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Author Topic: Smaller Rear Sprocket on C5?  (Read 2189 times)

Drifter

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Re: Smaller Rear Sprocket on C5?
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2010, 03:57:56 PM »
Ace, i agree the easiest way it seems is to change wheel and tire size.

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Re: Smaller Rear Sprocket on C5?
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2010, 03:30:28 AM »
So a little thread jacking here now that my curiosity is piqued...
1) How often do you need to change the rear sprocket/drum because the sprocket wore out?  How expensive is the part? 
2) On the new UCE bikes can you still remove the rear wheel and tire without taking off the chain?

Scott

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Re: Smaller Rear Sprocket on C5?
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2010, 01:06:49 PM »
So a little thread jacking here now that my curiosity is piqued...
1) How often do you need to change the rear sprocket/drum because the sprocket wore out?  How expensive is the part? 
2) On the new UCE bikes can you still remove the rear wheel and tire without taking off the chain?

Scott

Rear sprocket is usually changed alongside the chain and front sprocket. Depends how well you have looked after the chain. So far what I have heard is that the set can last up to 10-12kmiles but some have reported twice the lifetime in CI bullets. Dont know about the price.

Removal of the rim/tyre is still the old style without touching the chain and pads.

Ducati Scotty

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Re: Smaller Rear Sprocket on C5?
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2010, 08:18:00 PM »
That's the mileage I expected/feared. RE parts are generally affordable so this probably doesn't cost too much.

I guess this was one of their innovations like swingarms suspension, maybe it just didn't work out as well.  Still nice to be able to remove the wheel but leave the chain in place.

Scott

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Re: Smaller Rear Sprocket on C5?
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2010, 04:38:26 PM »
Just poking around the parts site, saw this:
http://store.royalenfieldusa.com/maintenance-repair/driveline/chain-and-sprocket-overhaul-kit

Not a bad price for all the bits I suppose.

Scott

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Re: Smaller Rear Sprocket on C5?
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2010, 05:09:21 PM »
 I should think with careful and regular maintenance a street ridden Bullet should get more than 12,000 miles out of a chain set.
 
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Smaller Rear Sprocket on C5?
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2010, 05:26:58 PM »
Good to know.  Do some people replace the front sprocket while keeping the same rear and chain?  Just trying to gauge maintenance before I buy.

Scott