Chain/sprocket info needed again...

John Soliday johnsoliday at
Fri May 18 18:16:13 PDT 2007

Nope the teeth are gone too.  It all wears.  If you take a new sprocket and
hold it up to your used one it will be obvious.  Run them as a unit until
they are beyond the service limit of stretch and change sprockets and chains
as a unit.  It saves time and money IMHO.


-----Original Message-----
From: 1KPerDay [mailto:1kperday at] 
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 10:37 AM
Cc: Kawasaki GPZ1100 discussion
Subject: Re: Chain/sprocket info needed again...

I know that's what they -say.- Others I've talked to say they get
about 20K out of a chain no matter what they do. I was just wondering
since the main point of chain wear doesn't seem to be the actual point
of contact with the sprockets, but the bushings. The internal lube
eventually wears out, the bushings go, the chain stretches, it's done.
The sprockets.... I doubt a person could tell the difference between
my rear sprocket and a 0-miles one, if I repainted it.

On 5/18/07, Buehrle, Michael <Michael.Buehrle at> wrote:
> Bad practice to re-use old sprockets, every chain manufacturer will tell
you to replace everything.
Utah Jeff
'96 SheePz1100

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