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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 10:16 PM Thread Starter

 
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Out of whack

So here's the story I bolted up a new sprocket and chain after setting the chain tension I spin the tire and the chain goes tight.


later I find the sprocket is off center. Hmm? I take the wheel off and sure enough the center is oversize and the bolt patern is not centered.
It's the damnedest thing you can see it when spinning the wheel.

This was a manufacturing ooops that got past quality control.

Hopefully the manufacture will take it back.

I will hold comment on the manufaturers name until we learn more about their service.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 11:07 PM
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Funny...the ad above is for Vortex sprockets.

I can't imagine how they wouldn't take it back, their name is on the line.

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funny you point that out raven,i didnt even notice the add and yet that was the first sprocket co that popped into my head, ofcourse its really the only one i know except maybe sunstar but they seem less common

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I have an ad for car insurance.

Tri-metal/Stealth sprockets have an incorrect tooth profile and not enough edge beveling.

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So here's the story I bolted up a new sprocket and chain after setting the chain tension I spin the tire and the chain goes tight.


later I find the sprocket is off center. Hmm? I take the wheel off and sure enough the center is oversize and the bolt patern is not centered.
It's the damnedest thing you can see it when spinning the wheel.

This was a manufacturing ooops that got past quality control.

Hopefully the manufacture will take it back.

I will hold comment on the manufaturers name until we learn more about their service.

Made in CHINA?
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What a PITA!

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As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

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I just ordered a new vortex for the yz the other day, hopefully its centered.




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Anyone try Sidewinder Sprockets? I know they're well known in dirt bike circles. I am under the impression they are made locally.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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Anyone try Sidewinder Sprockets? I know they're well known in dirt bike circles. I am under the impression they are made locally.
Stay away from them.

They are the same as the Tri-metal/Stealth sprocket I just got. Wrong tooth profile and not enough side beveling.

Look for AFAM steel sprocket or something similar.

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Stay away from them.

They are the same as the Tri-metal/Stealth sprocket I just got. Wrong tooth profile and not enough side beveling.

Look for AFAM steel sprocket or something similar.
+1 AFAM Sprockets FTW. Ys it is nice to save some weight, but aluminum sprockets wear alot faster than steel. Unless it is for a track slut, stick with steel.

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I like the hardened Sprocket Specialist sprockets myself. They take a TON of abuse and seem to FAR outlast my Vortex sprockets.

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I like the hardened Sprocket Specialist sprockets myself. They take a TON of abuse and seem to FAR outlast my Vortex sprockets.


By 5x at least..... same as Renthal hardened Rears.



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Makes sense, I use Renthal on the dirt bikes, great products.

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This sprocket was an RK product we have not yet seen if they will refund the cost.

We just bought another and all's well the second one a JT went on with no fuss.

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I like the hardened Sprocket Specialist sprockets myself. They take a TON of abuse and seem to FAR outlast my Vortex sprockets.
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By 5x at least..... same as Renthal hardened Rears.



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Makes sense, I use Renthal on the dirt bikes, great products.
Are you guys talking about steel sprockets or Hard Anodized aluminum sprockets?

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Aluminum with a hardened drive surface.

Some of the softer Aluminum sprockets wear like butter.


These are rear chainwheels...... fronts are almost all hardened steel.



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I used a vortex and a renthal aluminum rear sprockets. Nether lasted very long for street riding. But I will agree the renthal is better.

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What a PITA!
Was this your bike?
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If this happens to be a GSXR / 520 / 44T I have a brand new Renthal for a deal.


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Come to think of it, I have some still sealed Sprocket Specialist sizes around here for a 520 Gixxer as well...

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Was this your bike?
Unfortunatly yes....the f2.

Ah well, went and got a steel jt from dgy. the bike is already home. need to call rk and see whats up...

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As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

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Unfortunatly yes....the f2.

Ah well, went and got a steel jt from dgy. the bike is already home. need to call rk and see whats up...
I was there wednesday and seen your bike and the sprocket. Definatly the machine that machined that sprocket got out of its limits no doubt. Glad ya got another one that fits.

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As long as their tits are bigger than their dicks, im in.

-"You will meet your destiny on the road of avoidance."

-"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why we call it the present."

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Should have put the shitty one on. Hillbilly would have never known the difference.
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