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  • Sprocket Turning

    Can you simply turn the rear or front sprocket around to use both sides? There is a groov on one side but I do not think it does anything. The stock sprocket has that rubber thing and looks like you can turn it around.

    Anyone tried it?

  • #2
    i turned my sprocket around.. now I have a speedy reverse an miles are comming off the clock
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    • #3
      Nah, don't turn them around, just replace them if they are worn out.
      "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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      • #4
        turn

        Well this came up because I have a sprocket that is perfect on one side of the tooth and just slightly starting to be rounded on the other side. I do not see why you could not turn it around? You could get twice the miles if you did it when the sprocket just started to wear. Bolt holes line up. Sprocket teeth line up.

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        • #5
          Interesting thought....

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          • #6
            It is not a costly replacement.. just go pick up a new one!

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            • #7
              There are times when it's OK to be thrifty. Motorcycle parts is not one of those times.

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              • #8
                Your teeth have all ready been stressed one way, now you want to put it on backwards and stress them the other way, that will weaken them up for a start. I'm betting you wont get anything close to half the wear compared to the wear vs. miles from it's original orientation.

                And I'd have to agree with 996TLR aswell.

                It's not worth the risk.
                "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                • #9
                  You have to be kidding you want to extend the life of your sprockets by turning them around. I just got my TLR but my previous ZX7 I had 5 sets of sprockets all different sizes. so I could change my riding style any day I wanted. Point here is they are cheap just splurge, while you are at it get a new and good chain, possibly get a conversion to save a few pounds.

                  anyway dont reuse the old one please
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                  • #10
                    I'm having a hard time affording a pack of smokes and I sprung for new chain and sprokets. Trust us, it's not worth it. You'll be when you throw a chain in the middle of no where.
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                    • #11
                      Sure.. You can reverse it.. It'll suck and teeth will pop off it like crazy leaving you stranded.. but technically you can do it..

                      It just that it's stupid and dangerous.
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                      • #12
                        stressed

                        All of the replies seem to forget that the sprocket I am talking about is not 10000 miles and worn down to nubs. I am talking about switching the sprocket every 2000 miles back and forth from new and getting equal wear. The sprocket is steel not aluminum and the teeth will not just come popping off. I knew that people would be against it. But the reasons are all only one logical answer so far from tlsdoug.

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                        • #13
                          correction

                          Sorry, I always get good answers from tlsdoug but this time is was from steve tls. Credit where it is due.

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                          • #14
                            Sorry to bother you with my unenlightened opinion..

                            A new sprocket is about $30-40, and lasts thousands of miles.. Who cares? buy a new one or waste your time every 2000 miles removing your rear, flipping everything, putting it back together and realigning it.

                            It's your call, have fun with it.
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                            • #15
                              After it starts to wear your chain wears with it. They wear into a pattern together. So when you flip it you will get about half the miles before it shows the same wear because the chain will quickly wear that side of the sprocket into the same pattern. Thats the reason you always change your sprockets with your chain. You can do as you suggested but as some have put it it's not worth the hassle for no more than a sprocket will cost you. I would not suggest it .
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