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Anyone know where to get a steel rear sprocket besides the dealer? I got almost 3000 miles on a Vortex aluminum and its toast.
 

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geeze 3000 miles????? how often and what do you do to your chain? Ive been running the same aluminum ones for thouands of miles at a time???
 

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how ofter do you ride? I lube my chain 1-2 times a week and clean it every other week. once a month wont cut it for sure.
 

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Clean,lube and adjust once a month? 6 weeks tops.
Lot of clutching it up in 2nd and 3rd though.
there in lies the answer why you get only 3k so don't point the finger at the alum sprocket but rather your lack of maintenance and riding style.

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The stock steel lasted 15000 with that maintenance ,or lack thereof.
Last ZX9 lasted over 23000, Thanks but I will stick to the steel.
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I've chewed thru a aluminum spocket in no time before. But now I use Sprocket Specialist Titan Tough Aluminum Sprockets. If you do the maintinance will go way beyond 3000mi.

I think they offer steel sprockets as well.

I use Silkolene Chainlube every 400miles and wiped it down really good. Does not fling!
 

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Anyone know where to get a steel rear sprocket besides the dealer? I got almost 3000 miles on a Vortex aluminum and its toast.
Dennis Kirk has Sunstar steel REAR sprockets in stock. $39.99 is cheaper than aluminium on a lot of sites and probably last longer at the expense of a few lbs. I really like Dennis Kirk. Prices are higher on some items but they will price match other sites if you ask them to, and they have the best return policy in the industry. Anytime I am not sure I order from DK, then if I like I keep, if not I send it back with the prepaid UPS return label sent in the package. No questions asked. You really can't beat em. They also indicate on every item as to whether or not it is in stock and how many they have. I like that feature of thier website as well.

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good quality aluminum sprockets are sorta an oxymoron... for the way you ride stay with steel.

Back in the early 80's NYLON sprockets were being marketed by someone. I bought one and was using it on my 1982 GPZ 750 and never had a problem with it until the chunk of rubber that went between the fuel tank and frame backbone to act as a damper fell out one day when I didnt notice it and fell down behind the sprocket cover and eventually threw the chain, chipping the rear sprocket.

But other than that there was zero wear and it was very quiet.

I replaced it after the chain throwing mishap and ran it 4 years with another one. Crazy, it was like plastic.

Not sure whatever happened to them, but they are no longer around so that is telling.

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Clean,lube and adjust once a month? 6 weeks tops.
Lot of clutching it up in 2nd and 3rd though.
Clutch up's will distroy an aluminum rear sprocket while street riding. Ive got over 7000 miles on my vortex aluminum sprocket and still looks/works great. My friend with a 929 honda did clutch up wheelys and distroyed the teeth of his aluminum sprocket in less than 1000 miles. I clean/lube my vortex rear every 400 miles and use a special lube(Secret!).
 
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