JPR Performance Chain

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by JTS1, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. JTS1

    JTS1 Dirt Enthusiast

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    Has anyone used the JPR Performance chain on a 950. Any reviews on the 525 they sell for around $100?
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  2. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    I've never used one but it seems pretty dumb to not just spend the extra 70 bucks and get a DID brand chain and not have to worry about it breaking or wearing at some insane rate.

    You break a chain and at best it'll only be expensive.
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  3. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    I know nothing about this brand of chain but I can say this...

    On one of my big trips last summer my stock chain finally gave up the ghost (with nearly 20,000 miles on it)! I tried to buy a new set of sprokects and a new DID chain but the shop didn't have any sprokets in stock. So instead I bought a "bargain" a non-descript $117 dollar o-ring chanin (some brand I never heard of).

    Now, with less than 4,000 miles on this "bargain" chain I get to re-adjust it every other ride and it is sloppy as hell. The post above probably says it best: spend the extra money and get a good one. Otherwise, the big KTM Twin will eat them up.
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  4. JTS1

    JTS1 Dirt Enthusiast

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    Roger that,
    Loud and clear. Only thing I guess I might throw out is as many know a lot of these products are made by the exact same manufacturer in china/japan and sold under diff. brands. One brand calls it MVXZ and the next calls it Heavy Duty. Takes a little research but can save $$$
    Thx
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  5. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Your New chain wore in to fit the Worn sprockets.
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  6. SierraJeep

    SierraJeep It's toast

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    Which is exactly why I didn't spend the big bucks on a nice chain only to sabotage it on the 1,500 mile ride home. If only that shop had the right parts...
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