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5/11/2019 4:37 PM

...do you folks choose, and why?

Any brands to avoid (and why)?

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5/11/2019 4:40 PM

Mika is low key the top dog. All of their products are phenomenal. Plus they do huge sales on the holidays.

Cool feature is they do gold outer link and black rollers and inner links on their chains. It really makes the gold outer links POP.

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5/11/2019 5:11 PM

I run Talon sprockets with a DID ert2 gold chain

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

5/11/2019 5:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/11/2019 5:33 PM

Chain life has a direct link to maintenance. Keep it clean, lubed and adjusted. You can make one From McMaster Carr last a long time. Of course this goes 10 fold for a high end chain. Just my opinion ?‍♂️

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5/11/2019 5:28 PM

Iron Man Dirt Tricks sprocket. RK GB520MXZ4 gold chain. Both are strong and last a long time. Plus the sprocket looks awesome.

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5/11/2019 5:38 PM

Dirt tricks and DID

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5/11/2019 5:48 PM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

Mika is low key the top dog. All of their products are phenomenal. Plus they do huge sales on the holidays.

Cool feature is they do gold outer link and black rollers and inner links on their chains. It really makes the gold outer links POP.

I’ve been using them for years and always stock up on either a 50% code via hookit or their 40% sales. Can’t beat a full setup for what they get on sale and I’ve had great luck with all of their products. like with anything else on a bike maintenance is key. I keep them lubed up and get tons of time out of them. Aside from the 3 off-road races I did..... that ate them up quick.

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5/11/2019 6:01 PM

Had renthal sprockets and did chain on my gsxr. 10k miles and they looked new when i sold it. Currently have primary drive steel sprockets and did gold chain on both of my kxs and i like them. Dont see a reason to spend more for sprockets.

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5/11/2019 6:07 PM

Dirt trucks w a Regina X ring chain.

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5/11/2019 6:09 PM

Primary drive x ring and steel set up lasts forever and is cheap as hell.

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5/11/2019 6:24 PM

Mika. The new renthal. Quality for a fair price. Photo

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5/11/2019 7:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/11/2019 7:13 PM

Dirt tricks Zirconium sprockets with DID VT2 narrow x-ring chain. Lasts forever, and just slightly heavier than a standard chain with aluminum sprockets.

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5/11/2019 7:19 PM

I run the fly sprockets (which are mikas) and the rk mxz4, usually get great life out of them!Photo

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5/11/2019 7:55 PM

Another vote for Mika, Very high quality chain, after initial stretch mine just needs cleaned and lubed and lasts a long time with very few adjustments.

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5/11/2019 8:28 PM

Dirt Tricks Sprockets ? Nothing else comes close. D.I.D. VX2.

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5/11/2019 8:43 PM

What is the general consensus on Sunstar, Tusk, Primary Drive, Turner, and others that don’t usually carry the huge price tag.

I’m potentially looking to buy a handful of sets but don’t want to go broke doing so.

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5/11/2019 8:53 PM

Running TAG sprockets and a RK GB520MXU chain. I get an awesome discount for TAG stuff, so it makes the choice easy for me. Even easier that the quality and looks are there too!

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James

5/11/2019 9:02 PM

There's no sprocket on the market better than dirt tricks. They outlast 3 chains no problem.

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5/11/2019 9:33 PM

Moto88 wrote:

Iron Man Dirt Tricks sprocket. RK GB520MXZ4 gold chain. Both are strong and last a long time. Plus the sprocket looks awesome.

Run this setup on two bikes. ??

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5/11/2019 9:37 PM

Guess I’m old school, Renthal front and back and DID ERT gold on both the 450 and 250... work great and never had a problem in decades!

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Never try to argue with idiots; they will only bring you down to their level.....and being more experienced, they will beat you at their own game!

2020.5 KTM 450 SXF FE
2006 KX250

5/12/2019 2:06 AM

Moto-Master has recently released some good sprockets too:
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5/12/2019 2:53 AM

Been running an RK GB520MXU and Supersprox Stealth sprocket setup for years. Get around 100 hrs out of them.

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5/12/2019 4:22 AM

Mika here also, hard to beat their quality for the price.

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5/12/2019 4:40 AM

What torque do you guys put on your sprockets though?

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5/12/2019 4:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 5/12/2019 4:54 AM

Dirt Tricks sprockets and a Primary Drive X-ring chain will last forever. Haven’t even adjusted mine since installation.

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5/12/2019 4:55 AM

Jeff_Crutcher wrote:

Mika is low key the top dog. All of their products are phenomenal. Plus they do huge sales on the holidays.

Cool feature is they do gold outer link and black rollers and inner links on their chains. It really makes the gold outer links POP.

My last Mika X-Ring spit a bunch of rollers off in one season. Never had a chain do that before.
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5/12/2019 4:56 AM

I just put a Supersprox steelie in my 150sx. I’m impressed for $42. Photo

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5/12/2019 5:04 AM

Have never used anything but Renthal sprockets in 25+ years, never any dramas on kids 65, 85, 250f, my SX200 & now SX144, really like the quality of DID chain

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5/12/2019 5:29 AM

mxbrian15 wrote:

Dirt tricks Zirconium sprockets with DID VT2 narrow x-ring chain. Lasts forever, and just slightly heavier than a standard chain with aluminum sprockets.

This is my setup on a 17 crf450. Also a tm designworks slider. The stock Honda design doesn't last 5 hours for me

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5/12/2019 5:34 AM

The front sprocket usually is the weak link. Anyone had this experience?

You spend a whole lot of money on a fancy rear sprocket and chain that's supposedly more durable and then your front sprocket goes out in the same time that it normally does.

Has anyone replaced only one component before? What happened?

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