Which brand aluminum sprockets?

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  1. NateV8

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    Found a place I can buy sprockets with tooth changes in Canada. Their kit comes with a 525 DID VX gold chain and a JT steel front and JT aluminum rear. They have an option for AFAM, .Renthal and Vortex. I can get them in steel if I want but I figured what the heck?

    So between AFAM, JT, Voretex and Renthal. Which aluminum rear sprocket is best? I'm assuming they are all hard anodized.
     
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    I've usually went with JT sprockets with my chain/sprocket kits but stayed away from aluminum. Your call though.
     
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    Without the OEM front rubber-damped sprocket, noise and vibration will increase. an alloy rear sprocket wears out alot quicker than steel.
     
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    Aluminum lasts somewhat longer than your average aluminum beer can.
    I suppose you save a couple ounces of weight. :Popcorn:
     
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    Well I will try to get the rubberized steel front.

    As for the aluminum rear. for all those that have posted so far, what aluminum brand did you use that didn't last long?
     
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    You can get aluminum with steel teeth - Supersprox. They say steel lasts 3x longer than aluminum sprockets. Don't know about that, but steel will definitely last longer.
     
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    Kind of like brake rotors, the rotor part is steel but the mounts are usually made of lighter material. Never seen these before but seem to have a decent rating on MotoSport website, 4 and 5 stars out of 13 reviews, but these are dirt bike riders but shouldn't make a big difference. I'd actually consider these if I could get the same color as the color of my rotor mounts, be kind of cool to have them match.
     
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    Yea those are too pricey as I can't get them in easily in Canada I don't think. Also seems difficult to find a wide variety of sprockets for the '94-97 VFR
     
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    Vortex hardcoated aluminum.
     
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    Well I ended up talking to the owner of the place and he was able to get me everything I wanted.

    Ended up going with a DID ZVMX 520 gold chain, Drive systems superlite steel 45T rear and a 16T drive systems solid front. Should be a nice difference from the stock O ring setup on it currently.
     
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    Excellent choice, I will go with a 520 set up when its time. Some of the new light weight steel sprockets are very nice. I will probably go with AFAM aluminum race sprockets, I have had excellent results with them and DID 520 chains on CBR 1000's. AFAM's hard anodizing lasts a very long time.
     
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    I was going to go with AFAM aluminum also but I just didn't feel like I would notice the difference between an aluminum and light weight steel.
     
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    From what I have been told they are almost as light weight. The 520 will be the biggest difference that you will probably notice.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it and the +2 teeth on the rear!
     
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    that is the cheapest performance upgrade you can do.
     
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