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I looking to buy a 48t rear to go with the 17t front. There are aluminum and steel rear sprockets available. I would think a lighter weight aluminum sprocket would be better as long as it holds up to the abuse. Or does it hold up to the abuse? Any comments?

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After I checked again, they don't make very many sizes in steel. And they don't make a 48t in steel. At least not sprocket specialists. I guess it doesn't give me a choice unless I check a few other sources.

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Get a hard-anodized "Titan Tough" aluminum sprocket from Sprocket Specialists. You'll like it!! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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I'm runnin' an aluminum rear, but I haven't clocked enough mile's to give a

good recommendation. So far about 1k of fairly hard abuse and I see no

sign of wear. I went with aluminum because I like the look. I was also

worried about weather or not it could take the abuse until kingzx12r told me

that's what he ran on his NOS dragbike's. I figured what the hell. Sprocket

Specialist does sale a Titan tough sprocket. If your worried about strength

then I would go with that.

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If you plan on replacing the chain?? Then going with a high quality Aluminum sprocket is fine, if not go with steel.





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I'm hearing that the "titan tough" from SS is lasting as long as steel. I had one on my RC, but did not log enough miles (only about 3000) to give you a definitive answer on longevity. I was happy with the purchase though. I think I may go two in the rear for the 12R..... does anyone know if that will make the wheel base too short? (No I haven't read the other sprocket threads....sorry <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/frown.gif ALT=":("> .)

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Not if you go DOWN two in front also <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">





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2 in the rear (48 tooth) will not fit with the stock 18 tooth front. It's tight

with the 17.

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Man.....can't ask for a quicker response than that. OK, what's this I hear about using the stock 17 from the ZX11 instead of a 17 from SS?

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I agree with RR, the ZX11 sprocket (ZX11D sprocket to be specific I believe) works very well, but it's expensive. I paid $50 with taxes from the local dealer.

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You know.... I would really like to get an answer right when I click on the refresh button. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">



So the ZX11 sprocket IS dampened, and any other is not? Are the 11's still available new? Cost....get them at the dealer?



I am expecting an answer riiiiiiiiiiigggggghhhhttttt.......NOW!





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The factory sprocket should still be available. And yes, the ZX-11D factory sprocket has the dampners on it.



I didn't use that sprocket - I bought a SunStar Power Drive 17 tooth front sprocket for a '94 ZX-11D and put it on my 12R. No complaints!! Yeah.... there are no rubber dampners on it and makes a "gear whine" sound, but I like it! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)">

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