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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-10-2008, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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Quick question guys I was wondering what sprocket kits you guys all prefer?

I'm going to need a new chain for this season and was thinking about doing a whole kit maybe +2 and -1 but havent decided which brand to choose from I think I wasnt to stay away from aluminum for durability. What brand chain does everyone use and any good suggestions on which manufacturer to trust?

Yeah it is tax time and the money is burning a hole in my pocket!
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I have been looking at sidewinder sprockets for my bike. Says that they're unbreakable.
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I have been looking at sidewinder sprockets for my bike. Says that they're unbreakable.
Would you happen to have a link where you have found the best price on them?
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+2r -1F is the best way to go!! (unless you need gas mileage) Ive used vortex and renthal and had no problems with them. Give those sidewinders a try and review!!!

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WOW I just looked at Sidewinders web site and I really like those!!

I didnt however get that much back on my taxes! lol I was looking at a sprocket and chain kit for under $200. Maybe next season!

I am now pondering which size to go with. Yes the 520 is lighter and we all know that rotating weight savings are good but heck I have an extra 40 lbs. I need to loose before I start thinking about ounces of rotating weight.

Is there that much of a strength/ durability difference between a 520 and a 525? I don't ride near hard enough to hurt my chain as it is!
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525 will last more miles! but you wont hurt ether with you weight

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MCToyStore (the link at the top of the page) has whole kits for $180!

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MCToyStore (the link at the top of the page) has whole kits for $180!
I do not see the site you are talking about
please link

Sorry It was an add that changed and i finally saw it

and they didnt have the sidewinder kits
the kits they sell are way overpriced as I have found those same kits other places for less than $150

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I do not see the site you are talking about
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http://motorcycletoystore.com/sport/

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heres the exact link to the chain n sproket sets:http://motorcycletoystore.com/sport/...ckets/c_2.html

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I have been looking at sidewinder sprockets for my bike. Says that they're unbreakable.
If Sidewinder is the same one I saw at the Cleveland show, I was impressed. Their Ti II sprockets are guaranteed for life- you break it or wear it out and they'll replace it. The trimetal idea is interesting, but for the a little more, you can get the Titanium. The carbon steel sprockets seem reasonably priced. Their rep at the show seemed to know what he was about, and they actually have sets for my bike.

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If Sidewinder is the same one I saw at the Cleveland show, I was impressed. Their Ti II sprockets are guaranteed for life- you break it or wear it out and they'll replace it. The trimetal idea is interesting, but for the a little more, you can get the Titanium. The carbon steel sprockets seem reasonably priced. Their rep at the show seemed to know what he was about, and they actually have sets for my bike.

Unfortunately, their site isn't all that great.
Yup, you speak of the same one, thats more info then I've ben able to get on them!!

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Driven or Thrust sprockets?

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I have a friend that swears by Driven, but I haven't tried them myself.

I've heard Vortex sucks
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i have had vortex and they havent been that bad, ill let you know in 6k miles though



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Shh... they don't want you to know this... any sprocket you buy, no matter what name is slapped on the side, was manufactured by Sun Sprockets. Yes, Sun makes many different hardnesses, alloys, etc, but they make them all. Vortex- Sun. Sidewinder- Sun. Renthal- Sun.

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Shh... they don't want you to know this... any sprocket you buy, no matter what name is slapped on the side, was manufactured by Sun Sprockets. Yes, Sun makes many different hardnesses, alloys, etc, but they make them all. Vortex- Sun. Sidewinder- Sun. Renthal- Sun.

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where is the proof to back that up? I understand that there are many company that have their name put on a generic part that was purchased from the same manufacturing company. But many sprockets may be machines at the same location but that doesn't mean that they were made with the same materials or have the same coatings.
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