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Chain & Sprocket change with 15t / 43t gearing

Hey folks!

I've been at it again messing with my Versys.

This time new chain and sprocket. I say sprocket because i left the front alone. The change came as a result of early chain death due to misalignment.

I've opted for a 43 tooth rear and as a result have dropped 2 links from the chain down to just 112.

But don't take my word for it. Of COURSE there's a couple of videos of me doing it!

And there's a cautionary tale about those pesky chain adjuster bolts in there too. Heed thee well!!

NEW Chain And Sprockets: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...bT-M1Ym5yXI8Ie
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Andy - FWIW - I changed my countershaft sprockets at roughly HALF the mileage I changed my rear ones, BECAUSE they were worn, teeth starting to 'hook'....

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Andy - FWIW - I changed my countershaft sprockets at roughly HALF the mileage I changed my rear ones, BECAUSE they were worn, teeth starting to 'hook'....
Was that the oem rubber insulated steel front sprockets or the steel replacement front sprockets that wore out so fast? I had 'heard' the rear wear out faster (on all Jap bikes) and was wondering if that was a price to pay for the superior rubber insulated front sprockets.


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Figuring that the front goes around roughly three times as many as the rear, I'd guess that the front gets more wear in a given work cycle.
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Figuring that the front goes around roughly three times as many as the rear, I'd guess that the front gets more wear in a given work cycle.
one would think.... ive had bikes (drz's) that ate rear sprockets like none other, but the front would last for almost ever

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Was that the oem rubber insulated steel front sprockets or the steel replacement front sprockets that wore out so fast?...
I replaced the OEM and aftermarket countershaft sprockets at roughly the SAME mileage interval. On BIG RED which has 59,520 miles - at 29,642 miles, then AGAIN at 54,228 miles. (The rear sprocket was changed at the SAME time I replaced the ORIGINAL chain at 56,901 miles.) YRMV!

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Figuring that the front goes around roughly three times as many as the rear, I'd guess that the front gets more wear in a given work cycle.
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