Rockstar Husky chains?

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6/19/2021 12:15 PM

I wouldnt want to be chain sponsor for the Husky team. Ando and now RJ.

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Deano2021

6/19/2021 1:01 PM

Fluke failure, it can happen to the best chains...

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Non Gratum Anus Rodentum

6/19/2021 1:30 PM

Boomslang wrote:

Fluke failure, it can happen to the best chains...

I agree, but 2 failures in 3 weeks is a bad look. I wonder if they are running lighter weight chains than normal this year?

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Deano2021

6/19/2021 2:12 PM

It sounds like someone is putting the clips on backwards to me.

That, or Husqvarnas are just put together with duct tape and ticky tack.

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6/19/2021 2:17 PM

USA wrote:

It sounds like someone is putting the clips on backwards to me.

That, or Husqvarnas are just put together with duct tape and ...more

I bet they are riveted.

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-streets-

6/19/2021 2:20 PM

Same chain won today

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6/19/2021 4:13 PM

USA wrote:

It sounds like someone is putting the clips on backwards to me.

That, or Husqvarnas are just put together with duct tape and ...more

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Mantis Toboggan, M.D

6/19/2021 5:42 PM

Didn’t Martin Davalos have a chain break on a husky during practice in 2018 or 2019? Pretty sure someone else missed half a season a few years back due to a husky chain break.

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6/19/2021 6:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/19/2021 6:59 PM

Didn't Zacho have a chain issue in his 250 days?

Edit - nope, a footpeg in the rear wheel is what I was thinking of

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6/19/2021 7:42 PM

What brand do they use?

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6/19/2021 8:59 PM

MXMattii wrote:

What brand do they use?

Pro Taper

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6/20/2021 1:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/20/2021 1:38 PM

MXMattii wrote:

What brand do they use?

Braaaphole wrote:

Pro Taper

RK is the sticker on the swingarm
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6/20/2021 5:19 PM

MXMattii wrote:

What brand do they use?

Braaaphole wrote:

Pro Taper

Dirty Points wrote:

RK is the sticker on the swingarm
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You"re right, I forgot. It's Pro Taper sprockets they use.

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6/20/2021 7:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/21/2021 5:14 AM

Crap. I bought a RK chain yesterday. Should I return it? (sarcasm)

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6/20/2021 9:48 PM

berno929 wrote:

Crap. I bought a RK chain yesterday. Should I return it? (sarcasm)

PC uses RK as well and so does my team. Weve never experienced an issue and I’d take a shot in the dark by saying we run ours longer than Rockstar Husqvarna does. I would be curious to know what part failed on the chain, as oddly enough the DID and RK failures I’ve seen the past few years on race teams were actually related to a press link and not a clip style master link.

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6/20/2021 9:51 PM

Run many RK gold on my kx500s. Never broke one. They don’t stretch very easily either

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6/20/2021 10:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/20/2021 10:05 PM

Unfortunate coincidence.

I’ve ran the RK GB520MXU for about 7 years now on my 450’s and never an issue.

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6/20/2021 10:07 PM

Am I crazy or has RJ had another moto win before this seemingly taken by DNF?

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6/20/2021 10:19 PM

RK chains have been my go to for the last few years. I never had a single issue and I run the riveted master lung on my off-road bikes and clip style on my moto bikes.

That being said, I have switched to Mika Metals premium chains this year and also their sprockets and have had the same good luck with both styles of master links.

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6/20/2021 10:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/20/2021 10:53 PM

There’s only three reasons a well maintained fresh chain will break:
1. A manufacturing fault (unlikely)
2. Too tight (unlikely in this case?)
3. A foreign object (e.g. rock)

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6/20/2021 10:52 PM

CPR wrote:

There’s only three reasons a well maintained fresh chain will break:
1. A manufacturing fault (unlikely)
2. Too tight ...more

RK chains are known to break.
I broke 2 in a day. Both brand new.
Switched to DID ERT - not broken a chain since 2017.

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6/21/2021 2:39 AM

CPR wrote:

There’s only three reasons a well maintained fresh chain will break:
1. A manufacturing fault (unlikely)
2. Too tight ...more

109 wrote:

RK chains are known to break.
I broke 2 in a day. Both brand new.
Switched to DID ERT - not broken a chain since 2017.

Considering you’d likely be in the minority, I’d put this down to operator error.

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6/21/2021 5:08 AM

CPR wrote:

There’s only three reasons a well maintained fresh chain will break:
1. A manufacturing fault (unlikely)
2. Too tight ...more

I'm going to go with #3, with the slight possibility of #2

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6/21/2021 5:15 AM

CPR wrote:

There’s only three reasons a well maintained fresh chain will break:
1. A manufacturing fault (unlikely)
2. Too tight ...more

109 wrote:

RK chains are known to break.
I broke 2 in a day. Both brand new.
Switched to DID ERT - not broken a chain since 2017.

MKMX wrote:

Considering you’d likely be in the minority, I’d put this down to operator error.

I broke an RK chain years ago that had 30-40 hours on it. Came off coming out of a LH corner so I'm leaning toward a rock hitting the clip but haven't gone back to an RK since 🤷.

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6/21/2021 7:25 AM

109 wrote:

RK chains are known to break.
I broke 2 in a day. Both brand new.
Switched to DID ERT - not broken a chain since 2017.

Cmon man…
The DID chains aren’t what they use to be, IMO.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with the RK chains.

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6/21/2021 7:51 AM

Breaking a chain on a 250f is a bit of an anomaly. I know there have been issues of chains breaking on 450's in recent years due to the increased horsepower. I'm thinking the riveted masterlink somehow failed or it was a fluke failure of the chain itself. I do find it odd that KTM and another Japanese manufacture had chain recalls. I wonder if the Covid shutdowns affected material quality or manufacturing quality.

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6/22/2021 1:32 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/22/2021 4:20 PM

SPYPICTURES FROM HUSKY CHAIN Photo

Source Picture: BikesportNZ

EDIT: For the person (people) down voting this... Its a bloody joke mate.

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6/22/2021 1:35 PM

MXMattii wrote:

SPYPICTURES FROM HUSKY CHAIN Photo

Source Picture: BikesportNZ

EDIT: For the person (people) down voting this... Its a bloody ...more

I limped a bike home for 4 miles in the woods doing that.

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Deano2021

6/22/2021 1:37 PM

MXMattii wrote:

SPYPICTURES FROM HUSKY CHAIN Photo

Source Picture: BikesportNZ

EDIT: For the person (people) down voting this... Its a bloody ...more

Had they used some flush cuts I bet it would have stayed on.

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Mantis Toboggan, M.D

7/17/2021 12:43 PM

Did Cody Schocks team buy up them spare husky chains?

Damn... sad

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