How well does the aluminum one wear tho? I would think the sprockets would wear quickerIf you wanted a lighter sprocket why didn't you go for an aluminium one?
Here's my old and new sprockets on the kitchen scales.
446 grams vs 149 grams (sorry I don't understand lbs) so it's 66% lighter or one third of the weight of the steel one.
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You must have got a sh1t quality one. Mine has 8K miles on it and no sign of wear or hooking at all.
All maintenance factors (cleaning, lubrication, and chain free play) being equal, a quality aluminum sprocket will have a shorter service life as compared to one made of steel. But, where kiwi has 8K miles on his (with more miles to go), some guys are lucky to get that same mileage from a steel sprocket on these bikes. Hard to believe that some owners never do any chain maintenance.How well does the aluminum one wear tho? I would think the sprockets would wear quicker
Yes I see your point. But hey, we all need a hobby. :laugh:For all the improvements you'll get out of that, maybe you should just skip a meal before you go riding!:laugh:
Sure but the 300R is already susceptible to this. A light bike with a full fairing is never a good mix for cross winds.However with all this lightening of said motorcycle.......won't that make it more prone to cross winds and turbulence from large trucks?????
After 12K miles, lots of wear left yet.I had aluminum before they just don't last long enough for me. My last one had less then 2k miles and looked like my steel one with 30k miles. Your weight is in line with Al being 1/3 the weight of steel. If some one made a Ti 6/4 I would buy it, should be about half the weight and last a while too.
My XJ900 was the version with a handlebar-mounted bikini fairing. Now, if there was a bike designed to scare the faeces out of you in crosswinds or turbulence, that's the oneSure but the 300R is already susceptible to this. A light bike with a full fairing is never a good mix for cross winds.
I'm not bothered enough to buy a Harley tho