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Vortex sprocket life expectancy?

Just wondering what kind of mileage Vortex users are getting from their 520 rear aluminum sprockets?
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Re: Vortex sprocket life expectancy?

My neighbor got 3000 miles out of a Vortex aluminum sprocket on his SV650. It was completely trashed at 3000 miles. I would not waste my money on one.
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Re: Vortex sprocket life expectancy?

Yep get a steel sprocket if you can....
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Re: Vortex sprocket life expectancy?

Vortex sprockets are soft... On my RC51, with a 520 setup, I got like 4K out of it and it was FUGGED up when I took it off...

If you want aluminum, try AFAM or any other brand that offers a "hardened" version...
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Re: Vortex sprocket life expectancy?

I know 2 guys who describe the same problems w/Vortex aluminum rears.

Have you checked into a Stealth? It has an alum. body and steel teeth.
I know that sprocket center.com carries them , not sure who else does. I have 2K miles on mine and the black hasn't worn off the teeth yet.
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Re: Vortex sprocket life expectancy?

I got 3K on the vortex rear on my NC30 (VFR400)...and it was TRASHED! teeth fell off!
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Re: Vortex sprocket life expectancy?

3000 miles is what I expected to hear...good thing this isn't my commuter bike.
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