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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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Chain/Sprocket Kit

What chain/sprocket kits are all you guys running for your R1's?

Curious because I'm getting ready to buy one and want to know what holds up the best to the abuse and has the best overall quality..

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Just purchased the Driven 530 kit off Motomummy. Needless to say I like it.


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Vortex 520 light weight steel ( not the aluminum ) -1+2 gearing


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Okay, good info so far!!

How does everyone feel about Stealth sprockets?

Also, what about the strength of the EK MVXZ chain?
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EK chains are good but what you need to focus on is the o-ring they make many, regular o-ring, X-ring, wx-ring that determines how well the rings retain oil and lengthening the life of the chain, what ever you get just do proper maintenance on it you'll be good last thing you want is a dry rotted o-ring and then your chain is crap


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post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 11-21-2012, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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I just ordered a stealth black rear sprocket and a driven front sprocket with a EK MVXZ chain. I think those will be strong enough. There is mild motor work done to my R1, But i don't beat on it too much. I don't know if anyone has any history of breaking a chain because it's too weak, but I don't really want to be the one to do it.. haha!

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I just ordered a stealth black rear sprocket and a driven front sprocket with a EK MVXZ chain. I think those will be strong enough. There is mild motor work done to my R1, But i don't beat on it too much. I don't know if anyone has any history of breaking a chain because it's too weak, but I don't really want to be the one to do it.. haha!

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ive broken 3 so i went back to 530
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Most of chain breaks come from improper master link install so make sure which ever link you use do it correctly but I always use the rivet style


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your correct on that my friend, i only use rivet style master links, and that was always where they failed
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your correct on that my friend, i only use rivet style master links, and that was always where they failed
Did you use the tool?


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your correct on that my friend, i only use rivet style master links, and that was always where they failed
3 failures on rivets? I would look at the person riveting.



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3 failures on rivets? I would look at the person riveting.
No doubt, and brand of tool used too.

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Is riveting or using a master link stronger/better? I'm assuming riveting..
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