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    Chain & Sprockets
    on: June 19, 2020, 08:23:42 am
    June 19, 2020, 08:23:42 am
    Morning all,

    Does anyone know if;

    a) the chain/sprocket combination for the VFR800X were the same specification from 2015-2019?

    b) if so, is there also an overlap with the VFR800F?

    I'm really struggling to find replacement sprockets for my 2019 CR!

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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 08:33:54 am
    June 19, 2020, 08:33:54 am
    Check this out. The chain and sprockets for the listed 2017 model are the same for the 2019 model.

    https://chainsandsprockets.co.uk/collections/all/Honda_VFR800-X-Crossrunner-(15-17)_2017?sort_by=price-ascending
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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 08:40:53 am
    June 19, 2020, 08:40:53 am
    Cheers. Is that the right chain length for this bike, 110 links?

    I'm a bit wary of JT front sprockets; I fitted one to my old Kawasaki and it made a right racket compared with the OEM rubber-damped sprocket.

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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 10:22:03 am
    June 19, 2020, 10:22:03 am
    Yep. A 110 link 525 chain with a 16 tooth front sprocket and a 43 tooth rear. There are other sprocket manufacturers aside from JT.
    To have to replace the chain and sprockets on a 2019 CR seems a bit premature?
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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #4 on: June 19, 2020, 10:32:52 am
    June 19, 2020, 10:32:52 am
    Thanks. Yeah I know! Not sure how it's happened, but some of the X rings are fragmenting (need to check every link tonight after work); I spotted this yesterday on the master link but I think I saw it somewhere else too. The chain has only done 7.5k miles (1.5k of those in my ownership) but has a bit of surface rust in places from when I got it (I have kept it meticulously lubricated and clean).

    I'm inclined perhaps to just replace the chain as any surface rust is likely to continue to agitate the X-rings and given a replacement link (plus postage) is 20% or so of the cost of a new chain, it seems worthwhile. I looked at the sprockets and they seem sound and the chain has no stretch at all.

    It's a shame really - Japanese DID chain, it should last a lot longer than this!

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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #5 on: June 19, 2020, 04:07:36 pm
    June 19, 2020, 04:07:36 pm
    The sprockets should be OK. The OEM chain is not the best quality available and is an 'O' ring jobbie. In the past I have used RK ZXW Gold chains on various bikes and they are excellent.
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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #6 on: June 21, 2020, 04:41:33 pm
    June 21, 2020, 04:41:33 pm
    My oem chain lasted 36.000km, so not to shabby. Personally I would't worry about a fragmenting (does it mean the same as "frozen link"?) X-ring. At the mo my chain has about a dozen frozen links at 30k km, it does make the bike run a little less smooth, but no problems other then that.
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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #7 on: June 22, 2020, 07:52:33 am
    June 22, 2020, 07:52:33 am
    Sorry to clarify, the rubbers are starting to deteriorate, so there's little fragments of the ring poking out from the links. Pretty sure it's an X-ring chain and it's a sliver of one of the four parts of the "X" that's detached, but obviously not ideal! Going to be especially pedantic about chain lubrication for now but will probably change it out some point this year. A shiny new DID chain will be arriving this week and I'll be keeping that to one side so if I detect any slight suggestion the chain is wearing a bit more, I'll swap it over.

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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #8 on: September 26, 2020, 04:26:22 pm
    September 26, 2020, 04:26:22 pm
    Not sure if you managed to pick one up by now. I went with this one on eBay. If you type this number 322991914490 in the search bit, it brings up the item. I managed to pick it up for £92 using a rewards voucher from PayPal.

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    Re: Chain & Sprockets
    Reply #9 on: September 26, 2020, 09:23:20 pm
    September 26, 2020, 09:23:20 pm
    Quick heads up to folk who don't want to pay Honda's eyewatering £59.40 for the rubber cushioned front sprocket and don't want the solid steel noisy JT front one...there is an alternative silent front 16t Ognibene sprocket at £19 available from bike torque racing...which has the rubber noise reduction on both sides of the sprocket as opposed to the one side that the genuine Honda part has :152:
    I've used these on my previous bikes and they matched the quality and noise reduction of the original parts :028:

    JT :015:

     



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