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"O" Ring Chain

Post Sun Jan 28, 2007 12:19 pm

Posts: 17
Location: michigan
Any recomendations for good quality "O" Ring chain for my 76 FLH? Pay a bunch for a couch, hell no, pay a bunch for scooter stuff, You bet!!
Thanks Rigidscoot

Post Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:27 pm

Posts: 630
Location: belgium
The best O-ring chain for a Harley has straight links, the eight-form links are for faster(less heavy) bikes imo.

Post Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:15 am

Posts: 42
Location: houston, texas
I used to run o-ring chains on both my rigid pan and swing arm pan shovel. I lubed them periodically with spray chain lube and they never gave any problems.

However, each time I took the chains off due to wheel lube, tire and brake inspection work the chain was so stiff like, hard to bend. Granted I think they are a stronger chain but their an overkill for a typical 4 speed big twin, you know they gotta be robbing some power and drinking the gas.

In the old days everybody would go and buy a Diamond chain for something like 20 bucks, big motors too. Only once did I see a buddy break a chain, it was neglected and old.

Too tight a chain on a swing arm will not only wear too quickly but it also will beat out the high gear and eat up sprockets. Rigids are a little easier to understand.

Tsubaki makes a good "mid range" "stand style" chain, can't remember what I paid for the one I put on my rigid pan recently but I think it was about 60 bucks. Diamond would still be a good choice if their still around.

The place for those high dollar stainless o-ring chains are those stupid fat tired choppers, those skinny little belts work only because they aren't ridden much.

Just my opinion.

-little hoss

Post Mon Jan 29, 2007 5:37 am

Posts: 604
Location: Largo, Fl

Diamond rear chains are JUNK,JUNK,JUNK!!!!

Post Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:03 pm

Posts: 646
Location: Detroit
I never had a problem with a Diamond chain.
New Knuckleheads? Thank, you, Jesus!!

Post Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:57 pm

Posts: 145
Location: De Soto WI.
I use RK chains.

Post Fri Feb 09, 2007 3:31 pm

Posts: 1050
Location: Greenbackville, Virginia, USA
RK or Tusbaki, IMHO. G

Post Fri Feb 09, 2007 4:39 pm

Posts: 901
Location: Hill City, Ks. USA

Tsubaki has the best price for the value.

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