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birdman7389

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Hey fellas, whats a good chain to run? my sprockets are kind of getting worn, and I'm not going to chance breaking an engine case, so new chain and sprockets will be done. I know its a 520, any brands or styles you all like? O-ring, x-ring, no-ring?
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"Primary drive" brand chain from Rockymountain. Get the O-ring type. Its about $40 or $50. Cheap and lasts forever. Been running them for years, never seen anything better. Plus they are doing free shipping on $49+ until the 17th. 
  • The RDO O-Ring chain provides outstanding durability and long wear characteristics
  • Features solid bushings with high quality pin material, o-rings and lubricant. Specially designed side plate with "windows" that efficiently channel mud and debris from the sprocket, reducing wear.
  • The unique design and profile of the chain ensures durability, and decreases wear on chain guides and swing arm rub plates.
  • Average tensile strength 7,850 lbs.
  • Master Link included
http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/958/2085/Primary-Drive-520-RDO-O-Ring-Chain?term=primary%20drive


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I'll second Primary Drive.  I've run their X-ring chains on other quads for years and have been very happy.  They've held up well, with very little adjustment needed or wear.  When it's time to replace the chain on my Outlaw, it will be a Primary Drive as well. 
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I am the third for the rmatv primary drive chains and sprockets. Affordable last for ever and never failed me.
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I don't know about guys, But, I use  EK mvxz chains. they hardly ever wear out and will out last any sprocket set up, they also come in any color, besides that compared to any 520 o-ring chain they have-by-far- the largest links.  they also have a very high strength rating. lasly they are Team Bricktucky tested and approved . I have not had one failure on any of my 6 atvs, all use the mvxz. the chain on my 525 outlaw has been to glamis two years in a row and was a year old before I went. that's four years old. I even switched sprockets twice. so believe whatever myth you want but the ek mvxz is by far the best.
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they cost a tad more but well worth the money for piece of mind and choice of color. I swear to you guys they last a long time, even if your cheap on the lube, and even if you change sprockets.. on all my atv's the least of my worries are my mvxz chain. I know they will outlast many other parts. I swear to you guys,,, on my knees hailing with my hands down.  those who know me, know im tough on atv's.
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EK chain is what I use. Like Team said....A few more bucks
but your getting about the best there is.


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Are all of the EK chains rivet style master links? If so I would not use that chain. Every once in a while you have to remove the master link when on the trails, and a rivet type would make that very difficult. If you throw the chain for some reason (rock gets jammed in the chain/sprocket area), then you are much better off with a clip style master link so you can unravel the chain knot that's around your front sprocket. 
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You can do both. I have a bag of clips, and generally
throw away a used clip if I have to break the chain.
MV masters and clips are about 6 bucks each.

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Anything that Brick can't break is a superior product.
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I just bought a similar kit for a 500 irs on Ebay for $95 from performancepowersports.  I haven't had it long enough to say the chain doesn't stretch but seems to be a quality kit.  It is an ek 520 oring, but not their best.  Includes the master link too.  I have heard good things about the rm x ring chain.  They cost about 65 with the master link shipped I think. Plus 60 for the rear sprocket and I don't know how much rm wants for the front.  Even if the chain is junk, don't think it is, you are going to pay about $140 for the rm setup.  This kit is $95 for everything, if the chain don't last, then buy the rm x ring.   Or you could email the ebay seller and tell him you want the mvxz chain brick spoke of.
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Just make sure you get the right kit.  The front sprocket is different between the Outlaw 500 and Outlaw 525.
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Rk says the gear ratios are different so I edited the post.
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