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post #1 of 6 Old 07-27-2013, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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chain and sprocket recommendations, please

I have a 2008 KLR650. 17,000 miles.

It has the original chain and rear sprocket. The front sprocket is a 16t I changed out about 7,000 miles ago.

I will probably change out the chain and both sprockets.

Questions:

What brand / model chains have you used?

What did you like or hate about it?

I've looked at the various suppliers, and I am seriously confused now!

This is what I know: I want O-Ring chain. Don't care if it is gold or black, so long as it lasts a long time and doesn't bankrupt me.

Amazon has a deal for about $85 that is the chain and both sprockets, even the 16t I need. It is by Primary Drive.


What say you, oh KLRista Gurus?

Oh, I want to replace the clutch cable at the same time. Where did you get yours?

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-27-2013, 04:15 PM
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I have had the Ek-520 with only 5000km on it an the master link seized plus i had the AVC 16T sprocket that also shown signs of excessive wear (probably linker to the bad chain). I use chain lube after each fill up so I know it is not related to poor maintenance. I do use mine for commuting to work so maybe it is not designed for those highway speeds? So based on my experience I cannot recommend that brand name.1374956125050.jpg

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Lot's of folks buy from Rocky Mountain ATV and report good results. I would probably go with them.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t/...-Sprocket-Kits

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Lot's of folks buy from Rocky Mountain ATV and report good results. I would probably go with them.

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/t/...-Sprocket-Kits

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I've used them for years on a variety of bikes. Get the X-ring chain, it's an improvement of the O-ring.

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I've used them for years on a variety of bikes. Get the X-ring chain, it's an improvement of the O-ring.
#1 on the x chain I have over 30000 miles on mine sun sprockets can't remember the last time I even adjusted it ,I use a penetrating lub spray and find it works well
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Thanks for the replies. I will order the X-Ring chain with a 16t counter sprocket and a 42t sprocket from Rocky Mountain, as soon as I save a few bucks. I will also, very soon, be picking up a clutch cable, and a Doohickey with torsion spring. All I need is money. :-)

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