Time to Junk Stock chain

Alright guys i have about enoough of this pile-o-crap stock chain and sprocket. I have the 05 yz450. I denfinetly want the renthal chain and sprocket kit but i have an option of getting the aluminum finish or the black finish. Any of you seen the black finish. I just want to know if it would look ok on the bike. Also should i get the R1(non-oring chain or the r3 o-ring chain) I would appreciate some input before i make this purchase....

If it were me, I would do neither.

For one thing, I have found that Tag rear sprockets last about 70% longer than Renthals. Besides, they look lighter (I think they actually are), are hard anodized, and are finished in a dark gray. Tag front sprockets are also very durable, and come drilled full of holes. The teeth in both are "self-cleaning".

The Renthal R3 O-ring chain is absolutely excellent, but I wouldn't buy it either. Why? Because it's a Regina ORN, which you can get for about $15 less, generally.

but is there a kit i can get with the tag sprockets and the regina chain???if so where???

I doubt it, but you can certainly buy the parts seperately. It won't cost that much extra.

Alright guys i have about enoough of this pile-o-crap stock chain and sprocket. I have the 05 yz450. I denfinetly want the renthal chain and sprocket kit but i have an option of getting the aluminum finish or the black finish. Any of you seen the black finish. I just want to know if it would look ok on the bike. Also should i get the R1(non-oring chain or the r3 o-ring chain) I would appreciate some input before i make this purchase....

Actually the stock sprockets are fine - Sunstar. The stock chain is junk and because you did not replace it when new you trashed the whole drivetrain.

Now another chain/sprocket referral......

Ironman Stainless Steel sprockets and a DID ERT 520 gold chain is the combo I have been running. This combo has lasted me this entire riding season - since last fall with almost no wear what so ever. Also a warranty on the sprockets :):D

- I never will use Alum Sprockets ever again - they wear out too fast.

- I am not a supporter of 0ring or xring chains for MX - although many will argue against/disagree. :)

i am also in the need for a new chain/ front sprocket (rear jt steel is brand new with about 5 hours if that on it?) but i need a front sprocket and chain.. im also looking for suggestions, not trying to steal the thread.. What number of links should i get too (for an oring)..

I vote Ironman for the sprockets. If money is no object then a DVD ERV2 chain cannot be beat for durability; though you'll need a chain rivet tool to install it. I'm also a big fan of the Regina chains and the DID VM series x-ring chains.

i just put the renthal sprocket/chain combo on my bike tonight. it was only $129 thru motosport outlet for both front and rear sprockets and the R1 chain. yeah, i know its a cheapie, but i got over a year outta the stock chain so i figure this chain is good for at least that long. :)

i just put the renthal sprocket/chain combo on my bike tonight. it was only $129 thru motosport outlet for both front and rear sprockets and the R1 chain. yeah, i know its a cheapie, but i got over a year outta the stock chain so i figure this chain is good for at least that long. :)

I believe Motosports outlet also sell the ironman front/rear with DID chaqin for 165/185 one or the other... :)

Here's a link to my Sunstar sprocket pics.....

Linky

I will not run aluminum again. Came to close to catastrophic failure! :)

Im using the Sprocket Specialist SX sprocket with an RK X-ring and its lasting a long time. The key to make any drivetrain last is maintenance. I completely scrub the chain with a nylon brush and also the teeth of the sprocket until it rolls without any gritty sound. Then oil it with Maxima synthetic lube. Over a year now and the wear is minimal.

I have a Regina chain on a bike and a quad and think their an excellent product.

you mean you actually rode your 450 with the stock chain? You like to live dangerously don't you.........

you mean you actually rode your 450 with the stock chain? You like to live dangerously don't you.........

I did too lol, only got 2 1/2 weeks before It didn't feel safe to ride the bike anymore lol. I kept having this reocurring dream of a chain ripping my ankle off after breaking.

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