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Old 07-03-2012, 08:32 PM   #31
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:29 AM   #32
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Need to find a new chain and sprocket set ASAP
Do not know that area but I did find out that rural hardware stores carry stock chains by the link and usually can hook a guy up with a good sprocket. The motorcycle shops I went into were not helpful but the local people were great. Ask around.
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:36 AM   #33
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Any suggestions for a place that i can find a chain and sprockets would be greatly appreciated. I'm currently in Clinton Arkansas
Post up in the Northwest Arkansas thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...7282&page=3287

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Old 07-04-2012, 11:55 AM   #34
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Yup what the ^ other guy said, We've got quite a few riders here in Northwest AR that may have some sprockets.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...7282&page=3287

The local Suzuki dealership here in Fayetteville AR "may" have them in stock, the number is 479-521-7133

This guy also has a motorcycle repair shop not far off the TAT. http://mossycreekcycle.net/
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:57 AM   #35
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Alloy chain rings are worthless....Get a steel chain ring, JT makes good ones. That's what I used it lasted the entire trip, make sure your chain isn't too tight. Your getting ready to throw that chain.

Best thing is to just order a chain rings a few days in advance...but your past that now, and have it sent to where you'll be.

Motorcycle super store is quick.also Rocky mountain ATV and motorcycle.
Dito, Aluminum sprockets suck on singles. Get a cheap steel sprocket and the best quality O-ring/X-ring chain you can afford. You will be adjusting a cheap chain the whole trip but a good chain you won't need to. I'm of no help on where to purchase parts local. Good luck on your adventure. Keep living the dream.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #36
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Does the dRZ use the same sprocket as an RM250?
I have a couple I think for the ATK it uses same sprockets at RM.
I'm not far off the tat either.

It does!!!
Call me I'm in Central Arkansas.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:29 PM   #37
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TNX Catfish..I was thinking of you down that way..I just sent out a tweet abt this for any of the central ar bunch..whats funny is, there is also a TAT rider over here in Locust Grove OK looking for a DRZ sprocket too!
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #38
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I put the JT steel sprocket on for the TAT, busted the chain as it was adjusted too tight and wore out the counter shaft sprocket. Replaced the chain and CS sprocket still have the steel chain ring which has over 9,000 miles on it and still looks very good. Note the chain was oiled EVERY tank full, about 200 miles. No adjustment problems.

Alloy chains have no use for the TAT and IMHO are junk. Weight savings gained from alloy has very minimal effect on acceleration as the weight is centrally located at the hub and not the rim. Heavy duty tubes have more rotational weight than a steel chain ring.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:44 PM   #39
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A post in the regional forums says that you are in locust Grove OK. Are you stuck there? I am 40 miles from you, 15 miles from a suzuki dealer and 20 miles from cycle gear. I'll be glad to help, just let me know. I'll be at work tomorrow though.
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:38 PM   #40
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The search continues!

Wow! thanks for all the effort being put into finding me the parts guys.

I got frustrated in Arkansas looking for parts and decided to continued down the TAT into Oklahoma, being much easier of the throttle now! I made it to Newkirk and after a look at my sprocket i decided i shouldn't risk it anymore. I found some internet in a burger king and decided a Suzuki dealership in Oklahoma city was my best bet. It being the 4th of july is making this a real PITA as i haven't been able to call anyone.

As of right now I'm staying in a motel just outside of the city with a sprocket missing a few teeth. I'm not going far until i get this issue resolved!

bummed i missed out on catfishes offer, thanks again man



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Oklahoma been fun besides stressing about my sprocket. I've really been enjoying the Looong straight roads. Also the Oklahoma plains were wicked cool!


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Old 07-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #41
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There are several bike shops in Ponca City. Just 10 miles south of Newkirk. Including a Kawasaki dealer. A Kawasaki KLX 400 is the exact same bike as a DRZ 400.

You will pass through Ponca City to get to OKC. With teeth already missing you will be lucky to make it to OKC.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #42
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Listen to Rufus. Replace both sprockets and chain asap.

Also, a 14/46 gearing combo isn't really necessary. Besides, you're in a bind, so take what you can get.

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Old 07-04-2012, 10:17 PM   #43
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15-44 is a good combination, good for highway runs, and good for the rest of the TAT. a 13-44 will rev high IMHO at 55-60.

If you can't find a steel sprocket in stock and only can source an alloy and are damned determined to get on the road get the alloy, but order a steel one and have it sent ahead. Then swap it out.
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Old 07-05-2012, 04:50 AM   #44
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If you can't find anything locally, I have a complete new set here that I can overnight to you today. It'll be costly though. 15/44 steel sprockets and O ring chain.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:04 AM   #45
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So in. LOKi from over on the NHF site.

Hope you get that sprocket sorted out. Note to self check condition of sprockets often on long trips.
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