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Primary Drive 520 ORH Gold X-Ring Chain

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Primary Drive 520 ORH Gold X-Ring Chain

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  • The ORH Gold X-Ring chain is Primary Drives best off-road chain for performance and durability.
  • Features gold plating on the plates.
  • X-Ring shape provides an outstanding seal with reduced friction.
  • Average tensile strength 8,120 lbs.
  • Master Link included
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4.6 / 5.0
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4.8 / 5
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4.7 / 5
Fitment
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Recommend it?
Yes (338)
No (10)
Value
3 / 5
Durability
2 / 5
Fitment
4 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Recommend it?
No
Not Confidence Inspiring
With all the great reviews, I thought I would give this chain a try while doing a gearing change on my WR250R. Looks and feels like a quality chain. Installation was no problem (had to remove two links) and like some of the other reviewers, found the master link clip a bit looser (popped right on with a bit of play) than preferred. Adjusted tension within manufacturers’ tolerance and just figured it would all settle in and be fine.

Went for 10 mile odometer calibration run and came back with the chain dripping melted grease all over the place. The chain was a little warm (not hot), but found it disturbing that a significant portion of the grease was no longer in the chain. Cleaned the chain (and bike) and lubed the chain with Yamaha off road chain lube.

First trail ride (30 miles or so) and noticed a little bit of chain stretch. Cleaned and lubed again. After second ride of 50 or so miles of fairly aggressive (for an old guy) dirt road riding, chain was stretched to the point that it could be pushed in contact with the swing arm (Yamaha measures from underside of swing arm pushing upward) while checking tension. Had absolutely no stretch with stock DID chain.

I will adjust it and use it for probably a couple more short local rides and re-evaluate. In all likelihood it will be replaced with an alternate before any significant back road trail riding. Lastly, looks great, but I don’t have the confidence that this chain will hold up when I really need it to.

-m-2019 YAMAHA WR250R--
May 26, 2020
LONGMONT, CO, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
4 / 5
Durability
3 / 5
Fitment
1 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Recommend it?
No
does not fit.
Ordered for my 2009 YZ250F (all stock). Chain hits the engine case.disappointed. At the very least this ad should mention that you may need a spacer of some sorts so you can order them togethor. May be returning. other then that the quality of the chain feels solid for the price.
May 20, 2020
Rochester, NY, US
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Fitment
1 / 5
Recommend it?
No
2019 CRF250R Does not fit
This chain does not fit on a 2019 CRF250R. The chain can barely roll on the front sprocket because it is way too wide and is hitting the engine case.

Thank you Rocky Mountain for a a quick and easy return!

-m-2019 HONDA CRF250R--
May 14, 2020
Saint Cloud, FL, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
131 - 160 lbs.
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great chain
Well made chain that has only need to be adjusted once since installing.

-m-2006 KAWASAKI KDX200--
April 28, 2020
Charleston, SC, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
1 / 5
Durability
1 / 5
Fitment
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Recommend it?
No
Buy a real chain!
Have a dozen rides on it, maybe 15, lubed after every ride with Moterex chain lube. Its stretched so bad its wearing out the sprockets. Save your money for a real chain.

-m-2008 KTM 300 XC--
April 27, 2020
Abbotsford, BC, CA
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 year ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
The price was right
Ordered anew master link. It came in a small sealed plastic bag.

-m-2002 KAWASAKI KX125--
April 23, 2020
Halifax, NS, CA
Purchased
1 month ago
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
My bike is amazing and performs excellent.. I've be riding for over 40 years...holy cow...lol...
These products are super good and they look great

-m-2016 HUSQVARNA FC 450-
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April 23, 2020
La crescenta, CA, US
Age: 45-64
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
161 - 190 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great chain
Great chain, very strong, long lasting. I've run 3 of these chains now with zero issues - no stretching or anything else.

