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Posted: 4/29/2015 12:20:10 PM EDT
Time to replace the sprocket and chain on my '99 duc 748. Looking for top tier, lightweight, long wearing components. Edumacate me.

Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:02:07 PM EDT
Big fan of DID chain and sprocket sets. No issues on the 3 bikes I've put them on. Got 40k out of one set before it was out of spec per the manual. I'm sure it was still ok to ride on for a bit, but I'm pedantic about regular maintenance on the bikes.

I believe they have aluminum sprocket options. I avoid them personally because I have read that their teeth wear much faster than steel sprockets but ymmv.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:04:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By loudnproud:
Big fan of DID chain and sprocket sets. No issues on the 3 bikes I've put them on. Got 40k out of one set before it was out of spec per the manual. I'm sure it was still ok to ride on for a bit, but I'm pedantic about regular maintenance on the bikes.

I believe they have aluminum sprocket options. I avoid them personally because I have read that their teeth wear much faster than steel sprockets but ymmv.
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+1 on DID chains.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:06:03 PM EDT

Nice wheels!



Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:07:56 PM EDT
DID

more of a Shimano/ Sram guy these days.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:20:01 PM EDT
I used DID on my 1098s. God i miss her.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:22:10 PM EDT
DIDN'T
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 1:33:01 PM EDT
Back in February I picked up a kit from http://sprocketcenter.com/

DID X-ring chain, I stuck with OE style sprockets for longevity

Link Posted: 4/29/2015 2:51:31 PM EDT
Supersprox used to have a lifetime warranty. You may want to check them out. They have different colors and designs that may work with your wheels.

X ring are good chains. I'm a retro guy with my Paul Smart so Regina for that (sponsor on the 1972 Imola bike).
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 2:59:18 PM EDT
DID 520 kit.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 3:17:58 PM EDT
Rk gold. All steel sprockets. I sell gear and parts and everyone has been the happiest with the RK but DID is good too. Main thing is keeping it cleaned and lubed.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:10:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheNuge:
Rk gold. All steel sprockets. I sell gear and parts and everyone has been the happiest with the RK but DID is good too. Main thing is keeping it cleaned and lubed.
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I replaced my factory original chain/sprockets at around 40k miles with an RK Gold chain and sprocket kit and have put about 5k miles on it so far. I've been liking it.

However, the original drive sprocket on the bike had a hard rubber center, whereas all the aftermarket drive sprockets seem to be entirely metal. I think that rubber center is a noise dampener, because installing that all metal RK drive sprocket made my bike noisier. It added a droning hum when accelerating and cruising at highway speed that drove me crazy at first, but has subsided some with miles.

Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:22:58 PM EDT
I've got a Renthal/EK combo on my street R1.

I've got a Sprocket Specialist/RK combo on my race R1.

I've got a SuperSprox/DID combo on my supermoto.

I've got a Renthal/Renthal on my dirt bike.

All are nice setups and work well despite pretty regular abuse
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:35:48 PM EDT
Afam makes a quick change rear carrier for your bike that is pretty cool. The carrier and sprocket is def lighter than stock.
I have used them for years with no complaints. As others have said DID is GTG

Check out motowheels.com I think they have sprocket/chain kits for your bike
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:43:52 PM EDT
Super sprox - DID x-ring chain
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:45:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 5:55:37 PM EDT
did chain and driven front/rear sprockets
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 7:33:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AeroE:

40k miles on a chain and sprockets just blows my mind with its 1970's perspective of 4000 mile sets - maybe 4000.

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The chain and sprockets have been replaced a few times.
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 7:35:54 PM EDT
RK gold
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 7:39:48 PM EDT
No Tsubaki love?
Link Posted: 4/29/2015 7:42:29 PM EDT
Sport-tourer here - main ride is a Ducati ST2.

Currently running a plain JT front sprocket, Superlite steel rear sprocket, and EK chain.
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 7:20:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 8:22:14 AM EDT
RK
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 2:17:55 PM EDT
Think I'm going with this kit.

link to fancy expensive pieces of metal
Link Posted: 4/30/2015 2:21:43 PM EDT
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Light and long wearing don't so much go together.


There really aren't many terrible chain options so long as you stick to Renthal,AFAM,DID,RK,Tsubaki etc and away from $50 ebay Chinese specials.

I just put a new chain and sprocket on this morning: AFAM and DID. The rest of garage hell projects have me at a standstill...






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Link Posted: 5/5/2015 12:22:22 AM EDT
SuperSprox and RK. Anything else is junk.
http://www.supersproxusa.com/products.php?cat=1200451
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