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    • #96489
      Jim Silverheels
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      Recommendation for the best 219 chain and sprockets? thanks

    • #96543
      Clark Gaynor Sr.
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      We road race an X30, so durability is number one.

      We use “Extron Composite” sprockets.  Or Horstmans or whatever if we don’t have the “plastic” ones.  They wear well and don’t seem to get hot.  Also “RK Blue O-Ring” chain.  Same deal, holds the lub. really well.  Again with road racing, the chain lub has to last a 30 minute race.  So we use “Xeramic Ceramic Synthetic Chain Spray”.  After 30 minutes it’s still nice and wet.

      I suppose whatever is the best stuff you can get.  We clean the chains and sprockets each day of an event with WD40 and a rag, then re-lub.  Messy, but it works for us.

      Clark Gaynor Sr.

    • #97329
      Ronald Swift
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      Why run an O-Ring chain seems like unnecessary loss with the O-Ring Friction.

       

    • #97331
      Clark Gaynor Sr.
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      We road race, so everything has to go 30 minutes between lubs.  O-ring chains seem to live through that better.  No other reason.

    • #97351
      Ronald Swift
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      I gotcha, I run non O-Ring in my sprint karts which are 420cc Predator Motors on 35 chain and run endurance events usually 2+ hours in 206 class  also on 35 chain without issue. I didn’t know if it was a 219 specific need or not.

      • This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Ronald Swift.
    • #97354
      Clark Gaynor Sr.
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      219 is just a higher quality chain in general.  Also the X30 makes about 32 HP which doesn’t help.  We also road race 206’s, where we use good quality 35 chain.  It never gets hot or requires more then a tiny bit of lub…unlike the X30!!!

    • #97842
      GaryCampbell
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      Clark Sr is spot on. I exploded a rlv gold on gold 219 chain road racing earlier this year running 2nd. Went to the blue o-ring chain and Xeramic lube and haven’t had a problem. They don’t roll free but they are tough!

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