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Old 04-30-2007, 11:11 PM   #1
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Best Brand Sprockets?

Whats the best Brand Sprockets in your Opinion? Afram, vortex, renthal etc.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:11 PM   #2
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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All of them are good but afam is probably the best for streetbikes.

Vortex and renthal make good sprockets though. I used to run renthal chain and sprockets on my dirtbike. Nice and no problems with them at all but never ran them on the street.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:28 AM   #4
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AFAM.
Renthal are pretty good as well.
Vortex sprockets are junk, they don't last.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:32 AM   #5
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Vortex sucks. RC51 eats them like doughuts.
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Old 05-01-2007, 09:39 AM   #6
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are looking at rear or front sprockets for your gearing change?

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how many miles do you have on your chain? If it is in good condition and relatively low miles, it is probably not an issue.

If you are in the market for a front sprocket, I have had nothing but great results from JT.

http://www.jtsprockets.com/52.0.html...=1055&p=#ratio

I looked up the ZZR and they make a 15t sprocket for your bike. You would have to call for pricing but it is probably pretty cheap.
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Vortex are the only ones I have used, I am not happy with them.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:39 AM   #8
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+1 on JT also. Good quality steel sprockets at a fraction of the cos of aluminum.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:42 AM   #9
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:13 PM   #10
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We have always used Vortex on our race bikes and never, even had an issue. That being said, when I rode on the street, I always used steele sprockets, and AFAM was usually the brand. I would not get a 520 aluminum sprocket for daily street riding, IMHO, they just aren't going to hold up as good, no matter what the brand.
Most racebikes see way more maintenance in one season than a lot of street bikes see in their entire life too!

I can't even begin to count the amount of streetbikes that come in with Vortex sprockets with low miles that are missing teeth or fixing to.
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Old 05-01-2007, 12:46 PM   #11
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Old 05-02-2007, 11:01 AM   #13
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Afam hard anodized aluminum rear and steel front is what I normally use.

Vortex now has hard anodized aluminum rear sprockets. Are they any good?
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+1 haven't had any problems with em, despite the abuse.
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