Supersprox

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  1. cbr1000dog

    cbr1000dog New Member

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    Hi all does anyone use supersprox ? I'm looking at changing my chain and sprockets soon and was looking for recommendations please?
     
  2. Slick

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    Used with a Tsubaki 530, they're OK. Not much wear but most steel sprockets dont either if well adjusted.
    The total life of chain and sprockets was not any more than normal and I wouldn't use it again on the next set so no money saved. Super sproxs also weigh a tonne and a nightmare to keep proper clean

    I have used Renthals but they have a tendency to wear very quickly once the coating is gone or a slight misalignment.
    I just stick with JT now with a DID, if silent/cushioned front sprockets are on deal I would get them too
     
  3. Black & White

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    I'm probably going to try these out.
    What You Get:
    1 x Tsubaki Sigma Gold X-ring chain
    1 x Tsubaki Sigma rivet type joining link
    1 x JT rubber cushioned steel front sprocket (OE size)
    1 x JT steel rear sprocket (OE size)

    I'm getting a clicking noise when accelerating reasonably hard in first & second & suspect one of the rollers has failed internally.

    Chain & sprockets.jpg
     
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  4. Slick

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    Wish I got the rivet link when I had a Tsubaki, the solid link was a P.I.T.A to flare!
     
  5. Black & White

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    Am I right in thinking I'll still need a riveting tool? I'm pretty sure I can just grind the heads of the old link.
     
  6. Slick

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    I just dremel through the whole side plate saves any damage to the riveting tool. I just mention it as the standard Tsubaki link is solid and needs a whale type tool to flare. IIRC the Tsubaki rivet link is pretty tough too to flare, which is why I use DID chains, even a cheapo tool will do the job
     
  7. Black & White

    Black & White Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    The chain & sprockets are £195 from an eBay seller. Does that sound fair?
    I looked at DID, but the Tsubaki seller's description was more convincing of its quality!
    If I can pick your brains here? Should I stick to the dimensions for rivet head width as shown in the manual, or will there be instructions with the new chain?
    I like to be prepared as I will replace it at work, so will need to ride home afterwards.
     
  8. Slick

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    AFAIK all 530 plates/rivet dimensions should be the same?. You can't go wrong DID or Tsubaki, though Tsubaki are generally more pricy.
    If you have a whale tool or similar go ahead and get the Tsubaki, I prefer DID purely for the ease of fitment.
    In my experience longevity of chain is based on maintenance and the environment it is used in.Generally your sprockets are gonna go first before the chain. I've had tsubakis/DID go on forever and equally fail early. The failure caused by the o/x rings degrading probably but over use of chain cleaner.
    I've settled for Tru tension chain cleaner and XCP lube
     
  9. Black & White

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    AFAIK?
    My current chain is on 45K miles. The Scottoiler setup I have has worked well, I reckon.
     
  10. Coda

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    As Far As I Know
     
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  11. warren smart

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    You do get variations in the chain spec between manufacturers, I know there’s a difference in pin sizes as a bought a new 525 link and it wouldn’t go through my did 525 chain, luckily my local shop had various manufacturers links in stock and I found one to fit.
     
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