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Hey guys ,looking to get a new chain and sprocket kit.I have been told by many people not to get an aluminum back sprocket.They say it lasts for about 5k miles.What do you guys use ?Any feedback about any brand.I saw AFAM does a rear sprocket out of steel.I have to be honest and say I like the looks of anodized ones but if I have to change it every 5k miles then I have to reconsider it.Out of the aluminum ones,so far I have in my mind the DRIVEN kit and the ones from SPROCKET SPECIALISTS.Anything can be netter than that ?
 

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I put a Renthal aluminum on my old bike and it is in great shape, well past 5k miles.
For chain I recommend DID X-ring. other people like RK.
 

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Originally posted by OhBriansZX6R
I put a Renthal aluminum on my old bike and it is in great shape, well past 5k miles.
For chain I recommend DID X-ring. other people like RK.
x2! I had a Vortex sprocket on my last bike, and a DID gold x-ring chain.. Great products!
 

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Depending on your riding habits Id have to say go with a 525 not a 520... like I said ( depending on your riding habits lol )
 

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Dont waste the money on a 525, it is not needed on your bike. I will say if you buy those "ebay" kits you get what you pay for, skimp on a chain and sprocket and you should expect to only get 5000 miles out of them.

I wouldnt use a vortex sprocket to throw at a fence much less on my bike. Had one, it dies in 1000 miles. had my test it at his work (GM) and it was not even hardened. Called vortex adn they would not stand behind it even though it was a manufacturing defect as they advertise they are hardened.

I personally would go with a DID either the VM series or the ERV series. They are a bit more, but they are also the better chains that DID offers and have over a 8000 tenstile strength rating.

I would also use a Renthal rear alum sprocket, They offer a hard anodized series. Once again pricey but you get what you pay for. I had over 10,000 miles on my 03 636's DID/Renthal setup and I am far from easy on my my bikes. I ride them like they are to rode.

And just for the person that is going to say you ahve to change both of the sprockets, I never once changed my front on my 636. I had over 26,000 miles on the factory front and it was in perfect shape when I sold the bike with no wear what so ever on the sprocket. I also clean my chains once a month and get all of the lube off of it and also clean the sprockets as well.

if you want a better rear sprocket, there used to be one called a Stealth sprocket. Alum carrier with a steel tooth section. Last I heard Sprocket Speacialist bought them out. They are really pricey, over the $100 range for them but they last and look nice.
 

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Thanx for the input guys.Well yeah, I was thinking to use driven,sprocket specialists or afam.Renthal I just wasn't sure of it.I guess now I just have to make up my mind.I was thinking on a EK chain since it comes in a blue colour too.My sprockets look great.At least the back one.I do the same.every month just take all the grease off and re wax it again.As soon as I will get everything toghether I will post picz.Anyway just look to go 2 up,nothing crazy.Dont wanna loose to much of the top speed.
 
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