lifetime sprockets?

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  1. steven113

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    Has anone tried these? lifetime waranty? wont ware out? sounds almost to good to be true and you know how that goes. "Krause racing sidewinder lifetime gaurentied titanium sprockets"
     
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    wow. they have VFR it says. that's pretty interesting. I might give that a try in another year when I have to swap out again...
     
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    I have been very curious about these spockets - they would be lighter than steel. I have yet to find anybody who has used them. I'm tempted next go around.

    MD
     
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    This is a bump..... Has anyone pulled the trigger on these sprockets?
     
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    Einstien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I have them, not enough miles to comment on longevity unfortunately. Nice to see that they are offering a a sale right now.
     
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    My concern would be the wear effect they could have on the chain, being made of a harder material. Last I checked, a high quality chain was the most expensive final drive component.
     
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    They also make & sell a Titanium chain, or at least they used to. It however does not have a lifetime warranty, although they claim higher mileage.
     
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    hmm, no seals means what? No X or O rings? Curious
     
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    These are worth reading through;

    New Titanium II Sprockets on the GX - ADVrider

    http://vfrworld.com/forums/mechanic...r-sprockets-chain-krause-racing-products.html

    Dragone19, I think that the chains do not have O or X rings, as one of the statements is, "They also provide the narrowest profile where clearances are a concern." I just walked out to the garage to measure the offset of an RK 525 sideplate due to the X-ring, and it's about .050" per side, so a chain could be reduced in width by about .100" without using seals.
     
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    I was assuming that, but thanks for your input. My DID X rings are that for the most part as well. which questions the longevity of the chain again with Ti sprockets. hmm
     
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    Yeah, I figured you did. I guess if clearance and/or weight really is an issue, they might make sense. I don't know about the silver or gold plating, though... :smile:

    Maybe it's just me, but I always try to err on the side of reliability. I thought the sprockets sounded pretty neat when I first read about them, but I think I can pass and not feel bad about it.
     
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    Interesting. I wear a titanium wedding ring because none of the others would hold up. At first I could see how it might be true but reading the testimonials at ADV changes my mind. Maybe it would work on low HP/torque Harley motors.
     
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