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    525 is a weedy chain for a modern 1000cc bike, 530 would be more suitable (my 1982 1100 has a 630 chain btw)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    525 is a weedy chain for a modern 1000cc bike, 530 would be more suitable (my 1982 1100 has a 630 chain btw)
    The tensile strength of a 525 is the same as a 530. I think they have the same size side plates but the 525 is slightly narrower ie shorter pins,
    so the sprockets will be slightly thinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khd View Post
    The tensile strength of a 525 is the same as a 530. I think they have the same size side plates but the 525 is slightly narrower ie shorter pins,
    so the sprockets will be slightly thinner.
    Exactly that from what Iíve read.

    So much better now adjusted properly. Iíll see how it fairs over the next few months and if keeps stretching Iíll stick a high end 525 on it.

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    Possible... Iíve not been kind to it pulling away as with the traction control I just pin it lol ... I think the fact itís a 525 pitch chain is the main issue.

    All my previous 1000cc bikes had 530 pitch which means higher tensile strength.

    Iíve cleaned, lubed and adjusted it and will see how goes ... at this rate it wonít last 10k miles but if that happens Iíll put a top end chain on it. Never rated DID anyway.
    When i used chain wax on the grey Multistrada the chain was kaput in 10,000 miles although i dont know what was on it at purchase ....using Motul Road extended the life but even then the chains didnt last much longer although i probably should have cleaned them more thoroughly rather than a quick wipe down and keep on piling lube up.

    No idea what chain is on the new one but its 6000 miles old and shiny as

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    No idea what the chain size is on the kids bike, and it produces about 900bhp less than the chav mobile but I had to adjust the chain on mine a few times between 0 and 2k miles and then rarely since. Not touched it in the last 3k miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khd View Post
    The tensile strength of a 525 is the same as a 530. I think they have the same size side plates but the 525 is slightly narrower ie shorter pins,
    so the sprockets will be slightly thinner.
    Indeed, the rollers are wider on a 530 chain, which spreads the load more and gives a bigger surface area so it doesn't wear out as quick, chains don't stretch, the moving parts wear which is why they get longer, that's why more powerful bikes have wider chains, otherwise everything would have a 520 chain - which also has the same pitch as a 525 and 530 chain.

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