Honda Grom Stock Chain Quality

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Scale of 1-10 what do you rate the stock chain as far as quality.

Tyler 7 years 27 Answers 2953 views 0

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    2. Maybe 3. Where 1 is a leather belt and 2 is a bicycle chain from Walmart.

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    People forget..this bike was not designed for what 96% of us use it for.. with that being said. 8 its held up great.

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      Lol… its crap even for normal use … i’m not fat, dont wheelie it, i lubed my chain etc, it sucks.

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      Guess i got lucky. And I’m fat and attempt wheelies.

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    Lower than my dog’s shit

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    Horrible way to gauge the chain. My stock chain lasted me 7,000 miles with adjusting, cleaning and lubing every 300 miles. Granted I did ride year-round and in the wet/snow. When I replaced it I went 428 x ring and got 13,000miles with adjusting every 1,500-2,000 miles and got 13,000 miles out of it. Recently replaced it with another 428 chain of even higher quality.

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      This. I got 4k out of my stock chain with lube every 3-500 miles. Wasn’t streched to the limit but was binding up bad.

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    -1 compared to pretty much anything aftermarket that’s still pretty cheap.

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    Junk. Just replace it with a good one.

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    I don’t beat on it (that much lol) and I’d rate the chain at a solid 2.5. Maybe 2.75.

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    Absolute wank.

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    Everyone is super down on the stock stuff, what problems are you guys having?

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      My front suspension was worn out after 1000 miles.

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      I haven’t adjusted mine one time in 1600 miles and half those miles are wheelies haha it is loose so I feel like it’s not bad for what it is.

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      My chain lasted 1200 miles before there was no adjustment left and it was wanked. Stock stuff is poor.

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    Same as a Chinese pit bike chain.

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    5k on mine with no adjustment needed. So I’m giving it a solid 8

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    3k on mine adjusted all the way out already time for a new one ID give it like a 2

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    2. My 428 size o-ring chain is 9 or 9.5

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    2500 miles my chain is fine!. DID 420D is a good chain look at the rockwell hardness spec.. keep clean and lube. IDK why people are saying it’s no good. Solid 8.. maybe 2 if you don’t look after it, no O ring= extra care= long life. I did pick up a RK racing GB420MXZ chain but suspect I will not need it for some time.

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      Yeah, that’s my issue. I ride mine every day in all conditions and don’t want to waste time cleaning it every day, so the o ring chain works perfectly for me. I spray some oil on it and clean it every few thousand miles and I’m good to go.

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      The most I’ve ever got on a non-oring is 5,000 miles. My o-ring has 5,000 and hasn’t even needed adjusting once.

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      I have to agree that having O/X ring is the way to go. Also since it’s sealed, you don’t have to lube it anywhere near as much as a non-oring. The lube won’t go past the seal. So all it’s really doing is preventing corrosion and keeping the O/X rings from dry rotting. Though if you had the time to lube a high quality non-oring chain all the time it should last longer than a sealed version of the same chain.

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    Just buy a new fucking chain and sprockets!

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    Change the chain. You look 12

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    Mine made it 5000 miles before it streched so far I couldn’t adjust it anymore. It held up great for 3k miles adjustment every 800 miles. After 3k miles I was adjusting every other ride. For the abuse it took I give it a 5. Crappy but it did get the job done. Now running a overpriced protaper non o ring and its awesome 3000 miles and only one adjustment.

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