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Offline DRoss

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2019, 11:12:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by cheese [+]
Ive got a 17 with the forged wheels and had a hard time finding the right sprockets. ended up with Vortex 16 tooth front and 45 tooth aluminum rear with a RK ZXW chain. Great improvement over stock highly reccomended

I went with aluminum as well, showing signs of wear at 10K. Many told me it wouldn't last 10k looks like it will last 15k which isn't as long as steel but I'm happy.

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2019, 07:37:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by cheese [+]
Ive got a 17 with the forged wheels and had a hard time finding the right sprockets. ended up with Vortex 16 tooth front and 45 tooth aluminum rear with a RK ZXW chain. Great improvement over stock highly reccomended

A great improvement in what way?

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2019, 08:57:37 PM »
The RK chain and Vortex sprockets are lighter than stock. I first installed the stock front sprocket with the aluminum 45 tooth rear and a RK chain which to my surprise made the bike quicker. Then when I put the 16 tooth front sprocket on it made a bigger increase in acceleration. Wheelie machine now

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2019, 10:16:34 PM »
No-one has mentioned yet that changing their gearing has affected their speedo at all, I'm guessing it's measured off the wheels with the the ABS modules and not the gearbox then?

Pretty timely post as I've hit 12000km on mine and the dealership quoted me $547 AUD for a new chain and sprockets. Couldn't believe that!

$118 front sprocket.
$186 rear sprocket.
$233 chain
$10 joining link

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2019, 10:24:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by wippet [+]
No-one has mentioned yet that changing their gearing has affected their speedo at all, I'm guessing it's measured off the wheels with the the ABS modules and not the gearbox then

Correct.  :028:

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2019, 10:24:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by wippet [+]

Pretty timely post as I've hit 12000km on mine and the dealership quoted me $547 AUD for a new chain and sprockets. Couldn't believe that!


You need a new chain and sprockets at 12000km (7500 miles)?  :005:

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2019, 11:05:11 PM »
Ahh I don't really 'need' to, I just like round numbers more than anything haha. Definitely don't need to for $547.
The chain is on the limit of the link measurement that the manual suggests replacement at (144.3mm over 10 pins from centre), so if I'm doing chain, gotta do sprockets. Wheelies probably don't help the lifespan.

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2019, 06:33:49 AM »
Geeze, right hand tired of whipping it?

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2019, 11:03:23 AM »
3rd gear at 100km/h makes overtaking a lot more fun, takes a bit of effort though.

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Re: Chain / sprocket upgrade
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2019, 01:01:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by wippet [+]
No-one has mentioned yet that changing their gearing has affected their speedo at all, I'm guessing it's measured off the wheels with the the ABS modules and not the gearbox then?

Pretty timely post as I've hit 12000km on mine and the dealership quoted me $547 AUD for a new chain and sprockets. Couldn't believe that!

$118 front sprocket.
$186 rear sprocket.
$233 chain
$10 joining link

 :033:

Find a new dealer... 

Front + rear sprocket + chain kit from motomummy.com start at around $150 USD (yes, I know you're in AUS, but shipping isn't likely to be $400 dollars):

https://www.motomummy.com/chain-kits-with-steel-front-and-rear-sprocket/driven-evo-spec-bmw-520-superlight-steel-chain-kit-with-est-technology/

 


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