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phat_450f

Time to Junk Stock chain

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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....

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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.

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

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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. :)

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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)..

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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.

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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. :)

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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... :)

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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.

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

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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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