KMC vs RK Chains

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  1. Nov 16, 2009 #21

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    I sell industrial chain at work, KMC is a cheaper chain but properly adjusted and continually maintained they will last, DID, RK are your much better but more expensive chain.

    Never use WD40 on your chain lol i dont no why people do it, WD40 is a Cleaner/degreaser/solvent, use a chain oil, or a lubricant that has no throw off, i found chain wax to be the best
     
  2. Nov 24, 2009 #22

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    just changed my kmc to a d.i.d. chain, god theere is a huge difference in qualtity
     
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    ive got a KMC 428 and its lasted 3 years of riding almost every day the bottm chain in the pic is a kmc, theyre very skinny
     
  4. Apr 10, 2010 #24

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    yip kmc is china rubbish dont waste ya time with it but it's cheap on the import and gives companies after market sales

    420 and428 chains are the same 1/2" pitch but the 428 chain has a wider roller with and thicker side plates

    tsubaki chains are pretty good and i get awsome life out of em in 420 standard i'm currently running rk 420h chain and it's holding up pretty good but has streched a bit with the 175 i'll go a tsubaki 420h next time if i can get it and see how that goes

    i used did chain on my big bikes in the past and have never failed but there oring chain stretches quickly

    best chain lub eout is a molykote mkln you apply it and leave it for 1/2hour then wipe off the excess dirt doesn't stick to it and the chain cleans up really well

    as for wd40 inox is way better
     
  5. Apr 10, 2010 #25

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    yeah wd40 perishes the o rings doesn't it ?
     
  6. Apr 10, 2010 #26

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    so are you saying don't use WD40 on chains? if not then what?
     
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    Chain lube ...I use motul

    MOTUL
     
  8. Apr 10, 2010 #28

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    wd40 is a chain killer, it washes all the lube out from inside the links
     
  9. Apr 11, 2010 #29

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    i use that "tac 2 lubricant" made for bearings, chain.. something like that is fine and its only 9 bucks a can at supercheap.
     
  10. Apr 11, 2010 #30

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    just got back from a ride with my trusty kmc chain lol
    fell off 63 times when ever i hit a bump or 2 crunch BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP to the redline haha

    looking for a new one under 30$
    420 chain pitch,,
     
  11. Apr 11, 2010 #31

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    buy a did or rk or a beter brand and get it over and done with
     
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