I am running the GL heat shield also.

I am going to be ruthless about packing light (much lighter than my last TAT and other adventures on my DR650). The crew can also spread the load on things like tools, tubes, cooking gear, and other items we can share. I hope to end up with a smaller dry bag on the back, so I can have plenty of room get my weight back when needed.

The XR also sports a steel sub-frame just for added peace of mind when carrying a load.

Also, I highly recommend Ironman Dual Sport for your luggage and bike needs. Great quick service from a local business.
http://www.ironmandualsport.com/Home_Page.php

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:21 AM   #16524
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can a guy use a high grade 20x1.5 bolt as a makeshift flywheel puller, instead of the Motion Pro one, that i may not be able to get for a few days

yes you can.




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Old 03-20-2013, 06:03 AM   #16525
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Buell,

that strap holding the bag tied around the frame will probably melt due to exhaust heat. Mine did (GL), had to make a bracket for this.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:20 AM   #16526
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yes you can.
Nice, did you use an impact, or hold the flywheel with something? I've read that you can demagnetize the flywheel somehow.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:53 AM   #16527
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Strap heat

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Buell,

that strap holding the bag tied around the frame will probably melt due to exhaust heat. Mine did (GL), had to make a bracket for this.
Thanks for the heads up! I will look into some other solution!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:35 AM   #16528
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Nice, did you use an impact, or hold the flywheel with something? I've read that you can demagnetize the flywheel somehow.
I've used an impact both times that I've done it. Very slick.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #16529
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Buell,

that strap holding the bag tied around the frame will probably melt due to exhaust heat. Mine did (GL), had to make a bracket for this.

All depends how you tie it. Mine hasn't and it's got lots, and lots of K on it with the ultra thin Powerbomb header.




As for chain talk, the XRR has seen a few primary drive chains, but the one that broke? The RK X-ring.

Thankfully it didn't pile up.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:03 AM   #16530
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All depends how you tie it. Mine hasn't and it's got lots, and lots of K on it with the ultra thing Powerbomb header.




As for chain talk, the XRR has seen a few primary drive chains, but the one that broke? The RK X-ring.

Thankfully it didn't pile up.

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