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Well due to a nice stiff link my my chain I need a new one :-[ I want to stay stock or close to it. Obviously I need new sprockets as well so the question is do I buy it piece by piece or as a set? Are gold chains woth the corrosion resistance rather than non plated chains?

I found this chain set locally for $150. I have never heard of Regina before. The shop tried telling me a line that this is a Z ring chain which is better than O and X rings.
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/Regina_Chain_and_Sprocket_Kit_Suzuki_SV650--502942a.html
It looks like another gold O ring chain ($90??) so that means both sprocket are like $60 then? Is that a fair deal?

OR should I go with a standarnd steel chain like this sned just get whatever sprockets?
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/EK_SRX_XRing_Sealed_Chain_525_Size--13-EK-6.html


Sorry if this is a basic question but I've never needed to buy a chain before and the choices seem endless

tHANKs
 

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A friend of mine runs Regina on his race bike. He seems to like them. I have never used any kind of chain other than DID so I don't know personally.
 

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OEM sprockets are the best bet. There are only two ratios, 15/45 and 15/44, but one of those should fit your bill. I like the 15/44, but I do a fair amount of highway riding.

Regina has been around forever. Z-ring, X-ring, O-ring, all work about the same in terms of protection. Plated chains are nice, but a little surface rust on the side plates never hurt anything. If you use chain wax and clean the chain properly you shouldn't ever see any rust bloom.
 

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andyauger said:
OEM sprockets are the best bet.  There are only two ratios, 15/45 and 15/44, but one of those should fit your bill.  I like the 15/44, but I do a fair amount of highway riding.

Regina has been around forever.  Z-ring, X-ring, O-ring, all work about the same in terms of protection.  Plated chains are nice, but a little surface rust on the side plates never hurt anything.  If you use chain wax and clean the chain properly you shouldn't ever see any rust bloom.
you can also get the front in a 16t OEM
 
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I just purchased the latest Z ring Regina chain (520 ZR) and tested it out at 'Buttonwillow' track.

Having used a DID, an RK and an EK chain before, I am impressed with the Regina chain.

Regina claims their chain is pre-stretched and after abusing it at the track, I saw minimal stretch from the chain.

They also claim the Z ring shape of their O ring retains lubricant better than others so you may go without lubing your
chain over 500 miles. Have yet to test that........

Here is their site:

http://www.reginachain.it/eng/products/index.shtml

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I did the packge stock sprokets and 520 chain deal for $150 from sprocket center. Should be here tomorrow or monday.

==> http://www.sprocketcenter.com/detail.aspx?ID=541

They seem to have a great selection of top name parts and packages for decent prices. I think I'm gonna love to have a black chain too.

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Jehanzeb said:
Go with a 520 conversion...........more choices when it comes to gearing
and of course lighter weight, so more acceleration.

Stock is here:

http://www.ronayers.com/browseparts.cfm?searchstring=64511-32C00

http://www.ronayers.com/browseparts.cfm?searchstring=27510-20F00

Jehanzeb.

unless your looking for the most extreme radical wheelie sprockets, like 11T front & 75T rear, there are plenty of sprocket chioces for 525. 14-18 front & 33-66 rear are readily available in 525
 
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