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What brand and tpe of chain would you guys recommend on a predator with a +4" swingarm? Would it be okay for me to just use two masterlinks and add a section of chain that I had left over?
 

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Do you have a +4 swingarm???? If so where did you get it, I need one bad!
 

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That would be correct
 

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Cool thanks for the info. I'm glad to see someone is making extended swingarms for the predator now. Let me know how you like it and how it holds up.
 

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I have used an extra piece of chain and two master links for years on my drag bikes. They quit selling bulk chain where I get my stuff and I could not find one from anyware that would be long enough for a +12 swingarm. I used one regina gold non o-ring chain and the additional links from an identical chain, never had any problems at all.
 

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Hey RNGMSTR so you opt for the non o-ring chains? How much longer do you think an o-ring chain would last vs. a non o-ring?
 

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That was for bikes built only for the drags, every little bit of weight that can be saved helps. I was just using that comparison about the double master links. I definitely think o-ring chains will last longer in most riding conditions, I have 95 polaris 4x4 that has all three original o-ring chains on it and they still look pretty good now, I've never put anything but 80/90 gear lube on them either. I don't really have anything to compare to say how long the non o-ring chains would last, like I said, my drag bikes are only run at the dunes, dragstrip or an occasional street race, so they don't see the elements that a trail bike would see. Plus the bikes are apart so many times throughout the year that the chain gets throughly cleaned quite often.
 

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Do you guys think an o-ring chain is a lot stronger than non o-ring chains? I mostly dune with my quad and was wondering if I were to lube them and clean the chain often would it last as long as an o-ring? Thanks guys.
 

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I doubt an o-ring chain could be stronger, look at sidewinder's site, they claim the same strength rating on both the standrad and o-ring chains. When I replace my predators chain, I will definitely use one that is non o-ring, just for the fact that I hate messing with them stuping things every time the chain comes off, and I won't have to worry about using a o-ring safe lube. For maxium power transfer, non o-ring is the choice, with proper maintaince, it should last for quite some time.
 
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