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Old 10-12-2010, 03:20 PM
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Hey this is my first time buying a chain and sprocket kit and came across this for my f4i:
http://www.sprocketcenter.com/p/3149...onda-cbr-.html

Seems like a fairly reasonable deal just wanted to see what your guys thought..
 
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:51 PM
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I am looking at chain + sprockets for my 03 f4i as well.
So far what i can find is:
DID 525 gold chain: 126 shipped on ebay.
Sprockets: still searching... mainly b/c i don't know which brand i should get.

The one u found is about $200 taxed and shipped (im in CA), so for me, it's not a good deal. Im sure i can find sprockets for less than $74 dollars shipped and tax FREE!!!

In addition, the sprocket's probably no brand product, which i personally feel is a bit sketchy.

Do post if you find a better deal. Happy hunting!!!
 
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:58 PM
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Ya I'm in Canada as well and the shipping is $30.. Do most of the brand name chain companies also make sprockets?
 
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I just did a chain and sprocket swap a few weeks ago. I have JT front and rear sprockets and a parts unlimited chain. Seems to be a great setup to me for the money. I think I spend less then 160 bucks on parts.
 
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Old 10-13-2010, 06:13 PM
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Anyone else? Should I worry about the sprockets not being a brand name?
 
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:41 PM
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Hi Nick,

I just installed that very model D.I.D. chain last night. D.I.D. chains are excellent quality. That chain retails for $137. Add in the cost of both front & rear sprockets at retail (w/ tax), & you've got well over that $176 listed for the kit you've linked to sprocketcenter.

The sprocket(s) in that link *appear* to be Driven Racing sprockets... http://www.drivenracing.com/content....rear-sprockets . They are good sprockets as well. Give sprocketcenter a call & ask 'em if they are indeed Driven Racing.

It looks like sprocketcenter even cuts the chain to the length you want/require. That's a nice little bonus. I'm used to cutting my own to the number of lengths I need. Not a big deal but its an extra step I have to do during the installation.

So to finally answer your question... yes, it is a reasonable deal. :-)
 
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Old 10-14-2010, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by gotcbr View Post
The sprocket(s) in that link *appear* to be Driven Racing sprockets... http://www.drivenracing.com/content....rear-sprockets . They are good sprockets as well. Give sprocketcenter a call & ask 'em if they are indeed Driven Racing.
If they r Driven sprockets, then the quality is good. I'm still searching for better deals online, because the chain's still got about 500 miles in them according to the mechanic. Do let us know when u find out Nick, b/c i might just get them too.
 
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:13 PM
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Contacted Sprocket Center regarding the sprockets in that kit. They were very professional, courteous, & willing to help w/ customer service. These are the kind of folks I like doing business with & I wouldn't hesitate buying from them.

Anyway, the sprockets in that kit are by *Drive Systems USA Inc*... http://www.drivesystemsusa.com/ . Drive Systems has a good reputation.

Both Sprocket Center & Drive Systems fully back their products. Their companies are out of Costa Mesa & Huntington Beach CA. So, they share a close relationship working together.

So there ya go. Hope this info helps.
 

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Old 10-14-2010, 03:45 PM
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Awesome, thanks a lot for the help gotcbr I appreciate it. Gonna put in my order now!
 
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:36 PM
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i have a -1 front sprocket that the previous owner never installed on my 2005 f4i, its brand new i have a +2 rear sprocket on the bike now and i think this next season ill need a new set. Well i know i can use the -1 front sprocket, what would yall recomend for the rear? should i stay with a +2 rear? What kind of chain, and i heard to stay away from aluminum go with steel they last longer, is this true? any info would help US ALL..
 
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