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Offline mycousinvito

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D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« on: March 12, 2018, 05:17:31 PM »
Some of you may have seen in another thread that my stock chain was spitting out O-rings at about 12,000 miles. Instead of putting the OEM on I got a DID 120 link. Wasn't sold on it at first but now that I see it on the bike matching the forks and front calipers I like it.  :152:


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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 07:05:29 PM »
Looks great!!! Ive been wanting to put a gold chain on my bike too..Where did you buy yours?

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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 07:08:41 PM »
Ordered it from sprocketcenter.

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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 09:52:05 PM »
That looks good man.

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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 10:23:29 PM »
Good for our American cousins but Ive run an expensive Renthal and a Tsubaki chain and just a sniff of salt on our roads just wiped away that gold finish ! Silver from now on for me in the UK, but yes, boy it looked good gold !

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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 11:37:21 PM »
Whoa really?? I specifically  wanted to get one because I ride year round and the salt on our roads just gets my oem chain all surface rusted way too fast. I heard the gold annodizing can help with that, but I guess not?

Weve started using a sort of salt water chemical brine that is sprayed on to the roads (Eastcoast US). And it is a freaking mess because it can get into tighter spaces since it is a liquid.

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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 11:07:13 AM »
Wow I can't even imagine what that's like on a bike - snow covered roads, salt (which I assume melts the snow)... the worst I get is a little cold and wet, and it doesn't rain that much even in the wet season. Respect. 

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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 05:31:15 PM »
*Originally Posted by darkS1R [+]
Whoa really?? I specifically  wanted to get one because I ride year round and the salt on our roads just gets my oem chain all surface rusted way too fast. I heard the gold annodizing can help with that, but I guess not?

Weve started using a sort of salt water chemical brine that is sprayed on to the roads (Eastcoast US). And it is a freaking mess because it can get into tighter spaces since it is a liquid.

Whenever you ride and get that crap on your bike make sure to wash it off asap. We use the same stuff in Jersey, while its on the bike its fine but once that stuff heats up it becomes corrosive and starts breaking stuff down. Just a heads up if you didn't know.

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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 08:20:10 PM »
In New England the fluid that is sprayed on the road is magnesium chloride, changed from calcium chloride that was first used, but was too expensive. It will not wash off completely, but has to be physically encouraged. The fluid has a tendency to stick better than the salt/sand mixture as it tends to have an ionic bond (loose). The trucking industry has a large lawsuit against the states as the fluid tends to rot out the trucks significantly faster than just salt/sand.

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Re: D.I.D Gold Chain Installed
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2018, 05:22:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by mycousinvito [+]
Some of you may have seen in another thread that my stock chain was spitting out O-rings at about 12,000 miles. Instead of putting the OEM on I got a DID 120 link. Wasn't sold on it at first but now that I see it on the bike matching the forks and front calipers I like it.  :152:

Which DID model did you get.  I was looking at DID chains after reading your post.  But am not sure which to get.  Some are up to 1000cc , 1300cc and 1400cc.  Dont want to overkill it and done want to make a mistake either
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