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Old 02-11-2011, 10:03 PM
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Sprocket question do i have to keep that ugly piece in the front of this beautiful sprocket.

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Anyone already have this thing on their bike. I am changing chain so mind as well do the sprocket.
 
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:30 PM
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dont do it.... all ive heard lately is how vortex sprockets are junk

http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...ortex+sprocket
 
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:08 PM
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ive had my vortex sprocket on for a season and a half and havent had that happen, but i also havent burnt out two clutches in one year like the OP in that link... maybe something to do with his riding style if he went through a rear sprocket and 2 clutches in one season...? just speculation

when i bought my bike it had the 520 sprockets on them that probably didnt have to be changed but i wanted to work on the bike, and had to do the chain anyway, so i did both. the vortex sprockets on the bike were fine after the season and a half i had them, plus however long the prev owner had had them on, then the ones i have a season and a half right now and they look nothing like that. the ones on it now are 525's
 
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:09 AM
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It depends on the use of the sprocket. If you are going all out for racing and twisties then get yourself a better sprocket. I have one brand new and the front as well. Both are stock teeth. As long as you are liberally cleaning and lubing it as you should, the sprockets are going to do well.

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Old 02-12-2011, 01:34 AM
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Nope this will be straight street use.

Anyone with some pics and did you have to keep that Balance piece with it? Any pics Amazin?
 
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:10 AM
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call me sam. lol

No you don't need the balance rubber piece
 

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Old 02-13-2011, 07:47 PM
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Could i get a shot of this thing on your bike. I am debating between price points and wondering if i should go with the one i want vs. the cheaper one.
 
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:17 AM
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yeah when I do the next sprocket change I'll take some pics.
 
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:43 AM
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I had a vortex sprocket when I got my bike. It wasn't new by any means but with in the first maybe 2 months it went from just fine to my machanic saying I'm luckyy it hadn't stripped. I'll take a pic and try to post it later. I kept it because it is pretty looking sprocket and I kinda wanna make a clock out of it. Lol. Not saying they are bad sprockets but it's something to think about.
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 12:43 AM
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Is there anyone with a pic of this on there bikes. Just curios probably going this way anyway.
 

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