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post #1 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Chain and Sprockets Suggestions

I was wondering what type of chain and sprockets are suggested for my V-Strom 1000. It has 14000 miles on it and the chain is worn out. The sprockets aren't bad but i will probably go ahead and replace them too. I want a good chain that will last long, but for a reasonable price. Same with the sprockets.
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I keep hearing people singing the praises of the "X-Ring" chain -- New-Mo-Bettah...gotta be something to it 'cuz I've heard it from numerous people. D.I.D. is a brandname I've heard tossed around quite a bit but, to be honest, I really can't consider myself overly educated about chains. My Strom is my first chain-drive bike in A LOT of years and I've only got 4K+ on it at the moment. Best of luck with your purchasing decision. Ride safe, ride often.

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post #3 of 15 Old 04-16-2008, 07:35 PM
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What he said, but without the sarcasm. I've used the DID 525 X-Ring chain with great results. If you want to add a little life to the bike, when you replace the sprockets, put a 43T rear sprocket on it.
 
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I too am in need of a new chain. The orginal has not stretched overly much, but I am lazy at maintnenance. I tend to hit any interesting gravel road that I see. With 10,050 miles on the bike a couple of links don't move as freely as they should which I can feel while riding.

I do not plan on changing my laissez faire attitude towards maintenance. Will an X ring chain actually last signficantly longer? OEM from Onieda Suzuiki is only $76.
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I too am in need of a new chain........OEM from Onieda Suzuiki is only $76.
Just remember that the OEM chain will require some working around the swing arm to install since there is no master link in it...

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I was wondering what type of chain and sprockets are suggested for my V-Strom 1000. It has 14000 miles on it and the chain is worn out. The sprockets aren't bad but i will probably go ahead and replace them too. I want a good chain that will last long, but for a reasonable price. Same with the sprockets.
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I've got Chain and Sprockets on special for Stromtroopers at $155 for quality EK-SRX 525 Rivet Link Chain, and quality new front and rear sprockets. You can choose the sizes. $10 Shipping for Stromtroopers.

Let me know if I can help you out.

Thanks, and best regards,
Blair

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You often get what you pay for with sprockets/chains.

Check these guys out if you want the best. Especially the Titanium II sprockets. Lifetime guarantee (but they aren't cheap).

Check out the smart and titanium chains.

http://www.sidewindersprockets.com/index.html
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For best selection sprockets, http://www.sprocketspecialists.com

For chain, http://www.mawonline.com

For chain rivit tool, http://www.sprocketcenter.com

Currently using 17/45 gearing with X-ring gold chain, combination rips.
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You often get what you pay for with sprockets/chains.
The EK-SRX gold Chain and Sprockets in the offer come to me from Pit Bull so you know they only produce high quality.

I use this combination myself and find it to be excellent.

The front sprocket is Steel and the rear is manufactured by Pit Bull Industries. It is Hard Anodized Aluminum and warranted by Pit Bull to be harder and tougher than steel, with longer wearing properties.

I offer it to Stromtroopers as a great buy opportunity to replace their worn chain and sprockets at a great price from SV Racing Parts.

If I can help anyone out, email me at [email protected] and I will get it ordered and shipped to your door.

Enjoy the ride all,

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You often get what you pay for with sprockets/chains.

Check these guys out if you want the best. Especially the Titanium II sprockets. Lifetime guarantee (but they aren't cheap).

Check out the smart and titanium chains.

http://www.sidewindersprockets.com/index.html
Yes, but it does not answer the question on maintenance. This is from the web site listed:

The Smart Chain is a new, ingenious sealed-chain design destined to fundamentally alter the chain industry.
This “chain that thinks” employs very special seals called V-series “Smart Rings.” They are saturated with a
temperature-sensitive, aerospace lubricant that automatically self-lubricates the friction points between the side
plates and the O-ring, eliminating drag, increasing power to the rear end and providing more horsepower,
greater speed and faster acceleration
.

So if O-rings stand up better to dirt then X-rings it would appear I would be better off with an O-ring chain as even fancy dancy teflon impregnated O-rings will get damaged by dirt.
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