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Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« on: July 04, 2020, 05:28:12 pm »
I have this supersprox sprocket on the rear it has done 32k km and I still see some life left in it, instead of changing it out with a complete new set, can I fit a cheap 525 pitch chain and ride for another maybe 20k km and then change it as a set, I really cant see me throwing it out as it still looks good...

I need to change the chain now as it has flatspots in it, so I just want to prolong the life of this beautiful sprocket, who has a new 525, I am willing to buy it...
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2020, 05:31:57 pm »
 it has done 32k km

Yoh!!!! :o :o
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2020, 05:35:08 pm »
it has done 32k km

Yoh!!!! :o :o

Yes you know mos stroms are pissy bikes they dont have enough torque to hurt those sprockets
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2020, 05:41:20 pm »
Cheap chains don't ever last 20k

They are okay until they are not. That okay to not can happen very quickly on low quality chains.
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2020, 05:44:38 pm »
Sorry friend I am very dubious about the claim of 32 000km on that sprocket  :patch:
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 05:56:04 pm »
Sorry friend I am very dubious about the claim of 32 000km on that sprocket  :patch:

I have taken pics of my bike km's a few days before I fitted the sprocket compared to the OEM sprocket, see the info on the pics,,,, so these sprockets do last but I cant just threw it away
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2020, 06:00:21 pm »
Blerrie mooi sprocket!!! :drif: :drif:
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2020, 07:09:51 pm »
Sorry friend I am very dubious about the claim of 32 000km on that sprocket  :patch:

I have taken pics of my bike km's a few days before I fitted the sprocket compared to the OEM sprocket, see the info on the pics,,,, so these sprockets do last but I cant just threw it away

So the properly buggered oem sprocket only did 1333 km.  :eek7:
Still the original chain ?
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2020, 07:45:09 pm »
It all depends on the state of the front sprocket... >:D
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2020, 08:47:36 pm »
Blerrie mooi sprocket!!! :drif: :drif:

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2020, 08:58:27 pm »
That rear sprocket can easily take another chain,  just check the condition of the front sprocket.
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2020, 09:31:42 pm »
Check your front!

But I intend to do the same with my Powerparts rear. Except mine discolored after a year's use and doesn't still look as flashy as yours.
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2020, 10:23:25 pm »
Sorry friend I am very dubious about the claim of 32 000km on that sprocket  :patch:

I have taken pics of my bike km's a few days before I fitted the sprocket compared to the OEM sprocket, see the info on the pics,,,, so these sprockets do last but I cant just threw it away

So the properly buggered oem sprocket only did 1333 km.  :eek7:
Still the original chain ?
No bought bike new and the oem chain and sprockets were changed just after that 33k then I put the supersprox and new xring chain on, bike is now just more than 67k km
 
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 11:21:08 pm »
Check the front sprocket. If it's good then just get a new (decent quality) chain. My Transalp went through three chains before needing new sprockets - OEM sprockets gave me nearly 60,000km. No idea why or how - could have something to do with only having to deal with 59 horses.

Yes, the best thing to do is replace chain and sprockets all at the same time because they seat into each other properly, but if your sprockets are still looking that good then there's really no point. Don't get a cheap chain though. When a chain fails it can do serious damage to you and your bike.
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2020, 05:28:17 am »
If it was me I would keep the rear, possibly replace the front depending on wear, and definitely replace the chain if it has tight links.
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2020, 08:18:48 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.
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2020, 10:10:19 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
 

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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2020, 10:16:44 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.

Also did this a few times back in the day :ricky:
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2020, 10:22:41 am »
Patrol I think you should shift over to second on long straight sections of road!! ;) :lol8:

Please let us know what the final amount of kilos out of this sprocket is one day. :deal: :thumleft:
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Re: Prolong the sprocket life or not....
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2020, 01:19:57 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.

Also did this a few times back in the day :ricky:


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