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post #1 of 18 Old 08-23-2007, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sprockets

Anyone tried the Stealth sprockets or the Sidewinder sprockets??? Just wondering how they hold up or if they are worth the extra money. Also looking for suggestions on sprocket brands for this winter when I do the 520 conversion. So far all street riding, hopefully can try track days soon. Thanks
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Re: Sprockets

haven't tried either, but have had great results with AFAM...
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I am likeing the Vortex sprokets I am using right now.
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Re: Sprockets

Vortex......ewwww. Don't mean to dis your choice, but only their steel sprockets are worth using. The aluminum Vortex sprockets have been proven to be weaker than other sprockets. Worn sprockets damage chains too.

AFAM and RRP make really good sprockets.
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I have broken teeth on the vortex before not a huge fan..but they are cheap
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Re: Sprockets

Sorry I don't have any 1st hand account, but I've heard stories of stealth/sidewinder sprockets going for years on dirtbikes which is a good testament of how well they might hold up.

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Re: Sprockets

Ive had my AFAM for like 10,000 miles with no problems at all and it still looks fine. I run a AFAM on my racebike and it holds up fine on there too. My buddies go thru the VORTEX like water.
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Re: Sprockets

Now with sprockets is it better to go x chain or o chain?
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Re: Sprockets

running the vortex aluminum on the back right now, no problems.... i'd go with steel as a replacement though if you want more strength...all in all, vortex is fine for street use
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Re: Sprockets

Just call AFAM USA and buy a whole kit from them, get the X-ring chain. Make sure your rear sprocket is an hard anodized aluminum it will last forever. So will the chain. If you are going to bother with doing a 520 kit you want to get the aluminum rear wait til you hold it it weighs pretty much nothing. (vortex is nice and shiny but they aren't very hard) My buddy killed a Vortex in 3 race weekends on his 100hp R6. My 130 HP ZX7 has had the AFAM for almost a season and a half!
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ive flogged my rear afam sprocket for 10,000 kms and done about 20 1/4 mile passes and its still goin strong........
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Well we will see what happens with my vortex sprockets. I have never tried them before. This is the first time for me having to change sprockets and a chain on a bike I have owned so we will see.
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Re: Sprockets

On a 1000RR the only thing id run is Renthal or AFAM in a 520.

I run Renthal for my street, stunt and race bikes, and have no problems.

And remember, less chain lube = less wear.
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less chain lube = less wear
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Yeah Saf, that doesn't make any sense to me either :-)

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