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post #1 of 32 Old 06-06-2019, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Which sprocket brand to pick

Hi,

I see all theses threads about changing the sprocketsizes to improve acceleration or reduce revs. I think it's very cool that wecan change gear ratios easily with a bike. Much more involving in the carworld. Personally, my goal is to significantly shorten my gears on the gixess.My gears are way too long to my taste and I don't care about increasing cruisingrevs. Now, I barely use the 6th gear anyway. So it sounds like I'll be trying-1 Front and +2 Back with my present 190-55-17 tyres. Maybe I'll try in 2progressive steps, I'll see.

In any case, this is not my point in this thread. What Idon't see in any other thread is what brand to use, what characteristics tolook for, etc. The mod is so cheap, I don't think price is much of a factor. Isimply want quality and strength, and ideally something lighter than stock.

What sprocket brands are good for these goals?
I'm also wondering if the rubber cushioned version isrecommended in the front?
I guess a simultaneous change of chain may be nice if itsaves weight, but is it really noticeable?

This upgrade is all about acceleration performance forme. But of course I want it to be drivable and don't necessarily want to fightfor wheelies too much. I.e. I want to be able to make the bike pull hardforward, not up.

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I like renthal and Vortex. DID racing chains. All currently on my bike right now.
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Recently installed this @ 30,000 mile, £132 delivered.
Original kit was still quite good but got a 2,000 mile trip coming up and thought better safe than sorry.
Sprockets are AFAM.
Note: The engine sprocket did not have the Rubber noise reducing rings, but I didn't notice any difference.
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I just put the vortex HFRA kit on. It's -1+2 with 520 chain, aluminum rear. It makes the initial launch off the line much more responsive, of course revs are up, ~6250 @85mph. There is a pronounced whine since I installed, I'm hoping due to the solid undamped front sprocket. I'll investigate this weekend for signs of strange wear, but very worth it and it doesn't make the bike wheelie all over, you still have to give it the beans.
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I like renthal and Vortex. DID racing chains. All currently on my bike right now.
Can't go wrong with that right there..
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I like renthal and Vortex. DID racing chains. All currently on my bike right now.
Can't go wrong with that right there..
Second this. Believe it's vortex sprockets on mine, as well as DID chain. Very happy, ~4000km on them all, and no signs of wear on any of it.
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Vortex front and rear, original chain. My factory front sprocket did NOT have any rubber on it, it was a solid undamped sprocket. No change in drive line noise after I installed the Vortex sprockets.
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I changed to JT sprockets -1/+2 with 200-60-17 rear tyre . Kept the original chain, no links removed.
The front sprocket is rubber cushioned_ Direct OEM replacement. It has been great
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Vortex sprockets. DID chain. -1+2 520 190/55
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-1 +2 Vortex and I love it...525 chain....200/55

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