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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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If you are not going to swap to 520 then why are you even entertaining the idea of lighter weight anything...


You guys make motorcycling way too hard.
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I think after I read LDH's write-up on his site about sprockets is when I ultimately decided that a steel sprocket will suit me just fine for street riding.

Hell, in my opinion only way I see lighter sprockets being beneficial would be if you're racing and at that point might as well get a 520 setup.
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Hey Victors, I get what you're attempting to do here, but let's lay this out logically.

You've already written of the most easiest and simplest ways to proceed with the best results. You've said no aluminum, no 520 conversion, and not stock. So the difference in the steel options are likely only to save you a fraction of an ounce. And that small of a size would mean the rotational weight savings are negligible at best.

Given those limitations, find the smallest size sprocket to shorten the rotational weight and just drill a bunch of lightening holes in which ever one you can find the cheapest! Oh, and stay far away from Supersprox.

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I ride a Yamaha 2010 Yz450 dirt bike used for motorcross only, I run a steel front sprocket and a stainless steel rear sprocket. Never affected me negatively . I used to go through two sets of aluminum sprockets a year on the dirtbike. Now with the stainless steel sprocket, three years and minimal wear. You have to replace your chain before you replace the sprockets. We are talking at 250 pound bike wet weight. That's essentially half of our street bike weight. I wouldn't get hung up on a little weight.
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Hey Victors, I get what you're attempting to do here, but let's lay this out logically.

You've already written of the most easiest and simplest ways to proceed with the best results. You've said no aluminum, no 520 conversion, and not stock. So the difference in the steel options are likely only to save you a fraction of an ounce. And that small of a size would mean the rotational weight savings are negligible at best.

Given those limitations, find the smallest size sprocket to shorten the rotational weight and just drill a bunch of lightening holes in which ever one you can find the cheapest! Oh, and stay far away from Supersprox.
Yeah, I can't expect people to get what im trying to here. I have a limitation that i havw to stay within for what im doing lol

Anyone know what the stock gen 4/5 Sprocket weighs?

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Yeah, I can't expect people to get what im trying to here. I have a limitation that i havw to stay within for what im doing lol

Anyone know what the stock gen 4/5 Sprocket weighs?
Not off the top of my head I don't. But I have a stock rear sprocket in the toolbox at home and can measure it up tonight for you if you don't get a response before that.

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Not off the top of my head I don't. But I have a stock rear sprocket in the toolbox at home and can measure it up tonight for you if you don't get a response before that.
That would be awesome actually. I tried to find my gen 4 one but it's missing from my parts shelf.

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