what brand of sprockets and chain?


28 replies to this topic
  • grayracer513

Posted November 27, 2004 - 05:21 PM

#21

Im wondering if your Regina is holding up better because of the conditions you ride in rather than the fact its a not X-ring. :cry: :cry:

Actually, both bikes are pretty much always in the same place at the same time. My son rides the 250F.

They are both excellent chains, though. That I grant you. :cry:

  • jespertheil

Posted November 28, 2004 - 09:04 AM

#22

First i rode with an DID x-ring and a set of renthal alu. That set didn´t last long in the sandy and often wet conditions i ride in. Now i´m using a DID X-ring with steel sprockets, works great and last longer.

I remember when i changed the chain and sprockets on my YZF R6, got a DID X-ring and renthal alu sprocket. That shift saved me 1,5kg... :cry:
That´s quite a lot and it will take hp..

Just today i had to install a O-ring because that was all i had. I was going to a trial race and needed to replace the old one before riding. I could feel a LOT of difference going from X to O no doubt..

  • sirthumpalot

Posted November 29, 2004 - 04:41 AM

#23

I vote for the Ironman Sprockets myself. Been using them over a year now. Stellar wear, very light and one year warranty. Combine with an x-ring chain and you can effectively put sprocket/chain maintenance on the back burner for some time. :cry:

  • bushy

Posted November 29, 2004 - 02:20 PM

#24

WOW..ME TOO! I put a Regina ORN chain on in June and I have adjusted it one...yes one time. I ride MX almost every weekend so it has seen some abuse.


Chain adjusters are probally seized by now :cry:

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  • RippinInColorado

Posted November 29, 2004 - 02:24 PM

#25

I recently purchased a Regina ORN o-ring chain and JT steel sprockets. When the sprockets showed up, I was stunned by how heavy the rear one was. Previously, I've always used alloy. This time I succumbed to the "spend less and get longer life" pitch for steel sprockets. But after feeling that back sprocket in my hand, I simply couldn't install it. Adding 2 additional pounds to the back hub is a terrible thing to do if you're concerned about bike performance. Standing there with the steel sprocket in my hand, it occurred to me that people spend mega-bucks to lose a pound. And this thing would add 2 pounds of weight to the worst place on my bike - unsprung weight near the maximum leverage point. I just couldn't do it. I sent it back.

I struggled with whether to order a Renthal or Sunstar (what I've virtually always used before) or an Ironman. When I first got my bike, I wanted to try different gearing, so I went the cheap route and tried a Titax 49 on the back. It was destroyed after just a few rides. The pathetic stock chain may have contributed, but I wasn't pleased with the life of the Titax. A Sunstar lasted about 9 months (new chain at the same time). I wanted something that would really last, so I ordered the Ironman/Regina o-ring combination.

The o-ring chain definitely adds drag. A very small amount, but it was noticeable to me. I went with o-ring because a couple friends said "they are noticeable at first, but once you get going, the rings warm up and there's no loss of power". Wrong! I've noticed it every lap of every ride. The o-ring was a mistake for me. But I spent $70 on it, so I'll use it until it is worn out. Unless someone is interested in buying it from me. Only 3 rides on it so far. Very subtle difference. But I'm a hardcore moto-only kind of guy, so the loss of even a tiny amount of power bugs me.

  • 226DAD

Posted December 01, 2004 - 02:20 PM

#26

Have had the best luck with hard anondized Sprocket Specialists sprockets and Tsubaki Pro-Gold chain. Very long lasting combo.

  • Satch0922

Posted December 01, 2004 - 05:32 PM

#27

I recently purchased a Regina ORN o-ring chain and JT steel sprockets. When the sprockets showed up, I was stunned by how heavy the rear one was. Previously, I've always used alloy. This time I succumbed to the "spend less and get longer life" pitch for steel sprockets. But after feeling that back sprocket in my hand, I simply couldn't install it. Adding 2 additional pounds to the back hub is a terrible thing to do if you're concerned about bike performance. Standing there with the steel sprocket in my hand, it occurred to me that people spend mega-bucks to lose a pound. And this thing would add 2 pounds of weight to the worst place on my bike - unsprung weight near the maximum leverage point. I just couldn't do it. I sent it back.

I struggled with whether to order a Renthal or Sunstar (what I've virtually always used before) or an Ironman. When I first got my bike, I wanted to try different gearing, so I went the cheap route and tried a Titax 49 on the back. It was destroyed after just a few rides. The pathetic stock chain may have contributed, but I wasn't pleased with the life of the Titax. A Sunstar lasted about 9 months (new chain at the same time). I wanted something that would really last, so I ordered the Ironman/Regina o-ring combination.

The o-ring chain definitely adds drag. A very small amount, but it was noticeable to me. I went with o-ring because a couple friends said "they are noticeable at first, but once you get going, the rings warm up and there's no loss of power". Wrong! I've noticed it every lap of every ride. The o-ring was a mistake for me. But I spent $70 on it, so I'll use it until it is worn out. Unless someone is interested in buying it from me. Only 3 rides on it so far. Very subtle difference. But I'm a hardcore moto-only kind of guy, so the loss of even a tiny amount of power bugs me.



RIC...you make a great point in relation to unsprung weight. The first time my 426 needed sprockets I took the same advice and bought the JT steel. I never installed it.....too too heavy. Your right.....people spend mega bucks to lose a pound or two here and there and I was about to add two pounds....and unsprung weight at that!!!

Anyway....gave Kirtwell the steel sprocket (he needs strength not lightweight LOL) and i have been with aluminum since. I do however think the O-ring chain is perfect...I do not notice that is drags once warm....as a matter of fact, there is a theory that FFRacing has that would suggest that a non-oring chain has more drag once hot (because it's not lubricated as well). Just something to think about.

  • grayracer513

Posted December 01, 2004 - 06:14 PM

#28

And somewhere recently, TT'r TomV made the point that at any given moment, a chain is only pivoting at about four point, meaning that no more than 8 O-rings are involved. How much could that really be?

  • Satch0922

Posted December 01, 2004 - 06:20 PM

#29

Yeah.....what he^^^^^^^^^ said ...... :cry:





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