Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Kingston, Ontario
New Chain and Sprockets
Well I think i'm about due for a chain and sprockets. I've got 24,000km (approximately 13,000 miles) on the bike and it's time to start thinking about options, gearing, etc.
I know a lot of people love the 16 tooth and since I don't do much highway riding on the Vstrom anymore I'll likely give that shot. Although I feel like I may be better off doing something different in the rear instead? I know on dirt bikes going to small on the front sprocket can cause unnecessary wear and tear.
Are JT Sprockets any good? how many links in the chain do I need? 525 or should I look at a conversion?
I usually sell my bikes around 20,000km so I have not had to deal with a chain on a Vstrom before, surprisingly with the 4 that I have owned lol.
2018 Vstrom 1000
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Nomad