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  • #20840

    Dustin McGrew

    I am going into my first karting season and in the process of buying everything I’ll need. I will be running a KT100 with pipe exhaust. I’ve heard that o-ring chains last longer but they can hurt power a little bit. I will be going into this season probably about 20-30 lbs over minimum weight. Would it be worth it for me to go with a non o-ring chain? Or is the difference really not that noticeable?

    For chain lube, what is the best brand to get? I’ve heard tri-flow is good. They sell it in an aerosol can and also in a drip bottle. What would be the best type to get?

  • #20850

    Chris Reinhardt

    Dustin, do a search through the classic forum, there’s tons of info. You’ll find if you ask 10 people what’s the best chain lube, you’ll get 10 answers…


    Chris Reinhardt

    CR2 Motorsports


    XV Racing Products



  • #20855

    Greg Wright

    O-ring chain is not needed on a KT100, Tri-Flow is a very poor chain lube and not intended for that usage. Try Xeramic.

    Greg Wright
    Rapid Racing Inc.
    Vintage B-Stock Pilot
    "When in doubt Gas it, It won't help but it ends the suspense."

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