Art Johnson art-j at
Thu Mar 22 17:33:41 PDT 2012

never had a chain come apart.
the old cb500 had many 530's with link.
just have a hard time believing a gpz with 2-3x the power can use the same chain.
my 96 gpz has original factory chain with 22,000kms
looking fwd to replacing sprockets, endless chain, NOT!

----- Original Message -----
From: "schnowz" <schnowz at>
To: "Art Johnson" <art-j at>
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 6:12:39 PM
Subject: Re: chains

"I'm not cheap, I only use DiD X ring chains and Sprocket specialists 
sprockets so no, I haven't.

Ralph L. Angelo Jr."
That's what I've always used. The last one hasn't lasted as long for some reason.
As far as smashing the crankcase - at thsi point the bike is disposable - I'd be more concerned with the hospital bills.
IIRC the DID is stronger than the OEM. This chain is approx 60% tensile strength of the DID so I just have to keep the throttle below 60% full open. The red ones can probaly be opened  close to 100% though.
Has anyone actually had a chain snap versus a link coming apart?

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