Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Anodized forged and cnc'd aluminium is most definitely NOT as strong as steel. Forged aluminum has a lower hardness rating compared to forged steel and the anodizing does not add any strength whatsoever, only beauty and corrosion resistance.
I wanted longevity over weight savings and so I went with a steel rear sprocket.
2013 ABS, Bridgestone T30 Evo, Woolich, Danmoto shorty & link, Rifleman's 1/5th turn, K&N, GP shift, Gen5 shock/links/dogbone, JT (-1/+0), EK, Shorai, EBC HH, AllBallz roller steering, heated grips, shorty levers, MotoDynamic signals & relay, plasti-dipped and vinyl wrapped (all green to black), Bestem carbon, PUIG Pro sliders, solo cowl, modded sprocket cover, TST fender elim. w/LEDs. 45,000km+ and going strong!