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I am in need for a new chain and sprocket soon so I'm already ready to order right now to be on the safe side. I have searched quite a bit but not enough to know the best bundle for the price. I came down to these two decisions but still open to other options. Plus I looked at supersprox but I just use my bike for normal city riding so I think that might be overkill, anything would help, and thanks in advance fellow zx6r riders!

 

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" and sprockets kit, premium japan" isn't very detailed in what sprockets you are really getting or how good they really are.

Both kits~ the chains they come with are of equal quality and I wouldn't be worried about either to last a good long time

The Vortex sprocket kit, as long as that rear is the steel (and it looks to be....but double check) I would go that route

I sell/install mostly Sunstar sprockets and both DID and RK chains and those prices above are decent prices
 

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Yeah, get it from motomummy. Idk where you live, but nothing has ever taken more than 2 days when I buy from them.
 

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Aluminum isn't as bad as everyone here makes it out to be. If you ride track or extremely aggressive on the street then yes. But, under normal "legal" riding conditions they perform well and last the life of the chain if you properly maintain your chain.
 

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^ I have dozens of aluminum rears in the trash and displayed on the wall that haven't made 8000 miles of street use, many haven't even seen 5000 miles


And JT sprockets are below average, I see 25% better life out of just about anyone elses steel sprockets (especially the fronts) plus the JT's are not exactly round either, if you put a dial guage on the rear you will likely see a big swing~ atleast the few I checked were that way.

I think somewhere I had posted a pic f a JT sprocket set at 10k that had good chain maintnenance
 

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^ I have dozens of aluminum rears in the trash and displayed on the wall that haven't made 8000 miles of street use, many haven't even seen 5000 miles


And JT sprockets are below average, I see 25% better life out of just about anyone else's steel sprockets (especially the fronts) plus the JT's are not exactly round either, if you put a dial gauge on the rear you will likely see a big swing~ at least the few I checked were that way.

I think somewhere I had posted a pic f a JT sprocket set at 10k that had good chain maintnenance
I've had good luck with aluminum sprockets as has a friend of mine. As a matter of fact, his D.I.D. chain needs replaced right now with roughly 3k miles on it and his vortex aluminum sprocket is still looking good (he's a stickler for maintenance as well). I usually run Sunstar sprockets on everything (dirt/street) anyways so I have no experience with JT.
 

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I guess I'm just too damn hard to please, I don't like either kit, In fact I can never find a kit I do like.
I end up buying my chains & sprockets separately, just to get exactly what I want. It's the OCD.

Go with the best X ring chain (EK, makes the best) you can afford, & light weight steel sprocket's. Sunstar, Renthal, or Superlite.
 

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I guess I'm just too damn hard to please, I don't like either kit, In fact I can never find a kit I do like.
I end up buying my chains & sprockets separately, just to get exactly what I want. It's the OCD.

Go with the best X ring chain (EK, makes the best) you can afford, & light weight steel sprocket's. Sunstar, Renthal, or Superlite.
Ok, will look into those sprockets then!
 

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P.s I just went to "the snake" today on my first canyon ride and dropped my chicken strip to this. Is this good? Don't really know where the strip should end?
 

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P.s I just went to "the snake" today on my first canyon ride and dropped my chicken strip to this. Is this good? Don't really know where the strip should end?
~jokingly~....nope that is not far enough..........go lean further!!

~seriously~ we can't see your body position or anything that directly affects how much of your tire you use........so who cares about how big or little the "chickenstrip" is without knowing everything that goes into the factoring of said chickenstrip....

and PS--looks like the center tread depth of that rear tire is pretty near the wear bars.... better start thinking of budget on replacement
 
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