What about aluminum sprockets on four strokes?
Posted September 20, 2002 - 05:02 AM
Posted September 20, 2002 - 05:29 AM
I am also running the Tucker Rocky bikemaster brand o-ring chain which is repackaged ek.
Total price for this chain is like 45$retail.
Not as pretty as a gold did but it is cheap.
BTW, this combo ran my 1400mile baja trip w/o a chain adjustment and I wasn't riding it like a pw50.
The chain and sprockets still look good and it allows me the $$ to buy more sprockets for more gearing combos.
Posted January 08, 2005 - 03:05 AM
In most cases people only "think" they are adjusting their chain and sprockets properly.
9-out of-10 will have their chain too tight, causing a quick demise of the set.
With proper care and adjustments, a standard aluminum rear sprocket will last and last.
If you keep a good eye on your chain, and not let it elongate past 2% of the new length before chainging out, you can keep the sprockets on the bike. If there is no visible wear on the sprocket teeth, then there is no reason to change them out too.
Posted January 08, 2005 - 08:43 AM
Posted January 08, 2005 - 11:15 AM
Why lube an O-ring chain?? you're just asking for trouble.
The O-rings only keep grease in and dirt out of the pins. The side plates still need to be lubricated to prevent binding and premature wear. Also, the lube keeps the o-rings from drying out and disintegrating. The problem with chain lube is most people don't know how to apply it. They simply squirt the stuff on and forget it or they put it in places where it does no good. Proper chain lubing means spraying the side plates on both sides then wiping the entire chain down so that only a thin film of lube remains. If you are getting lube all over your swingarm from centrifugal force when riding, you're using too much lube. Spraying the chain down the center on the rollers of a chain (as most people do) is a waste of lube. The rollers do not need lubing for proper operation although a light film of lube will prevent them from rusting. Using too much lube will only cause dirt to stick to the chain, crud to build up on the sprockets, and flyoff to splatter your bike. Do it right and you'll get much more life from your chain and sprockets. Running any type of chain dry on a regular basis will shorten its life. Also, using a wire brush on an o-ring chain can damage the o-rings. Regular cleaning and proper lubing is the key to long chain life.
Posted January 08, 2005 - 12:04 PM
The O-rings only keep grease in and dirt out of the pins. RADRick
Agreed, and the only reason I do lube my Xring chain is to keep it all from rusting,. I use a light oil, just to "coat" it. Rust will grind down sprockets as fast as dirt filled grease/gunk
Posted January 08, 2005 - 03:21 PM