$45.40 X-ring Chain (Good deal?) - Honda CBR 300 Forum
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post #1 of 10 Old 08-26-2019, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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$45.40 X-ring Chain (Good deal?)




What do you guys think of this 120 link X-ring chain? That is a very low price for an X-ring chain from JT

Edit: its actually $43.20 with slow shipping. And includes both rivet + clip style of master links

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I trust their sprockets but for chains I'd stick with DID or RK. And rivet master only.
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Yes, only use a rivet type master link on a street/road bike. Clip type master links are for off road use.

You should also plan on replacing both sprockets at the same time.
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comes with a rivet master link and has 8598 lbs tensile strength so it sounds like a decent chain-- so why do you think you need a new chain already
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Oh, I dont actually need a new chain. I was just browsing around and happened upon it and I noticed that the price is very low for an x-ring chain. This is my chain at 7500 miles (just adjusted it to 1 inch of tension about 3 weeks ago). I may actually manage to get >20,000 miles on it at the rate I am going. Maybe i can break the forum record for longest time with stock chain =)



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I hate the “clips for dirt bikes, rivets for street bikes” trope. Many of the dirt bikes I have ridden are more powerful than some of the street bikes I’ve ridden, and ALL of those dirt bikes put maximum strain on the chains. Big suspension travel, on/off throttle, engine braking out the ying-yang... The CBR300 has under 30 HP, and a properly installed clip master will not be a problem. I prefer riveted, but it’s not the end of the world to use a clip style in low-power applications.
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On the video below I like how he uses a piece of safety wire (mechanics wire) and twists it around the clip link as a redundant failsafe to ensure the clip link does not have an ability to break loose: Go to 34:26 of this video:

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Being an old fart I remember when clip links were the norm for all chains back then and some of those bikes were 1000cc+, occasionally 1 might spit a chain but we were'nt all stuck on the side of the road every time we went for a ride, personally in 35 years of riding on 8 different bikes [ 6 of which were bigger and heavier than the 300 ] I have only ever used the clip links, much easier to clean a chain when its off the bike,so far I have never spat a chain, just lucky maybe. riveted I'm told is much better but the only guy I have personally ever seen spit a chain was on a fairly new DL650 and it was riveted, He was not happy so I personal don't see a clip that big of an issue, of course I might go and spit a chain on my very next ride and change my mind completely
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Being an old fart I remember when clip links were the norm for all chains back then and some of those bikes were 1000cc+, occasionally 1 might spit a chain but we were'nt all stuck on the side of the road every time we went for a ride, personally in 35 years of riding on 8 different bikes [ 6 of which were bigger and heavier than the 300 ] I have only ever used the clip links, much easier to clean a chain when its off the bike,so far I have never spat a chain, just lucky maybe. riveted I'm told is much better but the only guy I have personally ever seen spit a chain was on a fairly new DL650 and it was riveted, He was not happy so I personal don't see a clip that big of an issue, of course I might go and spit a chain on my very next ride and change my mind completely
I've been riding a similar amount of years and, dirt bikes aside, I've only thrown a chain once and it broke at a link that wasn't the master link. I had my chain too tight and got airborne over a short bridge at 80mph. When I landed the suspension bottomed really quickly and over stressed the chain as it went through it's stroke. I was in my early twenties at the time... nuff said Lol.
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also had road bikes with clips no problems.. easy chain off good for cleaning chain and associated areas incl some access around counter-shaft area..
chain off, soak and scrub, change oil, soak chain in oil run-off, clean everywhere, chain back on,, test ride to woop-woop and back..
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