aluminium Sprockets

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INTHERED
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aluminium Sprockets

Postby INTHERED » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:20 am

I found a nice orange 40 tooth aluminium rear sprocket that would fit my 1290 at my dealer.
My question is are aluminium rear sprockets streetable or are they mainly for track use?
Thanks >>>> Mike
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Re: aluminium Sprockets

Postby Scotty » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:48 pm

An aluminium sprocket won't last like a steel one will, but if the chain is kept well-adjusted and lubed then it shouldn't be too bad. I used them on a ZX-10R track bike for years and never had an issue.
Obviously that's just an opinion and no liability can be conferred in the event that it's wrong!

Edit: Congratulations on using the correct spelling of Aluminium! Good lad :D 8)
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Re: aluminium Sprockets

Postby INTHERED » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:43 am

I think that I will give it a whirl.
I assume that the stock setup can handle an additional 2 teeth without having to break the chain?
2018 Red BMW R1200R
2015 Orange KTM 1290 SD
SOLD-2016 Red BMW S1000XR
SOLD-2012 Red Ducati 1200 Diavel
SOLD-2011 Red Harley Davidson FatBoy
SOLD-2009 Orange Harley Davidson XR1200
SOLD-2008 Orange KTM 990 SD
SOLD-2003 Orange Kawasaki Z1000


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