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regina or D.I.D on a kle?

does anyone have any experience with regina chain sets? im planning to ride through afrika on my Kawasaki Kle 500 (leaving september) . and want 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:

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are better than D.I.D. anyone have any experience with regina?
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does anyone have any experience with regina chain sets? im planning to ride through afrika on my Kawasaki Kle 500 (leaving september) . and want 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:

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

I don't know what to say I had a DID on my kle and it was the original chain of the bike. Now I have Regina ..... works fine. Here in Romania opinions are splited some voices say thet DID is the best because is japan made and other say that Regina is the best. From my little experience even if you put a new chain kit is good to have at least one spare because you don't know when you get a broken chain.

I choose regina because of it's price - was lower than a DID and at that time I couldn't afford to buy a DID and leaving bike at home wasn't an option

Both turned to be fine and resistant in time and action of sand, mud, dust but with a proper lubrication and permanent cleaning.

Maybe someone could enlight me! I will go for a DID on my next chain kit.

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if i remember corectly you do a lot of offroading with you kle? so the regina chain is also good for that?
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It's possible Regina have improved...but they won't get my business until I see evidence they are as good or better than current DID products. BTW, both are made in Japan...but it's possible Regina are now made in China or Korea. Triumph used Regina in the 90's as their OEM chain....talk to someone there about WHY they discontinued use of Regina...and how much failed chains cost them.

I've used the DID X-ring chains since about 1998. I've put near 200,000 miles on them since then on various bikes.

On the 2600 member V-Strom board you can find dozens of riders who have done over 30,000 miles on the DID 525 VM-2 X-ring gold chain. This chain rocks.
Don't get an O ring, get the good one. New sprockets are a must. Should go to 25 to 30K miles if given even minimal care.

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You have a point!!!!!!!

I was talking about o-ring chains as they are as stock on KLE's. X-ring is better but I never think change from o-ring to x-ring.

@luuk - I don't use off-road too much since my accident last summer because my bike isn't 100% fixed so with Regina it was more 90% roads - even if some roads are like off-roads - so I manage to lose some part of bike on that roads.
As I said on my first reply next time I will go for a DID. But DID or not DID for that distance is better to have a spare Kit with you for your comfort and also some other important parts for a safe riding.
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thanks for the tip guys. i won't take chances and get a DID chain set
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