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10-24-2017 11:36 PM
Sagebrush JT wears okay on my DL1000, but probably 5k less than oem. Once the hooking is substantial I replaced mine. I've had two JT counter sprockets on mine, the oem and my current superlite.

I'm running an oem like steel 530 CS with the rubber donut thing from superlite. It's supposedly an oem equivalent. So far so good. I went with the 530 size TL1000 sprockets in 17/43 and the wear has been very good. The rear is a sunstar brand. I was going through JT 525 sprockets much faster, I've got two years on this 530 set up and it looks almost still new. My last 525 DID x ring with JT sprockets was toast at two years. So, I'm happy with my upgrade. This is my 3rd replacement chain on my 2006. I did have one chain failure way too early, and I changed the CS at mid life. I just leave the CS alone now and replace the set with a new chain.

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09-11-2017 10:36 PM
Originally Posted by marcoma View Post
I just fit a JT to mine and I find it quite noisy - was yours noisy?
Can't help you there. I have a lot of hearing loss and also don't wear my aids when riding.
09-11-2017 03:08 PM
Originally Posted by marcoma View Post
Thats it - same here
Ok, good to hear, I was hoping that was it (and not something more serious).

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09-11-2017 03:02 PM
marcoma Thats it - same here
09-11-2017 01:53 PM
Originally Posted by marcoma View Post
I just fit a JT to mine and I find it quite noisy - was yours noisy?
What sort of noise? I just put a JT on mine and I'm noticing a bit of a high-pitched whir that I don't recall hearing prior to replacing it.

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09-11-2017 01:47 PM
Originally Posted by nvr2old View Post
Here are my results, as I have a stack of like new sprockets hanging on a nail in my garage.
Chain 5 JT(never again) w/new sprockets lasted only 10,000 mi. Sprockets like new. Flip front and put a DID on. 13,000 mi, on that now and everything as new so far.
I ride hard ,but not abusive. Always use compression braking. Bel-Ray Super Clean lube every 300 mi.
I just fit a JT to mine and I find it quite noisy - was yours noisy?
09-11-2017 01:43 PM
marcoma You're doing it wrong. I just changed mine at 64K and they looked like this

Are you overtitghtening your chain? Maybe not lubricating enough?
09-11-2017 10:32 AM
Old Time Rider I will go with who ever posted it may have not been hard enough. I worked on machine floor at IBM for 27 years and heat treat was part of it. Can see a batch being made not right and getting by inspection. My first chain went 38,000 and have seen a few post that they had more than that. My front and rear still looked really good,
Did not replace till third chain. Only ones I have had near that bad were on trade in bikes or used ones that people did not take care off.I over lube if any thing with motor oil.As another posted a lot of mud/dirt/even gravel and rocks can get in the front cover. On the Alaska trip with the lots of gravel last leg one of the 1000 Vstroms started a click sound.With cover off found a rock had stuck in a place and had broken off even but the chain cracked a inside side plate link in half! just the out side side holding it and the click was the plate being a little out now making a hit on the rock. We did the look see at a shop and he let us use his tool to put it on.
09-11-2017 12:09 AM
notacop My front stock sprocket was worn in a similar manner and I used the solid steel replacement. I don't notice any difference.
09-09-2017 06:10 PM
Originally Posted by spike55_bmw View Post
This is 50,000 miles (not V-Strom)
That's not a sprocket, its a horny washer.
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