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Drive are good aluminum sprockets. Sprocket specialist makes them in a variety of colors. I've had my Vortex rear aluminum sprocket for a little over a year now and it shows no signs of wear yet. It even has a few track days on it ,the daily wheelie or three as well. As long as you keep the chain properly lubed it wont wear any quicker than a steel. Although one of the guys that rides with me has burnt thru an aluminum Vortex rear in less than a month but I suspect he doesnt lube his chain regularly.
 

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Originally posted by TwoEleven
I have a black hard anodized 45t sprocket from Sprocket Specialists.
nice, do you have an exact part # on that? thats what i want, black 45 tooth hard anodized
 

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I have the Afam Workslite rear sprocket from sprocketcenter.com, it's black but I don't have many miles on it yet. I'll have more info after the track day on Saturday.
 

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I've had a black vortex 45t on mine since it was new basically. no excess wear, just make sure your chain is good and adjusted properly.

both my front and rear sprocket look new still.

45t will put you damn near redline in 6th gear with the throttle pegged. I recommend it.
 

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Originally posted by PiercedJD
I've had a black vortex 45t on mine since it was new basically. no excess wear, just make sure your chain is good and adjusted properly.

both my front and rear sprocket look new still.

45t will put you damn near redline in 6th gear with the throttle pegged. I recommend it.
With my -1 +2 set up I redline in 6th gear around 150mph something and that's with a speedo healer.
 

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try kawasaki, mine came with a black steel sprocket and a lime green chain. i put a silver vortex on once and took it off after a week. it was fugly. gave it to a freind of mine for his 03' zx6r and it broke 7 teeth off the second day!
 

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My rear sprocket is the OEM geared steel sprocket in black from JT Sprockets. JT sprockets are cheap in price and great quality wise.
 

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sorry to bump up an old topic, but is the 03-04 rear sprocket interchangable with the 05-06? i've tried searching.

i accidently bought a vortex black rear sprocket (42 tooth) and was under the impression that it would be +2 on my 06. if i return/exchange it i'd lose out on like $40 in shipping and restocking fees(damn you pacific ocean!), so i'd want to sell it privately.
 

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just changed the sprocket on my 05 recently. The 03-04 stock is a 42 tooth while for the 05-06 they went to 43 tooth. You can still use 42 tooth but your speedo will read low ( I think - someone verify). However not much lower though.
 
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