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Reviving an old thread as I'm currently doing my research for a new chain(I'm at 16.5k on the original) and it looks like I should go with a 520, steel front/rear and the EK MVXZ.
My question is what is the average longevity difference b/w the MVXZ and 3D?
I see there's a 400lb difference in tensile strength on Motomummy's page, yet I'm wondering what this translates to in avg mileage w/ no stunting and regular 500mi cleaning/lube. For reference my stock 525 is at 16.5k and I'm hoping it would last 20k, but don't want to risk it.
Also, should I go for -1/+2? I don't plan on doing any top speed runs so acceleration and a smooth power band in the usable range is more important to me, lol, if I wanted top speed I would've got a 'busa.
Finally, are there any warning signs when I chain is about to snap? Aside from the swingarm marks, is there something to look out for that means "oh crap, don't ride this thing until I get a new chain!"
09 600RR - Green/Black "The Green Hornet" - PC5, ASV Short Levers, Driven D3 Alumitech grips, Yoshimura RS5/SS, SS brake lines, Cox Radiator Guard, Double-Bubble Screen, Honda Racing cowl, RAM mount X-grip mount, Michelin Pilot Road 3 F/R tires, Driven 15/42(-1/+0) sprockets, EK MVXZ Green 520 chain, Shorai battery, Scorpio i900 alarm
FMR Bikes - 04 CBR600F4i(sold 04/10) and 95 YZF600R(totalled 09/06)