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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 5-17-2017, 9:22 AM Thread Starter
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Should I stay with 42T rear sprocket?

I'm ordering a new chain and sprockets for my 2000 500ex this weekend and was wondering if I should stay with the stock 42T or go a little bigger. What do you guys think?
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Also what chain would you guys recommend? I don't want to buy one that known to be trashy and will stretch easily. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys
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When I changed my chain and sprockets I kept the stock sizes. I ordered a chain sprocket set from ebay that included a DID chain and JT sprockets.
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DID, RK and EK brand chains are all quality. JT sprockets are nothing fancy, just decent, durable steel sprockets, and I recommend them. Excellent combination of cost and quality.

Far as sprocket sizing, just stay with stock.

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DID, RK and EK brand chains are all quality. JT sprockets are nothing fancy, just decent, durable steel sprockets, and I recommend them. Excellent combination of cost and quality.

Far as sprocket sizing, just stay with stock.

Okay thanks a lot. I was looking at the JT sprockets but wasn't sure if they were a quality product or not. Thanks for the information Saabnut
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When I changed my chain and sprockets I kept the stock sizes. I ordered a chain sprocket set from ebay that included a DID chain and JT sprockets.



I seen these kits on Amazon too. So I guess that's what I'll order. Thanks for responding so quickly dmende0919
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Sounds like you've got it handled and know what you are buying, but, I just want to add that the cheapo Volar chains (an ebay special brand) should be avoided at all costs. Bottom line, they are poor quality junk that wears out obscenely fast.

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