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post #10 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 06:45 AM
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Aluminum Sprockets

Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
Thanks for the info.

Still wondering about brand/type of sprockets though. Any differences? Aluminum or steel?
I bought an aluminum rear sprocket...a Vortex. That's a high tech reputable brand. Don't do it! The aluminum sprocket wore out quickly and lost the teeth around 5000 miles and I thought my bike was backfiring. Really, the chain was slipping because the sprocket had no teeth! It was a complete waste of money. I replaced that with a 42t steel JT sprocket.

2009 Kw Versys: Green!

Barkbusters, Chrome helmet locks, GPS mount, Pyramid Fender Extender, LED accessory lights,
JT 42T rear sprocket, Givi V35 PLX sidecases, Coocase V36 Topcase, SW-Motech mirror wideners, Superbike GX mirrors, MRA VarioTouringScreen, ROX Anti-vibe Risers, T-Rex sliders, SW Motech engine guards, Motowerks Lowering Link
DNLP D616 120/70ZR17 front
DNLP D616 180/55ZR17 rear

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