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Old 04-19-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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PR - Driven Chain (White)

Well, I ended up getting the Driven Chain in White for someone's bike I was working on.

07 Yamaha R1

The bike is White and black so the chain fits pretty well.
The colors were nice... but
When I got the chain the grease seemed relatively different than what it has been on the previous colored chains (red, blue, or even gold) in the MVXK family

Upon cutting the chain to size I noticed the chain tool (RK) was removing a lot of the white compared to previous colored chains. I installed the master link and upon installation the rivet plate holder (as seen in the below link) took once again a good deal of white off before I riveted the master. I decided to get another link and thought maybe something got on it and made the paint come off easily. I ended up getting the silver master link.

http://www.rk-japan.co.jp/global/dow...ctions2008.pdf

Got the silver master on, riveted. Looks good, I put chain degreaser on the chain, wiped it off with the rag and noticed there are a lot of paint chips on the chain. Never came across this problem with the other colors

So, am I having issues for some reason with the white paint coming off easily?
Has anyone else?

I will give it good reviews for looking good however I can not say much positive as far as the paint wanting to stay on the links and since I have not had this issue with other colors.

The chain arrived in a box however it was not in a clear bag inside the box as they normally arrive. Not sure if that means anything at all. Just kind of wondering why the edges and some centers are chipping away paint wise.

I take care installing the chains, starting from rear sprocket and rotating slowly forward while the chain rests on either a piece of cardboard or the box.

Anyways, to make it short from this distance it looks fine but very obvious if you are adjusting slack in the chain, looking at the chain, lubing, cleaning, etc.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:17 AM   #2
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

Send us a close up via email of the chips. Some come in the bag and some do not. Nothing abnormal at all. Send us a closeup as it shouldn't have any chips in the color at all. Also did you use anything to clean the chain?
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

Will do.
I was using a soft rag and some wd-40 to just get some of the packaging grease off. I've done it several times and that never seemed to cause any problems with the paint.

I will go take some pictures when I can. Thanks
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

I took some pictures at different parts of the chain. The photos are not great as the lighting really sucks for a picture like this.

The chipping is on top and bottom of the inside and outside links (ones you see when you look at bike and the links that face the tire).
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #5
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

Isn't that an EK chain and not a Driven like you say? Does driven even make chains?
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Old 04-20-2013, 04:15 PM   #6
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

Well
https://www.motomummy.com/chain-kits...st-technology/

Under driven chain kit it lists the EK MVXZ so I assumed it was made by driven?

And it is listed on Driven's website.
http://www.drivenracing.com/content.cfm/go/chains

So, maybe I am just missing something?
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

No, driven only makes the sprokets, but has a deal with ek to use their chains. It's no big deal

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Old 04-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #8
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No, driven only makes the sprokets, but has a deal with ek to use their chains. It's no big deal

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Old 04-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #9
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

My red chain had similar issues and some of the links have lost almost all of their paint but I didn't care as its on my bike however if I was working on someone else's bike I would have cared a little more

I did the same thing used a soft rag and wd40
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Old 04-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

Thanks Goob, I appreciate your response.

Glad I am not the only one.
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

What you think are nicks is grease. Rub it off and they will go away.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #12
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What you think are nicks is grease. Rub one out and go away.
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Old 04-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #13
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

I opened a few up and I actually thought they were nicks to until I scratched one with my nail and it came right off. It's SUPER deceiving when you look at it, but it's grease.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #14
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Re: PR - Driven Chain (White)

I have a crap ton of grease on mine ....... this was after less than a week and the other spots along the chain were chipped on mine not grease. Like I said not worried but not grease here

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