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absolute best chain and sprocket brands(added the pic)

Hey guys I read the keep you chain clean sticky thread and with what I learned from that now I need to know the absolute best brands. I want the strongest longest lasting stuff made. I want the factory number of sprocket teeth and factory mumbe of links. That info is
16 teeth on front sprocket
46 on rear sprocket
The chain is a 525 pitch with 108 links

What brand should I go with for absolute best results? No expense shall be spared I don't want to go with cheap stuff and risk having to replace an engine

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I would either go supersprox or driven for sprockets. And then something like EK, RK, DID chains. Can't go wrong w any of those. I really like drivens products bc u can choose colors of rear sprocket and chain... If u go w driven get the superlight steel sprockets.


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Hey guys I read the keep you chain clean sticky thread and with what I learned from that now I need to know the absolute best brands. I want the strongest longest lasting stuff made. I want the factory number of sprocket teeth and factory mumbe of links. That info is
16 teeth on front sprocket
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The chain is a 525 pitch with 108 links

What brand should I go with for absolute best results? No expense shall be spared I don't want to go with cheap stuff and risk having to replace an engine
Any of the big name brands will work. Steel sprox are the only way to go on the street. Aluminum sprox save weight but they wear out faster. Any quality o ring chain will work wonders as long as its maintained. Motomummy sells chain/sprocket sets if you want to change your gearing. -1 +2 will give you a big jump in acceleration. Just put your bike info in the site and what gearing you want and a matched set shows up at your door. With a rivet master link of course

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I have Vortex sprockets front and rear. The rear is the CAT5 7075 aerospace aluminum sprocket in anodized blue. I was hesitant on going with the aluminum but it Hasn't worn down one bit. May be just a better grade of aluminum, I dunno. As far as chains I go with EK. You can get those in colors if you want to but I just like straight chrome chains on colored sprockets. I ordered my sprockets and chain from 58cycle.com. They were cheaper then every other site when I ordered them.

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Ok now I like the sound of colored sprocket and chain only thing is it ll get dirty no biggie I can clean it. But I live on a gravel road and the chain lube I use is good at picking up dust. What type of chain lube would be best to go along with the chain. And street is the only place I ride. Can't afford track and not a local track around here. So steel for sure and would like to keep factory specs. I can still walk all over my buddys cbr 600 all day long. And he's done the carbs and the sprocket mods and exhaust etc etc etc. But when we dyno d the bikes his with his mods made 90 hp. Mine 106 and it's factory. And good enough for me

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Also websites guys? Where do you go for the best deals. For instance best place for driven did and so on

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colored rear sprockets look sick on bikes in my opinion...i think a colored chain and colored sprocket is kinda gaudy looking...but thats just my opinion...i dont use chain lube because it makes a mess and flings off the chain....I use Dupont Teflon Chain Saver...basically its a clear spray on teflon wax...repel's everything and no fling off

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they all are pretty good
its really a personal preference as far as which one to get
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there are tons of good sites out their....just google driven sprockets or ek chains or something and you'll usually get a bunch of sites....

i typically use these sites the most...

motosport.com
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Where do you get the Teflon chain saver? And the colored sprockets just sound fun. Might look gaudy but hey what the hell. I'm thinking about going with driven but I would like to buy a kit

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I order mine off amazon or eBay. Just search DuPont Teflon chain saver. I also use the DuPont chain degreaser and the grunge brush for cleaning the chain. The colored rear sprocket looks sick, I have a blue one on mine. I was just saying a colored sprocket and colored chain looks gaudy IMO. You can buy driven products right off their website too. As far as buying a colored sprocket and chain kit, I've never seen one. I had to buy mine all separate. Only kits I've seen are standard color sprockets and chains.

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Bel ray makes a Teflon chain wax as well but it dries white. Just makes it easier to tell when it's wearing off.

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Moto Mummy offers good sprocket kits. I got my Diven 16/47 there.


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Also what's the purpose of conversions to a 520 from a 525 or to a 530 form a 525???

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a 520 sprocket and chain is smaller and lighter thus resulting in less rotating mass and resistance which would = more hp to the rear wheel. The downside is the chain will wear faster and isn't as strong. 525 is like middle of the road. Little more weight and a little stronger chain. 530 is the biggest of the three and having a wider and thicker chain. Typically 530's come on the 1000cc and up bikes. The +/- of teeth in the front and rear can be setup for more acceleration but less top end and vice versa.

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a 520 sprocket and chain is smaller and lighter thus resulting in less rotating mass and resistance which would = more hp to the rear wheel. The downside is the chain will wear faster and isn't as strong. 525 is like middle of the road. Little more weight and a little stronger chain. 530 is the biggest of the three and having a wider and thicker chain. Typically 530's come on the 1000cc and up bikes. The +/- of teeth in the front and rear can be setup for more acceleration but less top end and vice versa.
I agree with this as a whole but in the real world, a good quality chain and sprockets that are maintained will last a long while. I put a 520 RK chain on driven sprockets 0, +2 on my liter bike four seasons ago and just was finally able to adjust my chain again due to stretch about two weeks ago. Yes, you are reading that right, three sets of tires and only now was able to slide that rear wheel back a bit. So unless you are drag racing or a stunter constantly doing clutchups, a 520 will do on any of our bikes, the 600, 750, or 1000. A busa has a good bit more torque, that would be the point where I would probably go with the wider chain.

