The factory warranty of my VTR250 has expired and I thought it is time for me to pick up the tools and do some maintainance myself. I believe being able to service the bike myself is part of the fun for riding. The first job was to replace the chain, front sproket and the rear tyre which I just completed this afternoon. Everything went well except I was not sure about the type of chain I bought. By the time I found it was the "clip type", it was too late, I had cut the chain and all shops had closed for the long weekend. So I cliped it in and did a test ride. Now the question is, how much risk by using the clip chain instead of the Rivet one? The VTR workshop manual suggested not to use the clip type chain but not sure why the supplier still sold me this one (RK, 520MO). I originally asked for the DID chain but three suppliers said they never had them and one said it would cost me around $250. All of them suggested this RK chain (for around $90) for VTR250. So I assume this is a common problem for VTR250 owners?