LC4 Sprocket Choices

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GODSPEED, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    In light of the recent chain thread, wondered what brand and kind of sprockets you all are using on your LC4's?
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  2. Thorny

    Thorny Been here awhile

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    I just ordered a set of steel front and rear sprockets for my 620 rxc. Paid 21 for the front 15t and 31 for the rear 45 tooth. Maybe more than I could have paid if I bought online but in light of my recent purchases online from some dealers and the fact that it took 2.5 weeks to get my stuff, I'll pay a few more dollars at the local dealer.
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  3. dagwood

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    Stock... from what I hear you can't go wrong with KTM sprokets.
    all I hear about aftermarket is it's not worth the money$$$ or they're complete shit and stripp in a year.
    Stick with good old OEM.
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  4. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    God (I bet you like the sound of that),

    I went with the OEM sprockets. They were about the same price as aftermarket and seem to be of good quality. KTM specifies steel front and alum rear. JT (and probably others) make a steel rear that is a little cheaper ($30 vs. $50). A friend of mine went this route, and while the thing should last until the next ice age, it was amazingly heavy - it didn't even have a single lightening hold drilled in it. He ended up drilling some holes on his own.

    You didn't ask, but I'm running the stock 42 rear and the larger 17 front to keep the highway revs down. I've got a spare front 16, but I've felt little need for lower gearing off-road, even on a fair amount of single-track (e.g., Belfair).

    - Mark
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  5. creeper

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    My sprockets are the originals, with 6K miles on them, and they look near new. Like Mark and Dag, I would not hesitate to use OEM sprockets as replacements when they finally do start to show signs of wear.
    For that matter, the original chain shows little wear... I've adjusted it twice, and only a few screw flats at that, since new.

    Happy Easter ladies... :bmwrider
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  6. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    And pass the ham and sweet 'taters please. :dg

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    Jeebus' Spanish thumb is fine... and Jeebus says "Mmmm good eats. Pass the sweet 'taters".
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  10. ChrisC

    ChrisC Amal sex?

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    Right now is homemade eggs benidict with extra lemony hollandaise sauce. Tonight is the ham, sweet 'taters and corn on the cob.

    Later... gota go eat! :wave
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    Mmmmm boy howdy... was that ever good eggs bendiction. Yum. :D
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  13. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    After cooking the stock sprockets and chain off mine, I went to steel JT's front and rear, with a DID x-ring. Found that the ally rear wore out too fast. Just this minute in the process of replacing them with the same. Got about 7k miles on the set, with over half of that being offroad. Lots of muddy crap and single track. taking that into account I'm satisfied with the wear. They lasted last season, I can live wit dat.

    I'd prolly get more life out of them if'n I was like Creeper, but life's too short for that. :D
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    I'd ask what you mean by that... but life is to short and I just don't care. :lol3
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  15. ChrisC

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    Drif inserts generic "Creep rides like old people fuck" statement here... :lol3
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    By that you mean exceptionally well, I would imagine. :evil
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    I think what he meant was Creeper cleans every link and relubes each O'ring indavidualy after every ride then completely reassembles said chain to OEM spexs with a final over coat of cosmoline for between rides.:eek1

    I'll stick with oem thank you. :lol3
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  19. Jerome

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    I always replace the rear ally one with Sommer's steel one. The ally just melts away.

    I have a Stealth one (which looks very cool) at home but was warned off using it for travelling (by a KTM dealer) as if the rivets go i'm buggered.

    I've eventually discovered that what really makes the chain and sprockets last is

    (i) correct tension and
    (ii) a scott oiler - the only thing on my bike that's 'made in england'.

    The scott makes a mess of the rear wheel but the chain really lasts a lot longer.

    http://www.scottoiler.com/touring.asp
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  20. Jerome

    Jerome Been here awhile

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    I always replace the rear ally one with Sommer's steel one. The ally just melts away.

    I think the oem rear and chain are awful. Check out what happened to the oem chain on my site (with a scott oiler) after only 30,000km!

    <a href="http://www.fowb.co.uk/indexBike.htm">
    <img src="http://www.fowb.co.uk/images/aEQChain500.jpg" width="500" height="350" border="0"></a>

    I have a Stealth rear (which looks very cool) at home but was warned off using it for travelling (by a KTM dealer) as if the rivets go i'm buggered.

    I've eventually discovered that what really makes the chain and sprockets last is:

    (i) correct tension and
    (ii) a scott oiler - the only thing on my bike that's 'made in england'.

    The scott makes a mess of the rear wheel but makes the chain last a lot longer.

    http://www.scottoiler.com/touring.asp
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