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Old 10-18-2013, 10:16 AM   #4996
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I doubt that many folks would agree with this.

O-ring chains last much longer than non O-ring chains in any environment. The internal O-ring grease is pretty much sealed off from the elements so a little non-sticky lube is all that is needed to protect and lube the chain rollers.
Having raced for many years in my youth and still a mx rider now I have found that in my own experience the non o ring chain lasted longer given the same cleaning routine, each time a chain went I found that the inner o ring you are referring too was already trashed, i'll grant you this though I am a tight arse.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:05 AM   #4997
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Looks like its time to freshen up the drive train...already got my mind made up on Ironman/Dirt tricks sprockets but can't decide on a chain...
O-Ring vs Non O-ring....there a few 'narrow' ones which I think are for CRFs....top of my list at the moment is DID 520VX2....or RK GB520EXW...
opinions, practical advice or real world experience welcomed.
This is what I ended up with: http://www.ktm-parts.com/78010167118...ECJ,350CS.html

It's a pretty good deal for the money. You take 10% off that price by signing in. I've had one on my 450 EXC for 4500 miles, through a couple front sprockets, and now with Iron Man sprockets on both ends. After the initial adjustment, it's literally been set it, and forget it.

BTW, it's a VT2.
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:33 PM   #4998
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What I see is worn a out aluminum sprocket. Why does any one use any thing but Ironman or equivalent sprockets. But that's my own opinion.


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Looks like its time to freshen up the drive train...already got my mind made up on Ironman/Dirt tricks sprockets but can't decide on a chain...
O-Ring vs Non O-ring....there a few 'narrow' ones which I think are for CRFs....top of my list at the moment is DID 520VX2....or RK GB520EXW...
opinions, practical advice or real world experience welcomed.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #4999
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Dude, I hear ya....happens I bought the bike third hand with that drive train installed...I learned my lesson long time ago re:aluminum sprockets
I have Ironman on the 990 and will on the 530.....just had a tough time deciding on a chain....
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:13 AM   #5000
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So these Ironman sprockets... there the shit to get ???
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:49 PM   #5001
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So these Ironman sprockets... there the shit to get ???
The rear for sure. I have yet to see any wear at all on mine and a friend's rear sprockets. I buy OEM fronts, as they have proved to last longer than the Ironman front, which didn't seem to last overly long in my experience.

Here's my friend's '08 yesterday.



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Old 10-20-2013, 02:14 PM   #5002
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Just picked up an 08 530 EXCR and im loving it already. This thread is a gold mine
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:44 PM   #5003
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Got my rotors in the mail today!
All the way from China in 6 days, lightning fast shipping!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/310717502808...84.m1439.l2648

Broke out the calipers and took some measurements. These are quality pieces!
Very well packaged and not a single ding, finger print, or even a spec of dust on them. Much attention to detail.









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Old 10-22-2013, 08:50 PM   #5004
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The front measures in at 5mm thick exactly and rear 4.5mm.

For $166 shipped, I am very pleased.

My current rotors measured: Front-3.175mm Rear-4.039mm
Bike has~40hrs. Hopefully this huge jump will not be a deal breaker. We will see.

Now I just need to order the wheels and tires! And figure out where to get a speedo magnet.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:01 PM   #5005
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Probably get put in Jo momma.

Nice copies of the galfer rotors. http://www.millionjobsproject.us/

China is a booming economy. Thanks to us.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:10 PM   #5006
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My 5% is going to be the $1600 I drop on the RAD wheels.
http://www.radmfg.com/default.asp

Just finished checking out Galfer's site and watched their video.
http://www.galferusa.com/motorcycle-brake-rotors/

Definitely would not have purchased them if I had know they pretty much stole their patented design. Not cool.
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:41 AM   #5007
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Not trying to complain here but damn, this bike is so fast and so light it's actually a little hard for me to ride in the tight woods trails of northern Michigan...

Hopping a log in first gear usually sends me 6 feet up into the branches of the trees...LOL
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #5008
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Does anybody have a pdf of the workshop manual for the 2011 530? I have the 2009 one.
Thanks!
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Old 10-24-2013, 03:22 PM   #5009
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If your riding dirt a lot avoid using an O ring as the dirt just gets trapped in between the o rings and the plates causing premature wear, as a rule of thumb I use o ring for road,(even if its a dirt bike on the road) and non o ring for dirt, best practice on either though is keep it clean(properly clean)
You would be in about the 1% who subscribes to this idea.

If you think about a non o-ring chain getting submerged in mud/water or sand working it's way into it and then having no easy way out,the chain self destructs easily. I can remember running the non o-ring chains back in olden days,ride,adjust,ride,adjust,then adjust some more then throw it and the sprockets away.

Even many MX'ers run O-ring chains now,dyno shows no power loss and a more reliable drivetrain is the result.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #5010
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You would be in about the 1% who subscribes to this idea.

If you think about a non o-ring chain getting submerged in mud/water or sand working it's way into it and then having no easy way out,the chain self destructs easily. I can remember running the non o-ring chains back in olden days,ride,adjust,ride,adjust,then adjust some more then throw it and the sprockets away.

Even many MX'ers run O-ring chains now,dyno shows no power loss and a more reliable drivetrain is the result.
Yup! Last year I bought a WR450 with a 1/2 used up oring chain on it. At the same time, my buddy bought a WR426 and put a brand new high end non-oring chain on it. By the time he blew up his 426 (maybe 60 hours of riding), my oring chain was probably at 30% left, and his new non-oring chain was toast. Nearly every hour on the bikes was put on side by side. I see no reason for the existence of non-oring chains at this point.
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