I'm currently building a cr 500 and I'm not sure if I should run a o ring chain or just a standard gold chain . Any ones opinion would be appreciate it
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...HChIFA&usg=AFQjCNHsFyM7huYGJwq5tWWs8gFWx0rUfQI kind of find it hard to believe that a O-ring chain robs enough horsepower to make a difference. I understand its not quite as loose I guess for a lack of a better word. I cant imagine the wieght difference is really anything noticeable either. Are there any factual numbers to support the loss of HP or is everyone of the opinion that every little bit counts even if it is say a 1/4 HP?
This is really only comparing a 530 to a lighter 520 conversion. Although they have terminology in there that says a non-oring chain is more efficient than an O-ring chain. Theyre claiming aprox. 1.5 HP increase on a bike that is twice our horsepower so we can say with some inaccuracy that at most we would gain 3/4 HP. Im not sure if this HP or less warrants losing longevity and durability for such a small increase. I guess any type of racing every little bit does count. But for general riding, duning ect. an O-ring chain IMO is the better buy.
Oh damn, that was a punch in the gut, LMAO.and lastly and most important you must have a chain to win QOTM on the other forum