-m-2015 YAMAHA YZ450F--
April 22, 2020
Cedar City, UT, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
191 - 220 lbs.
Height:
6'1 - 6'3
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great value and fit.
-m-2005 YAMAHA YZ250F--
Great value, install was a breeze, and much better than the standard non-O-Ring chain that I had.
April 22, 2020
Kokomo , IN, US
Age: 25-44
Purchased
1 month ago
Gender:
Male
Weight:
251 - 280 lbs.
Height:
5'10 - 6'0
Value
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Fitment
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Recommend it?
Yes
Great,and reliable
Great fit great price would highly recommend this product
April 17, 2020
Elizabethtown, PA, US
Purchased
2 months ago
Gender:
Male
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Is the master link rivet or clip style?
Tommy T on Nov 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This includes a clip style master link.
I have an 05 KTM 525 exc. I run 14/52 will 520x120 be sufficient or will I need more links?
Jacob G on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You will need at least a 520x122 chain. Your stock size rear sprockets are 14/48 so since you went up 4 teeth in the rear, you will add 2 links for every 2 teeth you add. Your stock chain size is a 118 so you will add 4 links since you added 4 teeth to the rear.
Does the chain include a master link?
A shopper on Oct 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the master link is included.
Does the chain include a master link?
Bill H on Oct 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the master link is included.
Was told o/x ring chain will rob power from a 125 2 stroke. Any truth to this?
michael a on Feb 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Technically, the sealed chains do have a little more friction than the non-sealed chains. Will you notice it? Probably not. If your a trail rider, the ease of maintenance on the sealed chains is probably worth it.
This question was asked, but wasn't answered. Can some one provide the pin width of this chain? That is the total width of the chain at its widest point (from pin end to end). In mm please, from a digital caliper.
BRIAN A on Oct 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 20.7 to 20.8 mm. Micrometers would be the preferred method to measure with a large sample set. Buts it’s early, I haven’t had my second cup of coffee and the dials were handy (or I’m just lazy). Hope this helps.
Can I purchase master links for this chain separately? For the Primary Drive 520 OHR Gold X-Ring chain
George C on Aug 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the part number to purchase the master link only is 1021240021.
I am getting a 13/48 set up, will the 108 link chain work on a 00' kdx 220?
Rebecca N on May 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the 108 chain size will fit on this machine with the sprocket sizes.
I have a 2016 kx450f with a 13/53 ratio. What size of chain do I need?
Gunner T on May 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Where your rear sprocket is 3 teeth bigger than your stock sprocket size you will need to go up 2 teeth on your chain size which will be a 520x116.
I just got around to putting on my new chain, Does It come with a master link? opened the package and theres no master link...
Alex S on Nov 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hey Alex, i have been using this chain for 8 years great chain and the best value out there. All my boxes have had a master link in the box. Sounds like human error and you drew the lucky (or unlucky) box. I always make sure I have a spare master link in my tool pack. Chuck. Colorado KT 300.
Does this include grease for the o-rings, when installing the masterlink?
Bailey A on Jan 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: From what I recall, everything is well covered in grease including master link. No extra grease provided.
Hello, this 520x108 chain for my wr250r with 14/49 tooth gear setup is too short of length. How would I add a couple links to my chain and where to buy the couple links?
A shopper on Nov 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I personally would not do that you'll have two master links to close together tried it before did not work I will just get a longer chain from Rocky Mountain Enter an answer to this question.
Will this be long enough for 13/51 on 2013 crf450r if not what size should I run on sprocket size?
CLAYTON L on Mar 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you are u sure of chain length needed just order the longest size available then cut to length. The risk of buying too short of a chain is not worth the couple dollars you'd save.

