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I see lot of aftermarket chains
Are they any better than OEM 525 chain

DID website mentions that X-ring chains are better than O-ring.

Is there a benefit of going to X-Ring?

Is there any benefit in buying an aftermarket chain compared to stock?
 

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The Bonnies already come fitted with a 525VM2 D.I.D. "X" ring chain. There are other makes but, why bother?. These chains are probably among the best and last a long time with minimum care.
 

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Your stock chain is a high quality chain. Don't replace it until it's worn enough to warrant a new one. Then you can look at "better" chains in the after market. X's are good ,as are O ring,with cost being more a factor when the time comes. Check the rated strengths for the various brands,as well as the type of new sprockets you will get at the same time. 520 kits are around if you want lighter duty/weight,and you can go heavy duty with a 530 chain if you need more meat for off road/ longevity.
 

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Get some chain wax at the bike shop and keep your chain for a very long time. Are you going to be at Rockers vs Mods in Houston next month?
 
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