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post #1 of 273 Old 03-14-2012, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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gonna say first of all that i searched all over the place, and got a few different answers, so im gonna ask you guys to get the RIGHT answer.

from my research, ive concluded that the stock sprockets on my 08 zixsix are as follows: 16 front, 43 rear. correct? or am i wrong?

also, the chain appears to be a 520 x chain?

i am looking at replacing sprockets and chain in the next week or so, and wanted to make sure these were the correct specifications. call me a sally, but im probably going to keep the stock sprocket sizes, as i like how my bike performs currently. i also figure that would be the easiest on chain/sprocket wear. could be wrong about that tho....

any suggestions brand-wise would be much appreciated.
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Those specs are correct. Whatever you get, dont get the super lightweight ones. They wear out faster. D.I.D. is okay for a chain brand. Not sure what sprockets I have. I cant remember. Sprocket and chain wear depends on your maintenance. I kept stock size when I got my sprockets.

If you get a chain tool get the "motion pro" tool# 13193. Its good.
Torque wrench that can do at least 94ft pnds.
Make sure you have a 27mm long socket for the front sprocket removal. Its 90ft pnds.
Each rear sprocket nut is 43ft pnds. The rear axle nut is 94ft pnds.

How many miles do you have on that girl?

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thanks for the confirmation.

i believe i have somewhere around 9k on it atm. if im not mistaken, it still has the stock sprockets/chain on it GASP. which is why i think its a good idea to replace them. when you say lightweight, are you referring to the aluminum ones? should i stick with steel?

honestly, ive never even taken the back wheel off, so im a little nervous to mess with the chain and sprockets. i am in the market for new tires as well, so ill pry get it all banged out at a shop somewhere...

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stick to steel sprockets they last ALOT longer than aluminum ones.
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Make sure you have a 27mm long socket for the front sprocket removal. Its 90ft pnds.
Actually I'm pretty sure they torqued mine to 290 foot lbs at the factory.
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Actually I'm pretty sure they torqued mine to 290 foot lbs at the factory.
Seems like it, uh. LOL

And yeah djnerek go steel. No aluminum. If its your first time then reserve the entire weekend for it. Have fun. Make sure you have some sort of breaker bar for that front sprocket. shes tough. And download the service manual from this site. You might need it.
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thanks guys for confirmation on the steel vs aluminum. thats nutty that they want more for the aluminum ones too. less weight=goes faster gimmick i suppose.

sounds like someone doesnt want me to get it done professionally, lol. i do understand the logic of "doing it yourself," but this seems to be something that only needs doing every 5 seasons or so, depending on mileage. plus i dont have all of the tools-just seems like i would almost break even minus knowing how to actually do it myself.

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went to the shop today to get an estimate, guy said he would throw two pirelli diablos, front and rear sprockets, did chain on for little over $550. seems legit.

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Buy yourself a 27mm socket with a suitable breaker bar (or torque wrench if you must) and a metric 1/4 or 3/8 drive socket set, thats all you will need to do the job, you will likely have a lot of use for these further down the line...
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went to the shop today to get an estimate, guy said he would throw two pirelli diablos, front and rear sprockets, did chain on for little over $550. seems legit.
That's a reasonable price I think for a professional shop, if you don't already have the sprockets and chain. I recently finished doing the chain/sprockets removal/install for the first time. Took me longer than I expected and yes that front sprocket is difficult.


If you don't have all the tools already it may cost you close to that price to get what you need but in the long run it will all pay for itself. Up to you really, do the maintenance and then transport it to the shop to get looked over after each job until confidence is built.
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k, picked up some power 2cts (the tire part of my quest) and i am having the HARDEST time finding chain and sprocket kit. im having some friends do the work (i will be observing so i can do it next time) and i want to make sure i get the right stuff. i ran into a kit by reginal, but it came with a Z chain. dennis kirk said it fit my bike, but i was under the impression that i needed a x chain? am i mistaken?

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Help Choosing sprockets

Want to order a 15T/45T sprocket set from Amazon (easy to pay for here)

But having issues deciding on a model.

Amazon.com: 15T front sprocket vortex zx6 2007

The search query lists 4 different model sprockets, how do you choose which one you want?

Same question applies to the rear sprocket.

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Hooray! I used the search function!!! Anyways, does anyone know anything about sunstar sprockets??
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my front sprocket is sunstar. no complaints so far. bought it because it was cheap.

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