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Old 07-19-2008, 06:09 AM
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Default EC Chain/Sprocket Suggestions?

Need a set for my 2006 300EC. Was going with a stock 13T front (since they are rare to find anybody else making them) and a 50T rear, Moose or... (not Ironman, out of my price league). Do any chains NOT fit re: o ring/z ring, fit on sprocket, plate thickness clearance etc ? I've got a Regina Gold Z ring on a 640 and its very nice, but very beefy. Haven't had to adjust it yet in 1000kms. And I think I've read a few posts saying Regina wasn't that great??
Looking more for longevity than weight and effect on max hp.
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Old 07-19-2008, 07:19 AM
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I buy JT rear sprockets. Cheap and last a long time. My chain is a Regina Gold O-Ring chain. I must say I have been completely happy with this combo. My front is a Sprocket Specialist.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:25 AM
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I put a new Ironman front sprocket on my '01 XC300 with a used chain. The Ironman sprocket has over 1000 miles on it and it has very little wear. Typically a Sprocket Specialists front sprocket would last about 600-700 miles before it started hooking.

I have Ironman on my '06 EC300 front and rear. They are impressive compared to anything else I have used.

The Ironman has a 1 year wear out warranty.

Stay away from Stealth sprockets (now through Sidewinder). I had a poor quality one and they are not warranteed against wear.

I have very good results with the high end RK chains. I got 2500 miles out of an RK RX chain with very little stretch.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:37 AM
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Go for the ironman front - by stopping that wearing that quick I think it helps the chain and rear sprocket last longer as well. the front is not too expensive.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:12 PM
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IRONMAN IS THE ONLY WAY TO GO. Call and ask for Nate, he is a racer himself and a very good one too. I myself use ironman sprockets and did even before they sponsored me. I have never had a problem and as everyone has stated above they wear great. I will be using them at this years ISDE as well as all of my local races simply because they are the best. Send me an email to Billyburnsins@hotmail.com and I will call Nate and see if I can get you a deal. They also sell packages that have a discount built in.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:21 PM
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+4 on the Ironman. At least get the front. I've hooked 3 std. fronts per 1 chain and rear sprocket.
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