Don't be a beancounter.
Of the total purchase, the cost of the chain represents about 75%, sprockets 25%.
My first question was: Based on the reasonableness in the price of the sprockets, if you didn't purchase them, and it resulted in a reduced lifespan of the chain, would I be money ahead? (A: maybe, barely...)
2nd Question: Based on the mixed information I was getting on this and other forums, could I really exclude old sprockets (regardless of appearance) as a potential premature wear agent of the new chain? (A: no)
3rd Question: Was there a good chance my bike would just work better with new sprockets. (Probably - at least statistically much better than not replacing them)
4th Q: If I didn't order them, and it turned out I should've, and then had to install them later like I should've in the first place, would I be pissed at myself? (A: yes. I hate doing shit twice, especially if I have an inkling that I should know better to begin with...)
5th Q: If I didn't buy them, am I just a fricken beancounter instead of a motorcyclist who lives to ride a mean machine. (A: yes - and I'm on unemployment!)
I chose to just buy them. I just want my bike to work right, and maintain it the best I can with the limited money I have to do so right now. The sprocket value equation made sense to me.
If my arguements for replacement make sense to you, I suggest you email Blair at SV racing parts. He'll hook you up.
[FONT=Tahoma][B]07' DL650 [/B][/FONT]
[B][FONT=Tahoma][I]It doesn't stab worth a crap, and the milk dribbles out, but otherwise it works great...[/I][/FONT][/B][B][FONT=Tahoma] [/FONT][/B]
Last edited by Spork Rider; 05-13-2010 at 02:06 AM.