Chain and Sprocket



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  • danebronzyk

Posted April 08, 2015 - 04:14 PM

#1

Hi everyone from the UP of Michigan!!! I have a 04 wr450f and I was wondering what preferences you have on chains and sprockets! Steel or aluminum, sizes and what not. I know stock is a 520 chain and the length is 114, and the front sprocket is 14 tooth and the back is 50 tooth. Brand preferences or didn't sizes for trail riding! Thanks!!

  • danebronzyk

Posted April 08, 2015 - 04:17 PM

#2

Also any reviews on JT chain and sprocket kits!

  • kx450f06

Posted April 08, 2015 - 04:31 PM

#3

Steel will last a lot longer than aluminum sprockets but aluminum is lighter.
I personally like DID vx2 or DID ert2 are both great chains. I run it with a talon aluminum sprocket it has held up great so far. I have heard the iron man sprockets are great too.

  • Pooley

Posted April 08, 2015 - 05:06 PM

#4

I'm a big fan of steel sprockets.  I had an aluminum sprocket for a bit, and it seemed to wear extremely fast, probably only 30% of the lifespan of a steel sprocket.  I don't know if it was due to all the sand in Michigan, or just the way I ride (I tend to run low RPMs and torque through things) but I went back to steel.



  • Rob28x

Posted April 08, 2015 - 05:24 PM

#5

Thanks for starting the thread, I am in the process of researching the same thing for mine as well. 



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted April 08, 2015 - 05:29 PM

#6

JT, Sun, Sunline, or Ironman sprockets

 

I prefer JT

 

DID VT2 series chain will last for many, many years if maintained.

The one on my Honda went 350 hours !



  • danebronzyk

Posted April 08, 2015 - 10:11 PM

#7

Thanks for all the input!!!

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  • bobpara

Posted April 09, 2015 - 06:23 AM

#8

Does everyone use an O-ring 520?

 

So long as you dont mind buying a new one every couple months, I'd bet a non-O Ring 520 would sap less power from the engine

 

Has anyone tries non- O Ring and seen a worthwhile power increase?



  • stevethe

Posted April 09, 2015 - 07:22 AM

#9

I've had good results with JT sprockets on other bikes they are made from 7075 T6 aluminum. They are the next up to steel which is stronger. i am currently using a Supersprox aluminum inner and steel teeth outer. Which is a great sprocket but cost a bit of dough.



  • woods-rider

Posted April 09, 2015 - 07:26 AM

#10

Steel sprockets, O-ring or X-ring chain, end of discussion.



  • stevethe

Posted April 09, 2015 - 07:52 AM

#11

Does everyone use an O-ring 520?

 

So long as you dont mind buying a new one every couple months, I'd bet a non-O Ring 520 would sap less power from the engine

 

Has anyone tries non- O Ring and seen a worthwhile power increase?

 

X rings do not rob much power. If you had a road race bike I could see using a non o-ring chain.



  • Rob28x

Posted April 09, 2015 - 03:11 PM

#12

Main thing I have been reading about using non sealed chains is that they require constant adjustment and cleaning/relubing. 



  • cb0y1

Posted April 12, 2015 - 07:15 PM

#13

I'm a firm believer in Ironman sprockets with the Regina chain. They are light, look trick, and last forever.

  • DonnieD

Posted April 15, 2015 - 04:51 AM

#14

DID, Sunstar. Steel. O-ring. love you long time


DID, Sunstar. Steel. O-ring. love you long time



  • Chaconne

Posted April 15, 2015 - 07:58 AM

#15

Ironman, DID xring on all my bikes.






 
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