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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2020, 03:04:10 pm »
Can the rear sprocket be reversed? If it can, swap it around to get a truly fresh set of teeth, it is still early enough.

Why risk it.

Damage to splines etc. Not worth the cost of a front sprocket

Doh! Misread - thought you were suggesting turning the front sprocket around  :o
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2020, 08:49:30 pm »
On my KLR a chain and front sprocket lasts about 27k km. I then change them, and only change the rear sprocket at the next  swop. In other words, rear sprocket sees 2 chains and front sprockets in it's lifetime.
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2020, 09:14:00 pm »
Can the rear sprocket be reversed? If it can, swap it around to get a truly fresh set of teeth, it is still early enough.

Why risk it.

Damage to splines etc. Not worth the cost of a front sprocket

What splines?
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2020, 10:16:23 pm »
Can the rear sprocket be reversed? If it can, swap it around to get a truly fresh set of teeth, it is still early enough.

Why risk it.

Damage to splines etc. Not worth the cost of a front sprocket

What splines?

Yes yes read 2 post up  :deal:
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2020, 07:34:50 am »
Can the rear sprocket be reversed? If it can, swap it around to get a truly fresh set of teeth, it is still early enough.

Why risk it.

Damage to splines etc. Not worth the cost of a front sprocket

What splines?

Yes yes read 2 post up  :deal:

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2020, 10:35:07 am »
A front sprocket certainly can be turned over. All it takes is a bit of ingenuity, nothing is impossible.

Er, correction there. Nothing is possible, I actually do quite a lot of it.
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2020, 02:36:13 pm »
I have this supersprox sprocket ..... it still looks good...

I don't think it does, compare it with the photo when it was new?
But, take a new chain and roll it over the sprocket, and hold both ends fixed on one side - can you move the chain, on the opposite side, over the sprocket?
My guess is that'll be a Yes, hence you'll need new cpl kit....
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2020, 03:45:06 pm »
Sorry friend I am very dubious about the claim of 32 000km on that sprocket  :patch:

Why??

A friend who rides an Africa Twin CFR1000 original chain lasted 41500km, no shit. Bought the bike new. We changed the sprcket and chain as a set.
He is very meticulous about cleaning and lubrication of the chain. He does not ride hard at all and it was his daily commute.
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