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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-09-2013, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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45 tooth sprocket

got a shiney new 45 tooth sprocket and chain fitted today , bike has 25thousand km on and rides as smooth as silk . The old chain was buggered up real bad and the bike was jerking along in traffic . I even feel a difference in engine braking , will eloborate after my 100km comute on Friday
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I run 15/45 sprockets too, but with a 150/70 ContiTrail rear... I hope you also replaced your countershaft (front) sprocket.
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didnt replace the front as it was still good . engine braking much smoother now but didnt notice a difference if acceleration or top speed .
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You should do both, especially with the new chain
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Especially since the front is pretty cheap to replace.


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And it wears faster than the rear.
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thanks guys . the mechanic said it was still good (front) so I took his word for it , will check it this weekend
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Congrats on your new setup!

Bought a 44t and never installed it. After reading many reviews, a 45t maybe the ticket.

Very happy with stock and do a fair share of back road and trail, so love lower gears.





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I just ordered a 44t sunstar from amazon for $35. I started to buy one for $129 that was alu. with steel teeth, but didn't want to get in that deep, not knowing if I would like the change in gearing. what im wondering, would the advantage of the higher priced one be weight reduction, and would that be of any benefit to me?
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...what im wondering, would the advantage of the higher priced one be weight reduction, and would that be of any benefit to me?
Well... DEFINITELY your wallet WILL be lighter...!


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I learn long ago to only buy steel sprockets UNLESS you have a money tree in the back yard.

I had ONE and only one on a dirt bike years ago and it lasted less than two months and took the chain with it. The steel ones would go for 6-8 months before they died of sand and mud.

Or was that look THEN leap?
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