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Offline VALDEMS

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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #10 on: 10 August, 2020, 06:49:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by mustangpilot [+]
I always change the front sprocket at about half the expected life of a well maintained chain. This will reduce friction, wear and increase the life of all final drive components.  For about max 20 you can get a excellent quality JT SPROCKET JTF1180 front sprocket.

That JT Sprockets brand is as good as the OEM part? I found a front sprocket on Amazon for a good price

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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #11 on: 10 August, 2020, 08:09:23 AM »
JT Sprockets are good quality, no worries on that front.  They also do ones with the vibration-reducing rubber cushion now, just like OEM.   Probably worth it - they only cost a couple of quid more.

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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #12 on: 10 August, 2020, 08:21:44 AM »
I know youre in Mexico, but when I do this job I order a kit like this:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=174165761144&_trksid=m5467.l1311

Ticks all the boxes - top quality parts, huge feedback on the seller, and low price (just over 90 delivered).   Must be something similar from a local bike workshop in your area?

As others have said, the chains and sprockets wear out together, as the chain wears and stretches, it also wears the sprockets so they fit the worn chain.  If you fit a new sprocket to an old chain, it will quickly wear out.  And a new chain on old sprockets will wear that out quickly too.   Change all of them together, its worth it in the long run.

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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #13 on: 10 August, 2020, 02:14:50 PM »
I was doing the "change the front sprocket " thing at 15 to 20k miles, and the whole set at 35 to 40k miles. I find that it really made no difference in the lifespan

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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #14 on: 13 August, 2020, 11:01:52 PM »
Hello:

Thank you all for your replies,  I will buy the sprocket set and replace everything when I do install the new chain.

Best regards!
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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #15 on: 14 August, 2020, 12:04:52 AM »
Good idea! The entire engineering effort comes down to getting power from the engine to the wheel and these three items are crucial. Why skimp at that point? Failure is catastrophic and these wearing items are relatively cheap. New sprockets and chain (like new tyres) can be felt and not-heard immediately so it is a feel-good upgrade as well. Enjoy!

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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #16 on: 15 August, 2020, 01:59:36 PM »
All this talk about chains and sprockets got me thinking I'm probably overdue on mine (24K miles). Just ordered the OEM kit, Triumph part number T2017200 that contains the chain, both sprockets, and the front sprocket lock ring. By the way, the price on this side of the pond is $220, about 168 BGPs at today's exchange rate.
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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #17 on: 15 August, 2020, 05:47:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by JohnnyWheels [+]
All this talk about chains and sprockets got me thinking I'm probably overdue on mine (24K miles). Just ordered the OEM kit, Triumph part number T2017200 that contains the chain, both sprockets, and the front sprocket lock ring. By the way, the price on this side of the pond is $220, about 168 BGPs at today's exchange rate.

Yep, 160 here
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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #18 on: 15 August, 2020, 07:19:20 PM »
This is the setup I have had for the last 10k mls. I also use the Motobriiz chain oiler ( excellent piece of kit). Absolutely no issues with the setup. A quick wipe with a damp kerosene cloth and it comes up like new.

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Re: CHAIN LENGHT AND BRAND CHOICES ?
« Reply #19 on: 15 August, 2020, 07:21:24 PM »
Sorry should have included my bike is a 09 Tiger 1050se.
« Last Edit: 15 August, 2020, 07:23:13 PM by Kevmax »