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Old 08-30-2012, 12:23 AM   #61
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I wish there were a payment method that did not involve PayPal.
I think you can pay via credit card, but Lennie will tell you more.

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So, I'm left wondering, will they work in a 1200?
They do work on 1200 bikes too, except the DOHC ones.

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Old 08-30-2012, 11:14 PM   #62
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The Rocket Sprockets fit all single cam Oilhead twins from the R850 to the R1200.

I can accept credit card but it gets billed via my other company and I require more than just a credit card number to process.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:39 AM   #63
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I'm in...

Ok thanks, made the payment today via paypal.

Bikes a 98 1100gs
Is it worth renewing the cam sprocket retaining bolts and doing the LH cam chain adjuster upgrade whilst its in bits?

From experience what o rings seals etc would people be ordering to make the fitting as smooth as possible?

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Old 08-31-2012, 06:38 AM   #64
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I think you can pay via credit card, but Lennie will tell you more.



They do work on 1200 bikes too, except the DOHC ones.

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Thanks. I may well get a set over winter. Probably will.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #65
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Fitted and brief review

First off thanks Lennie - from payment to delivery was 5 working days, that's good service from halfway around the world.

I finally got around to fitting the new sprockets, installing the sprockets is not a difficult job to do just fiddly it took me 5 hours ish but that was on my own taking it really carefully. All in all with all the injector & Throttle body o rings etc it cost me Ł140 ish.

Over the weekend i've done around 250 miles mostly minor and B roads, its the first time I've been out since I fitted the cam sprockets and I was unsure of what to expect. By nature I'm a realist and rarely expect reality to live up to the hype and have to say I wasn't really expecting big things from them however I have to say I'm quite impressed by the results.

Noticeable increase in bottom end torque, it seems to pull a gear higher in any given situation, for example previous 3rd gear roundabouts can now be taken in fourth and they certainly make the bike more responsive at the speeds I ride (50-90 mph range). I would imagine you'd really notice the extra low down torque with a pillion on board.

Definite increase in fuel mileage 52.5mpg over 207 miles of fairly spirited riding, measured using full tank to full tank method. Compared to the previous fill up which had been 43.5mpg not exactly the same sort of riding agreed but I genuinely believe i'll be seeing an improvement in the order of 10% - With the price of petrol nowadays averaging Ł1.40 a litre in the UK I'm expecting them to pay for themselves fairly quickly.

Low speed running is massively improved no surging at sub 30 mph speeds regardless of what gear your in, its worth mentioning that my bike has always surged at low speeds so this is a big bonus for me. TBH the low speed surging has been an issue since i've had the bike. After a service it improves slightly but soon goes back to where it was so this improvement in low speed running was an unexpected but very welcome bonus.

Overall I'm pleased with the way its worked out, I would say the improvement in ride\responsiveness with normal throttle use is quite subtle a bit like fitting good quality suspension you seem to go that bit quicker that bit easier but it takes time to adjust and dial into it however if you give it a proper twist its more noticeable and makes the bike feel substantially quicker - its made a nice bike that bit more fun and the additional fuel economy should recover the cost of the sprockets over time.

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #66
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John,

A good honest write up that is consistent with the results most people get.

You are correct about the fuel savings and having them pay for themselves in short order. Imagine long term you can up your riding mileage and not pay more.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #67
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will they increase or reduce the engine knocking under load with cheap gas?

Id like to buy a set, but I do not want to be forced to find high octane fuel.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:14 AM   #68
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mouthful,

Not having had a bike that knocks like yours to fit a set to, I cannot say definitively that it eliminates the knocking or pinging. What I can say is that all reports to date say that the bikes fitted with the sprockets experience a reduction of pinging under load.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:45 AM   #69
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thanks for the info Lennie!

I will add a set to my wish list.

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Old 10-21-2012, 08:00 PM   #70
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Has anyone added the sprockets since the last post? If so, what do you think of them?
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:39 AM   #71
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3 more friends went for this mod. I have ordered them and got to put them inside an R1200RT. The rest of 2 sets await. Too bad it's snow outside, to test ride the RT
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:56 PM   #72
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What an artistic pattern you have made. Thanks for the business and I hope the customers enjoy the result once the snow is gone.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:58 PM   #73
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Thank you, Lennie, for making these sprockets

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:56 PM   #74
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Dan,

How are the intalls going for the 3 bikes?
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #75
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Karl,

Thank you for the feedback and I do not take it as negative but I guess I need to fully explain to all exactly what they are and what they fit.

I can add to my web page and make it more intuitive and show more photos.

I state that the sprockets are available for 'all R259 models' and I also state that I have customers with R1200GS that like the result of the fitment but I will add a list of all the models they fit.

As far as price is concerned, they are CNC machined and heat treated and cost a lot to have manufactured. I have many customers that feel the fuel savings will pay for them over time and the improvement to their bikes as a result of the fitment makes it a worthwhile modification.
Changing valve timing on the boxer is an inexpensive way to improve engine output and performance. These sprockets do that.

Changing the exhaust system on a boxer is a way to spend a lot of money and get nothing but a burpy sounding noise for your $500.00+ expense.
I don't understand the concern about price???

Sprockets=performance improvement.
Exhaust=more noise

Change the sprockets...leave the exhaust OE....save money.
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