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post #11 of 21 Old 10-05-2018, 10:19 PM
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My first DID X-ring chain was good for over 20,000 miles, the last one (O-ring) needs replacing and has less than 8,000 miles on it. I ordered JT sprockets and chain. I know their sprockets are good, and will learn how good the chain is. Think I paid around $85 for a kit with everything in it on ebay.

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post #12 of 21 Old 10-06-2018, 02:10 AM
 
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Did u also replace the sprockets when you replaced the chain after 20,000 milles?

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Yes, all the components are replaced, every time. Not sure why the chain isn't lasting as long. May have something to do with the tubeless rim on the back, but think I have things lined up properly.

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My first DID X-ring chain was good for over 20,000 miles, the last one (O-ring) needs replacing and has less than 8,000 miles on it. I ordered JT sprockets and chain. I know their sprockets are good, and will learn how good the chain is. Think I paid around $85 for a kit with everything in it on ebay.
Did this chain have a master link? I just bought it from Amazon and I see no reference to a master link.

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The chain that didn't last long was counterfeit, and not made by DID. The Chinese company that sold them even copied the DID box.

I prefer chains with a master link, but they can be purchased without one. You just need the correct tools to install those without a master.

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Sorry, I was asking about your JT Sprockets kit. I bought one from Amazon and I'm now realizing it may not have a master link. I'm only familiar with the process of replacing a chain with the master link / pin.

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You can buy a master link for a DID chain, but it needs to match the type chain you have. If in doubt, contact DID for clarification as to whether a particular master will fit your chain. They were pretty quick to respond to my questions. Here's their web site: Daido Corporation of America

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I think our wires are being crossed, or else I'm misunderstanding. I'm asking about the JT sprocket kit not DID. Unless JT Sprockets sells a DID chain?

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Sorry, I'm not paying attention. I only have a few thousand miles on the JT sprocket kit. So far, everything has performed well, including the chain. Mine came with a master link.

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No worries! That's good to hear. I'm taking the day off Wednesday to put mine on. Hoping it has one.

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