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Old 01-15-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Volar chain

For your thumper. Has anyone tried them? The few reports on the interwebs are good, but I am still dubious. Prices are great, and I can get Kawasaki green for my KLX650 .

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Old 01-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #2
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I'd wondered about Volar myself. The prices seem too good to be true, and I'm looking for "the catch."
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:26 AM   #3
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I'd wondered about Volar myself. The prices seem too good to be true, and I'm looking for "the catch."
That makes two of us.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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I did google for some reviews, didn't catch too many. Got a couple off of some sportbike forums that were not too glowing. As I'm about to replace the chain on my 1098 I think I'll forgo the question of quality this time and go with a nice D.I.D. or the like.

However, still interested in hearing about anyone's Volar experiences.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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I did google for some reviews, didn't catch too many. Got a couple off of some sportbike forums that were not too glowing. As I'm about to replace the chain on my 1098 I think I'll forgo the question of quality this time and go with a nice D.I.D. or the like.

However, still interested in hearing about anyone's Volar experiences.
I have read some of the same reviews. The tensile strength should be good, but I was hoping for some actual experience here.

One bad thing I saw aboput Volar was one mention of the master link being weak, but that was a person who had heard of a person having the issue.

Just enough information to muddy the water.

I may bite the bullet and be the ADV guinea pig.

As a side note, I have also seen some bad reviews on DID and EK recently....Must be people who did not install properly?
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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I've seen these chains mentioned, but nobody seems to have tried them. I'm thinking that if they were poor quality, people wouldn't be shy about reporting it....
So, yeah- who has any experience with them?
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Old 01-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #7
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I think I am going to try one on my 92 GS500.I just need to dig and make sure they come with a crimp style master link.I am running a high quality DID o ring chain on my daily rider with a clip style master.Not so sure I trust the cheaper chains with a clip style master.


EDIT:Some people install the master link or clip wrong.When it fails,they blame the chain or manufacturer.This is absurdly WRONG.

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Old 01-16-2012, 02:19 PM   #8
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I've this Volar ORING chain on my KLR650 for half year now, and have put roughly over 9,000 miles on it. I have only adjusted it once. Very nice chain and the price is right. Also, they come with rivet master link, it is a big plus for me(I personally don't don't like clip master link, safety issue)

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Old 01-16-2012, 03:48 PM   #9
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Thanks, Vi-rider!
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Old 01-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #10
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I've this Volar ORING chain on my KLR650 for half year now, and have put roughly over 9,000 miles on it. I have only adjusted it once. Very nice chain and the price is right. Also, they come with rivet master link, it is a big plus for me(I personally don't don't like clip master link, safety issue)
Thanks for posting up this info.I feel better about these chains already.What lube do you use on your chain?
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Thanks for posting up this info.I feel better about these chains already.What lube do you use on your chain?
I am using Bel-Ray .

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I am using Bel-Ray .
Thanks.I use Repsol.
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Thanks for all of the replies. I did see that it came with a rivet style master, now I will need a crimper to install the chain.

I think I will give one a try as my KLX650 is close to the same output power as a KLR650 (just a few horses more).
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #14
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #15
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This has piqued my interest. So are the links powder coated? Would this be a rust preventative? Yeah, I know- chains are meant to be lubed...

My typical riding includes mud, water, etc. and I don't always lube the chain before an offroad ride for fear of attracting dirt. Later, cleaning generally includes some surface rust that I remove with a drill-mounted wire wheel.
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