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Best brand for steel sprocket?

I've been searching all of the posts for the most recommended steel sprocket brand and didn't come away with a definitive answer so here goes. What brand do you recommend?

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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

If it's steel, I would say anyone will do. Aluminum on the other hand...

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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

isn't the stock one Aluminium?

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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

AFAM on both bikes with 0 problems
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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

Sprocket Specialists "stealth" sprocket is all you need to know..........
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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

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Sprocket Specialists "stealth" sprocket is all you need to know..........

YUP i got the stealth on mine.. alumin inside steel outside.. gold and black too matches the 929 perfect
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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

I have a cheap sprocket specailties 20 bucks, turned down the center on a lathe at work wieghs almost the same as my aluminum one I have. Stock is steel but is pretty light compared to any steel aftermarket you can get
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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

I'm using Sprocket Specialists front and rear.
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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

I use AFAM and am vary happy but recently I put a Stealth on the back of the 929. One day, so far so good LOL!

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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

A little sprocket info:
Recently it has been rumored that Sprocket Specialists has filed Chapter 11. If this is true, Chapter 11 is just "re-organization". Chapter 7 is game-over. So they should stay in business for at least 90 days before there will be a decision whether or not to file 7 or continue.
That information goes hand in hand with a large number of people that I have heard of that have tried to order sprockets from them and had their orders delayed weeks or are even still waiting for the product. Some of these orders were made in September and even August. Backk about July I called Sprocket Specialists for a friends bike and they had to make the sprocket, they estimated a 4 week wait. They bike was apart in my garage so we went elsewhere.
Use them if you want to, I am not saying don't. Just saying you may get your stuff in a fair amount of time, you may end up sitting and waiting.
I personally only use Vortexracing.com and I have never had a problem with them, they have great customer service and they ship usually in 24 - 72 hours it seems.
Another place I keep hearing about is thrustcompany.com. I have never used their products yet but I know of a few people that have and they have had great transactions with them. They got the sprockets they ordered in less than a week and had great service as well.
Again, just a little info. and possibly a buyer beware.
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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

I use vortex steel front and aluminum rear. I've seen a turbo busa actually tilt all of the teeth forward on a Sprocket Specialist aluminum rear. He has since gone to a vortex aluminium rear and has 0 problems. This is why I chose the same combo.
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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

Thanks for the heads up


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A little sprocket info:
Recently it has been rumored that Sprocket Specialists has filed Chapter 11. If this is true, Chapter 11 is just "re-organization". Chapter 7 is game-over. So they should stay in business for at least 90 days before there will be a decision whether or not to file 7 or continue.
That information goes hand in hand with a large number of people that I have heard of that have tried to order sprockets from them and had their orders delayed weeks or are even still waiting for the product. Some of these orders were made in September and even August. Backk about July I called Sprocket Specialists for a friends bike and they had to make the sprocket, they estimated a 4 week wait. They bike was apart in my garage so we went elsewhere.
Use them if you want to, I am not saying don't. Just saying you may get your stuff in a fair amount of time, you may end up sitting and waiting.
I personally only use Vortexracing.com and I have never had a problem with them, they have great customer service and they ship usually in 24 - 72 hours it seems.
Another place I keep hearing about is thrustcompany.com. I have never used their products yet but I know of a few people that have and they have had great transactions with them. They got the sprockets they ordered in less than a week and had great service as well.
Again, just a little info. and possibly a buyer beware.

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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

I've been using a Renthal Ultra Light aluminum rear sprocket without any problems.

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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

Another vote for AFAM . . .
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Re: Best brand for steel sprocket?

AFAM.

Ironman makes some pretty cool looking steel dirtbike stuff.




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