Lennie's Camshaft Sprockets

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  1. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Rick,

    So it is more an issue of getting better tools for the job and replacing the original bolts.

    Keep us all posted with the result.

    Good luck.
  2. Rick Lee

    Rick Lee Long timer

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    Sprockets will be in tomorrow's mail. Will post full write-up with photos on Sunday.
  3. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Rick,

    Good to see you moving forward with the install but dont undersand that the sprockets are in tomorrows mail :)
  4. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Rick,

    Did you ever fit the sprockets and if so, how are they ?
  5. Rick Lee

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    Yes, I ended up taking it to a pro, after the left sprocket didn't seat in the divet properly and I got my cam timing all messed up when the left sprocket just spun. I was worried I had bent a valve, as it took a lot of force to rotate the engine in 6th gear. But my indep. wrench did a leakdown and said it was fine. Runs and sounds fine too 3k miles later. However, it's starting to blow smoke on startup now, which has me worried. This was a HUGE fuss for not as much improvement as I was expecting. Might be right for others, but I wouldn't spend this kind of money or effort again.
  6. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Rick,

    It is not good that it was not a trouble free install and that there was extra expense. I guess due to the trouble you may not feel so good about the result.

    Only 3 customers have not been as happy as the rest with the result but depends on expectations.

    Thanks for the feedback.
  7. bobbybeemer

    bobbybeemer Adventurer

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    Just installed my sprockets on my '02 1150 GS, I am a skilled at wrenching so the job ahead didn't seem to bad, I printed off Lennies install instructions and followed them.
    The job went very well, hardest part is slipping the chain off old sprocket. Also getting my big fat fingers in there:D Otherwise the job went very well.
    I love what it did to the power band, dropped it down and I like it very much.
    Bike seems to run a little smoother but could be in my head maybe.
    Quality of the Lennies sprockets are the best!! Job well done Lennie.
    IMHO it is worth the money and once ordered they came to my door in 8 business days, also Lennie packages them to perfection for shipping.
    If on the fence about doing this mod, do it!!
  8. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Bobby,

    Once you get some miles on them can you gives us more detailed feedback?
  9. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...loved 'em on my R12GS.
    Can you say rollin' power up-wheel?
  10. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    I sure can :evil
  11. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    I have a new batch available. Just email me.
  12. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...ordered!
  13. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Rapid,

    I sent unpon receipt of funds.

    Let me know how you go with the install and how it runs.
  14. bobbybeemer

    bobbybeemer Adventurer

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    After several good rides this summer and also rode the Trans Wisconsin trail for the second time and this time with lennies sprockets installed.
    Love where the powerband is for off road, seems to have more torque. being a big guy on a 1150GS( I am 6-4 250lbs) I need all power when working the trails.
    And it made the sand so much fun, I just rolled the throttle and pulled right on thru.
    For me the sprockets and the Booster plug combo for me work perfectly. Now I need new shocks:D
    The install isn't bad, just take your time and use good tools, as those cam bolts make a nice snap when they pop loose.
    I am a good mechanic, if your skills are below average I suggest a skilled helper.
    Otherwise Lennie you have a awesome product and instructions! Thanks
  15. Plasterman

    Plasterman Adventurer

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    Would using these sprockets help improve the off-the-line-starting pulling a trailer with my 09 RT?
  16. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Plasterman,

    They would be perfect for the RT towing the trailer.
  17. Plasterman

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    Lennie

    Are your sprockets a one size fits all? Are they the same for the 1150 as they are for the 1200RT?

    Tom
  18. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Tom,

    Yes there is one sprocket that fits all single cam R850 to R1200 twins.
  19. Plasterman

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    Lennie

    I am very interested in your product. Already have at Remus can and a booster plug. These alone have made the riding experience of my RT better. Any other mods out there that you might recommed for the RT other than your sprockets?

    Tom
  20. lennie

    lennie Been here awhile

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    Tom,

    I would say the Remus, boosterplug and sprockets will make the bike more than enough fun for you to ride.

    I have had a customer in Quennsland with a R1150RT with full exhaust of large bore headers, cat eliminator and muffler, the InDuct, an UltiMap chip and the rocket sprockets and that was a good combination. He had the suspension done as well and it was one nice bike to ride.

    So add the sprockets and see how that is before you think of more to do.