Chain & Sprockets

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  • Greg_C

Posted August 21, 2001 - 02:52 AM


What brand of Chain and Sprockets are you guys running? I need to replace my drive system and need to figure out what to replace it with. Should I get Yamaha Sprockets and an aftermarket O-Ring chain? Or a complete system from D.I.D. or Renthal?

  • Flying_Solo

Posted August 21, 2001 - 04:06 AM


Go aftermarket! Personally, IMHO, there isn't a whole lot of difference in aftermarket. I think it is Sidewinder that now offers a stainless steal rear sprocket. The SS will outlast a normal aluminum sprocket quite easily 2X- 3X. I have used Sidewinder before. The chains are heavy duty, which DOES MEAN they are heavy in weight. They are thicker than normal as well, and your chain guide may need to be modified (I let the chain modify my guide as I drove!).
I would go O-Ring regardless of the sprockets. It is usually cheaper, and smarter, to go with the chain/sprocket kit from one manufacturer.

My 2 cents/sense.

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  • jamracing

Posted August 21, 2001 - 06:57 AM


Actually, spring for the X-ring chain, and the stainless or regular steel sprocket. I wouldn't recommend aluminum only because they cost twice as much as the steel, and last the same. The weight savings is minimal, and if you smack an aluminum sprocket on a rock/log/other bike, they will fatigue. Sunstar/"Sprocket Specialists" sprockets and the best chain you can afford.

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  • BlueThunder

Posted August 21, 2001 - 08:14 AM


DID VM X-Ring......spendy, but worth it($103)
Choose the best sprockets you can afford, but definitely stick with steel unless you strictly ride a track. Much more rock friendly than aluminum. JMO

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