Write down what your final length is after cutting then you'll know what to buy next time.
I have a 2004 suzuki z400 with 13/40 will this work?
trey b on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i know that stock is around 96 links i always buy longer and cut to fit, maybe 110 link. i run this chain on my sons bike and mine it barely stretches at all and last a long time highly recommend this chain, the best for the money
DOES This come with a master link?
joshua a on Mar 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes.it comes with master link.just need to cut it to fit with a chain breaker
Does it come with a master link included if needed to shorten?
A shopper on Feb 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does come with 1 master link. Great chain for the money. You will replace counter shaft sprocket a few times in the life of the chain. I use a Rental front and a SupersproX rear.
Im changing my back sprocket by adding one tooth to 49. Will the 520x116 chain still work?
Jonathan O on May 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: what kind of bike ? I have ktm 500 and the adjuster on the axel rotates ,, Ck and see if yours does if so it should work on one side
Will this primary drive 520 orh xring chain fit my yz250 without rubbing?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Its not the brand that dictates rubbing, its the size. You’re a 250 2 stroke so it came stock with a 520 chain, if you get a 520 chain it will run the same as a stock one. The sizes are numbers like 420, 520, 530 ect. Get a stock size but different brand and it will be just fine. Every chain will rub in the rear chain guide, thats normal.
What length chain do I need for 13/50 gearing on a 2018 CRF450R?
John R on Jul 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You should be promoted to add your bike into the system to help you get the right size. The length will be determined by the user at installation. Meaning you will remove the links you don’t need. I only had one option for length, and it was plenty long.
I just bought this for my 2000 cr500 will this chain hold up to the power output of my 500?
Travis F on Oct 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This chain is rated for a tensile strength of 8,120 lbs, as long as it is maintained and adjusted correctly, it will be a great chain for the CR500.
? Is this a narrow chain like the did enduro chain
Amanda L on Jan 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but more water resistant. This is all we use and can get a whole season out of one chain with proper maintanance.
It says it fits a 2012 KX450f but will it rub the engine case. do I need a spacer. ?
Joseph K on Aug 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: nah dude, youll be good. send it.
If you have a CRF450R you may need part # 1006590001 to space the front sprocket outward?
Ryan S on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When using a 520 o-ring chain a counter shaft spacer is needed.
I've heard that these o-ring style chains wear more quickly in the dunes. Is this true? If so what other chain would you recommend for my ltr 450?
Dylan B on Feb 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If anything the o ring chain would last longer with proper maintenance!
where can i find the specs, how much does it weigh? Who makes primary drive anyway?
Craig S on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Primary Drive is one of our In-House brands. I can look into this for you. What size of chain are you looking for?
What is the weight?
A shopper on Jun 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would say it weighs the same as your replacement. Good quality chain.
I went up 2 links on my rear sprocket and the stock size doesn’t fit with my adjustments all the way forward. Are extra links available for purchase anywhere? 2008 CRF450X
John A on May 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The best thing I can tell you is call Rmmc and ask there rep if they can sell you 1 link then use 2 masters to put it together. If they can't then buy another chain from them 2 links longer than what you need now and then use your chain breaker to cut yourself out the extra link. Now you have 1 chain that fits your bike and 1 that with 2 master links and the piece you cut out as a spare chain for next time. So if your bike stock was 114 and your 2 links short buy a 118 and cut 2 off that will make it a 116 and use the single center link that's left from cutting to add to your 114 with an extra master and now it's a 116
This chain supposedly fits my BMW G650GS, however most of the questions/reviews I see are specific to dirt bikes and other small displacement enduro bikes. Will this chain handle the power/torque of my 650 thumper?
Edwin L on May 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I installed it on my Can Am DS450. It is used only on the Oregon dunes,where sand , water and no lube ever .
But a 6 day trail tour in Richfield was added during break in of the chain.
As yet I have never adjusted it because of stretching.
Will this chain accomodate a 13 tooth front sprocket and a 52 tooth rear sprocket on a yz250x?
David S on Mar 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would be happy to assist you. What year is your yz250x?
I have a 14/49 sprocket set up on my 2012 kx450f will this chain work?
Payton L on Sep 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This chain will work. Your chain size is a 520x114.
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