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post #51 of 57 Old 02-01-2018, 04:13 PM
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Re: Proper engineering

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Or BST/Rotobox rims, are those too many pieces? Or does the proper engineering make all the difference? And surely we can find pics of broken CF rims. That doesn't change how I think about the rims or the technology or the engineering. If it's done right I'll use parts made out of woven yak hair and banana peels.

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...funny you would mention that.... I just inspected a CF front wheel from another manufacturer for a local bike shop. The inner hub had inexplicably shifted several thousands of an inch out of alignment in it's carbon fiber bore, causing a good bit of braking problems. 'Twas truly a gorgeous $2000 paper weight at that point.....

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In honor of good engineering... and sprockets

some things are good ideas but need time to develop....

a 520 steel sprocket is a ok idea (not a great one), but it took some time to develop and angry customers (unnecessary from my point of view) and broken s... to make them safe.

the new variable compression engine from Nissan took almost 150 engine prototypes and huge amount of testing before rushing it to final production, (BMW would have released it after 15 and sold 2 years of lemons bmw, then they would have made it the final one).

if you want to go light, go Al, my personal choice is Al sprockets with the 525 chain, since I ride a lot
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Has anybody had any experience in what steel rear sprockets actually are lighter than stock? I haven't been able to really find any good info online, youd think there would have been someone who actually compared different brands for this stuff. Aluminium is not really an option for me and if like to shave a little weight in the drivetrain. Not gonna swap to 520 just yet, may as well run the 525 chain till it's due.
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520 configuration for any super is short term at best and poor choice; 525 configuration is weak; 530 configuration is best.

The 525 forces new chains about 1500 miles and that's only with the best chain; this:




Vortex and oem sprockets are the best; Steel is only option; Aluminum is simply stupid.
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520 configuration for any super is short term at best and poor choice; 525 configuration is weak; 530 configuration is best.

The 525 forces new chains about 1500 miles and that's only with the best chain; this:

Amazon.com: D.I.D 525 ZVM-X Super Street Series Chain - 120 Links - Gold , Chain Type: 525, Chain Length: 120, Color: Gold, Chain Application: Offroad 525ZVM-X GOLD X 120: Automotive

Vortex and oem sprockets are the best; Steel is only option; Aluminum is simply stupid.
Disclaimer - The above recommendations and intervals are for those who chose to not do any maintenance. At all. Just loops and figure 8's.
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Disclaimer - The above recommendations and intervals are for those who chose to not do any maintenance. At all. Just loops and figure 8's.
This "M" word you speak of????

And if the #530 is good, why not bump up to the #630 like we had in 1978?
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