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Old 13 Jul 2007
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regina or D.I.D chain

does anyone have any experience with regina chain sets? im planning to ride through afrika on my Kawasaki Kle 500. and wahat to fit a new chain set. i was planning to use D.I.D (i have no expersience with them, but loads of people mention them) but my dealer with whom i have good experiences claims that the new regina chains:


are better than D.I.D. anyone have any experience with regina?
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Hi Luuk,

Concerning your question I can only speak from my own experiance for DID.
With regular maintenance it can last long, wich means lubricating it in dry conditions every 3- 400 kms. In the wet more often. I replaced my X -ring set after 25.000 kms and it was stil good for at least another 10.000 if I wasn't planning a trip to Africa as you do.

On the Dutch Transalp forum I found some info on the 'regina' brand chains, it seems to be an Dutch manufacturor on which is not very much experiance shared at forums.. Tsubaki end DID seem to be the leading brands. Regina is cheaper. Since your planned journey will last at least 16.000 kms the demands are clear.
Perhaps try the the search option on 'noppenforum.nl' or 'mororforum.nl', both dutch sites.

The next quotes are in Dutch, excuses for those who will not be able to understand it.

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Heeft er iemand ervaring met Regina kettingen?


De Regina-kettingen lijken op elastiek, je blijft ze stellen en na 10 000 km. zijn ze op het eind.


'tuurlijk is de Regina wat minder.
Maar die kosten meestal ook minder dan de helft van DID ed.
Ik hebRegina vaak gebruikt als "pekel-ketting".
Doorrijden in de winter is door het pekel funest voor de ketting. Ook DID of Tzubaki houden daar niet zo van.
Maar de Regina knikker ik gewoon weg in Maart, terwijl ik met de duurdere kettingen pro wat langer mee te rijden, wat niet altijd lukt.

groet, randal

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Regina seems to be an Italian brand.
Italian? Like the Vespa? Or like the Ducati if you like.

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grapjas (sorry guy's this is a dutch thing).

yes what i hear is that regina is slightly inferior to D.I.D

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Hi Luuk,
Do you got a topic somewhere with your plans?
With bijsterbosch and myself it make's 3 x dutch going africa Meetup half way?
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he stevend

no topic with my plans. idea is basicly from duseldorf to kroatie with the train (no autobaan for my kle) then bosnia, bulgaria, turky, syria, lebanon, maybee isreal, egypt, sudan, ethiopia, kenia, tanzania, zambia, boswana , namibia. and bijsterbosch is my travel mate. are you dutch by the way? or speak dutch?
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