OEM countershaft sprockets?
Posted August 11, 2011 - 02:19 AM
Posted August 11, 2011 - 02:28 AM
Posted August 12, 2011 - 03:59 AM
I'd imagine since the smaller one rotates faster and is a direct connection to the transmission, it's basically a stethoscope into the gear noise. There was some talk on the XR650L forum when I had mine that the chain sort of rode on the rubber to help vibration but once you run something 50-100 miles metal beats rubber so anything that touched had long since worn away.
Run both aftermarket and OEM on many different bikes and it's definitely quieter with a stock one, but is it enough to care about? Not in my book.
Posted August 12, 2011 - 04:35 AM
Posted August 12, 2011 - 09:42 AM
don't even give it a second thought - you won't notice any difference
Posted August 15, 2011 - 02:55 AM
Posted August 18, 2011 - 04:21 AM