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Offline Jack Meoff

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chain & sprocket time
« on: August 03, 2019, 20:40:15 »
Just had new tyres on my 2015 DL1000 and found out the rear sprocket is knackered after 10k which seems pretty abysmal.
Any recommendations for a replacement set? Also X ring or o ring?
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Offline Barbel Mick

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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 20:57:03 »
I put a DID chain & JT sprockets on mine.
Got them from here................https://chainsandsprockets.co.uk/
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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 21:00:08 »
+1 for what Mick said.
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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 11:17:04 »
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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 10:02:42 »
Mine is 30k still original chain & sprocket. I think lub system I use helps very much to protect e reduces wear. 80w90 oil directly after chain clean every 500kms. I rub it in the entire chain with an old thooth brush and then clean the extra oil with a rag. Also I have a "home made" scootoiler for long journeys. The system is half "loobman" and half "scootoiler", using parts from both systems, and it works perfectly for me. I think this will help you to extend the life of the set ( obviously driving style also afects duration  ).
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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 21:37:48 »
80w90??? =  Hypoid?

Just found a bottle in the garage.
It definitely not something I bought so must have been something SWMBO's grandfather bought so must be at least 20 years old... may not put it in a final drive, but to throw it down the road  :thumb:

And I was running short of chainsaw oil.



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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2019, 11:39:30 »
Mr D, I'm sure the 80w90 Hypoid oil will be fine as chain lube, but Hypoid oils have specific "extreme pressure" additives (hypoid gearing has both high tooth-to-tooth pressure and sliding contact) and smells absolutely horrid (as indeed do most gear oils)!

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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2019, 19:43:53 »
I put Suzuki sprockets and OE chain on mine. I changed after 15,000 miles though I'm sure I could have easily have become over 20,000. Just didn't want to be bothered with changing them during summer time when I should be riding. Was doing the 15k valve service so seemed like a good time. I'm happy enough with 15K+ from a chain and sprockets.

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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2019, 20:57:28 »
not done mine yet but thinking of changing the number of teeth as I did on my k8, anybody else done it on a Veek?


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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2019, 09:41:07 »
Yes I put a 43 teeth on the rear, helped in traffic, roundabouts etc but the bike lost its relaxed 70-80mph cruise on the motorway so I changed it back.
It's more of a success on the older 1000 as they have the over drive top gear the Veek doesn't have.
Some  folk like it, only way to find out is try it, a gearbox sprocket can be had for 15 quid or less of ebay.

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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2019, 11:24:07 »
Smell apart, bielive me, it is the best lub solution  ( for me ), and much cheaper.
Never had a problem , and I use it for years , in many bikes. My friends are "converting" themselves to this solution, I have proved them that it works, and very well. So try it, then decide  :thumb:
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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2019, 19:04:16 »
Yes I put a 43 teeth on the rear,
is that +1 or -1? :shy: :shrug:


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Re: chain & sprocket time
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 19:51:09 »
Plus 2, standard on a 2014 DL is 41 rear 17 front. Always meant to try a 42 but never got round to it. Each tooth more on the rear will add  about 150rpm to top gear. One tooth less, ie a 16 will equal 3 more on the rear.