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there are tons of good sites out their....just google driven sprockets or ek chains or something and you'll usually get a bunch of sites....

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motosport.com
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sportbiketrackgear.com
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I really like dealing w motomummy and sportbiketrackgear.com. Yea def get the sprocket kit u will save money. Don't buy them individually....


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Ok the 525 to 520 swaps confused me. I believe I ll stick with the 525 that's on my bike now. I'm not concerned too bad with weight savings.

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Ok the 525 to 520 swaps confused me. I believe I ll stick with the 525 that's on my bike now. I'm not concerned too bad with weight savings.
Nothing wrong with staying with stock setup, we offer many different brands of chains and sprockets. We use Renthal sprockets and DID chains on our racebikes but many good options as already mentioned. If interested in getting a quote shoot me a PM and I will be happy to help.
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Ok new dilemma I want to go with driven sprockets and I want a blue one. Problem is I can't find a driven setup in 525. Do they not make them or what?

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They have blue aluminum ones on their website store. Only see steel in black or chrome

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Just get the 520 conversion u will be fine... I think it's called 520 conversion super light steel sprocket kit I something like that, motomummy should have it for $175-195...


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is the 3d gold chain the highest quality chain motomummy has?

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is the 3d gold chain the highest quality chain motomummy has?
According to a rep I believe he said it was the top of the line .

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" We stock a ton of chain kits so most all ship immediately. If it's a street bike you most likely will want to stick with a steel rear sprocket and I would recommend the Driven Evo Spec superlight steel chain kit or the Vortex superlight steel chain kit. Both are great. Pair it up with the ek mvxz or rk gxw for a great value with a super strong chain. If you want one of the strongest chains (not needed as the others are plenty strong, but these will give you a bit more life and peace of mind) then get the ek zzz or ek 3d which is the strongest & lightest weight chains. These two both cost more then the ek mvxz or rk gxw, but they do give a bit longer life (not much though). If you have a very high hp bike or stunt it then go with one of these chains, but if not then the ek mvxz or rk gxw are more then enough imo"Motorcycle.com App[/color]

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Okay guys I ve got it figured out I buy the driven chrome steel rear sprocket and I have some lay out dye that is blue and depending on how many layers you put on it the darker or lighter it is. And this stuff is strong as hell. So I paint the chrome sprocket and be happy. And get a blue chain if I want. And go on my merry way. What you guys think?

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Seems like a lot of work just for a sprocket lol. But if you do it take pics and post them. Things that come to my mind if you do this is...is the stuff thick? Adding thickness to the sprocket my not leave enough room for the chain to be seated in the teeth properly. If it hardens up is the chain going to chip it away? Or being that the chain gets hot, will it melt it and gum up the chain? Just throwing out ideas. Like I said, I have a blue aluminum vortex sprocket and I'm completely happy with it. Yah it may wear faster but I'm ok with that. It's been on almost 2 years and has barely any wear to it. I've adjusted my chain once in that time. But if ur that motivated, I say do it lol

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Y not just buy a blue sprocket? Haha... I myself am not real big on colored chains but if u like it then def get it. I like to stick w either black or gold chains... But I'm sure whatever set up u choose will look sweet..


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OP, have you thought about just getting the colored bolts for the sprocket, I believe they make the blue bolts. Black sprocket and blue bolts might look pretty good.
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OP, have you thought about just getting the colored bolts for the sprocket, I believe they make the blue bolts. Black sprocket and blue bolts might look pretty good.
I don't know about blue on blue.
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The bike is black and blue it's in my pics. It's the factory paint scheme and the layout die I'm talking about hardens up and is really durable. Wherever the chain touches it will wear down to the chrome but the center should stay blue no problem. I will definetly post pics. Now to get this car I have sold so I can afford the parts. And I was thinking blue chain, the chrome sprocket painted blue and then spray the nuts black. The current ones are just silver. Might go with a regular silver or black chain to not make it look so gaudy but really the more blue the better the more it ll stand out. I just put blue reflective tape on the lips of the rims. Changed the entire look of the bike in my opinion just gotta sell a car to get the cash for the goodie. I hate money sometimes

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I tried posting a pic of the sprocket I painted with the layout dye. It turned out good first time I used too much and it was too dark. But I was able to strip the paint off with a soap pad for dishes. And re did it. Got it perfect this time. I tried posting the pic but it won't let me right now when I get a better connection I ll try again

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go on ebay type in chain and sprocket kit, and instead of listing from low to high, list high to low! buy most expensive brand, Profit
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Already bought my sprockets and chain. I'm pleased with my choice. I was going to go with driven but even tho their website offered a 525 chrome sprocket they didn't have them so I went with sunstar steel rear and a superlite chromoly front and DID chain

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now with pics

Alright guys as promised I got the pic of my sprocket to upload. It started out silver and is now blue and steel.
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