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Old 05-30-2008, 12:24 PM   #1
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Question NEED HELP choosing sprocket

I am uncertian of which one to choose...I was thinking OEM but I dont know which is better. I have a 2002 kawasaki ZX7R, any suggestions???
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
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There be all sortza aftermarket non-oem sprockets & chains out there. Personally I've used RK el-cheepo sprockets & chains on my KZ750 with great luck. Just keep 'em lubed up and adjusted (and clean) and they last long time. Don't cave in to the o-ring bunch, it aint worth it.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:34 PM   #3
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Stock is good, or Vortex, Sunstar, Sprocket Specialists....

I usually buy steel instead of aluminum because they tend to last longer but you have a boat load of options. Shop around for the best deal on a D.I.D, Tsubaki or Regina chain and Vortex or Sunstar front and rear sprockets and go with that. Quality wise they're all about the same. One added benifit of aluminum is you can color match the sprocket with the bike, then run a gold chain.....looks pretty cool.

Don't listen to Ms.Cuddy, he's a cheapskate who don't even drink store bought booze..
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:38 PM   #4
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A friend just reported on his experience with aftermarket products on his Suzuki. He said that the more expensive sprockets and chain got a bit better mileage than the stockers, but not enough to justify the difference in price.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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A friend just reported on his experience with aftermarket products on his Suzuki. He said that the more expensive sprockets and chain got a bit better mileage than the stockers, but not enough to justify the difference in price.
Would that be one of the wicked Rounder VStrom riders that I read about in Rider? The ones that are apparently co-opting your club!? Surrender the Honda, Sachi, come to the Dark Side. Dr. Suzook awaits you.
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:13 AM   #6
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C'mon Sachi....in your heart you know he's right..that Honda, even with all the trinkets (I refuse to use a f'n retard word like "farkles") just ain't makin' it anymore is it....I know it's a top seller in Yourup I know it's been a faithful companion but the relationship isn't what it was is it?...Those Suzukis look better everyday.. the thought of what's essentially a hand built motorcycle, a labor of love by a small but dedicated cadre` of skilled technicians, each engine factory balanced and blueprinted..each bike hand painted but skilled artisians... A motorcycle built to Japanese quality standards in the time honered European tradition 'cept without the filing for bankrupcy and getting bought and sold every few years...

That Honda with its robot assembly, it's refrigerator like personality.. the whole "untouched by human hands" feel... just not what you want anymore is it? visit your Suzuki dealer today Sach, there's a Wee Strom with your name on it..awaiting only your touch to come alive.......

you won't be sorry..
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Actually, when we met up in Niagara Falls earlier this year it was mostly BMWs.
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It was indeed a WeeStrom rider, but he is far from wicked - he repairs church organs for a living!

And as for YOU, Snarli - I'd love to have a little Bandit someday. I always liked the air-cooled Suzukis; dunno why I never wound up with one in my garage.
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It was indeed a WeeStrom rider, but he is far from wicked - he repairs church organs for a living!

And as for YOU, Snarli - I'd love to have a little Bandit someday. I always liked the air-cooled Suzukis; dunno why I never wound up with one in my garage.
Sachi, I don't remember which thread you mentioned it in, but the other day you said that you had to use Castrol R exclusively once you'd put it in your bike. What prompted you to day that? I've never heard of that; certainly a lot of discussion goes on about dino vs. synthetic, or going from one to another, or mixing them. But, being stuck with a particular oil forever is a new one. I'm on my second change cycle with Castrol R; I really like it's performance so it's not a hardship if I need to continue using it. Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:11 AM   #10
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Bean oils (which is what I recall Castrol R being) get utterly gummed up, even in minute quantities, if they are mixed up with dino oil.

Check if Castrol R is a bean or dino oil - if it is dino now, then changing it with another oil should not be an issue.
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