D.I.D. 520MX GOLD The 520MX is D.I.D’s toughest offroad chain with the highest tensile strength. It is designed for rough, muddy conditions. DETAILS: The 520MX has an SDH pin treatment, which creates an extremely hard chromium carbine layer on the pin surface for better chain life. The inner core of the pin is soft to absorb the shock load of jumps and bumps instead of being snapped off. TYPE: Non-O-ring chain. WEIGHT: 4. 15 lb. RETAIL PRICE: $148.05. CONTACT: www.didchain.com or (615) 323-4020.
D.I.D. 520VT2 The 520VT2 is an O-ring chain designed for enduro motorcycles that cannot accommodate a wider, sealed chain because of clearance limitations at the chain guide. DETAILS: D.I.D.’s patented X-Ring construction reduces friction by twisting between the side plates instead of being squashed. The twisting action of the X-Ring disperses the pressure and minimizes power loss. TYPE: O-ring chain. WEIGHT: 4.1 lb. RETAIL PRICE: $166.42. CONTACT: www.didchain.com or (615) 323-4020. ;
1. Tighten your chain at regular service intervals. Consult your owner’s manual for recommended slack length. 2. Lubricate your chain before very ride. Spray chain-specific lube between the rollers and into the pins on the top and bottom of the chain. 3. When riding in wet and muddy conditions, goop will stick to the chain and sprockets, resulting in an overly tight chain. To prevent this, adjust the chain a little slacker than normal. TIPS ON EXTENDING CHAIN LIFE