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Old 08-16-2011, 02:41 PM   #1
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950 ADV - Source for sprockets & chain?

Any recommendations for a vendor w/ good price & service (is that too much to ask)?
Need my knees in the breeze through the trees.

'04 KTM 950 ADVENTURE (black) - '05 Honda XR650R (plated) - '97 Honda XR600R (plated) - '99 Honda Valkyrie Interstate (joy rides with my wife and kids)
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:48 PM   #2
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:00 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by sonoran View Post has a couple of package deals.
And they've got supersprox stealth rears if you're not into packages.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:45 PM   #4
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I second KTM twins...they always have good service, communication, shipping etc. if you buy more then $1000 worth of stuff you get a %10 discount on things.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:29 AM   #5
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I recently went with BlackDogCycleWorks and got the DID chain that DID specs for this displacement bike. It costs more, but hopefully will last longer.

DID specs the one KTMTwins sells for use on no more than a 750cc bike.

Several other chain and sprocket vendors were selling this same chain for the 9X0 bikes, perhaps just to look like the best deal, or, because it is an inventory item for more applications. Whatever the reason, I figured it was best to use the chain that DID recommends for this application.

BDCW had a better price on the bling rear sprocket than KTMTwins by about thirty or so bucks.

With the correct chain and both sprockets (damped 16 and bling 45), shipped, the total price was just under $400. With any luck I'll make this one last twenty or thirty thousand miles.

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Old 08-17-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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try these guys, I've had great luck with them. their pricing is lower than most and most stuff is in stock. He went out of his way to help me with shipping to Alaska. +1
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:27 AM   #7
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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Where not to go!

All the names mentioned above are good. I've even had sprocket specialists make me a custom one in aluminum (43 teeth).

I can tell you where not to go = sidewinder sprockets! Stay away from that overpriced shit. They tried to talk me into running a 520 size sprocket with the stock 525 size chain and countershaft sprocket. NOT ON MY BIKE!

I've had good experiences with them before for regular dirt bike stuff (520 size), but NOT for the 525 size stuff that comes on the KTMs 950/990.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:50 PM   #9
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+1 concerning the VM2. Great chain, excellent price. I've got over 20k miles on mine and am waiting for it to VM2 and sprockets on the bench but it just keeps going, and going, and going...
For Sale: 2012 KTM 990 Adventure
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by kingoftwins View Post
When DID States 750cc max on some of their chains they mean 750cc fire breathing race bikes. Now if you have been in the game long enough you understand the difference in the power delivery of a inline 4 and a v-twin. has both installed and sold hundreds of the VM2 chains without a single problem or break on any of the 950 or 990's. The tensile strength is much higher then what was being run in professional racing just 3 years ago because of the the speed in which technology has progressed. If you are looking for the utmost in strength then the ZVM-X would be your chain of choice simply based on numbers. The chain that comes stock on the Adventure and the rest of the 990cc bikes for that matter is a much cheaper and lower tensile strength chain. If that was a dangerous situation you know that KTM would not allow their bikes to leave the showroom floor with a dangerous item such as a chain that has a risk of breaking on you at speed. We are happy to offer up the ZVM-X chains as a option for those willing to pay the high price of $200.00 plus for a chain. We all run the VM2 and have to say that we have put that chain to the test and have come away very impressed with the strength, lack of stretch and overall integrity.
That's good to know.

Never was too concerned about any danger from the ratings being different. Was mostly wanting to get the most durable, long-lasting chain.

Maybe I'll get 40K out of the ZVM-X . . . .

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Old 05-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #11
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Anyone try supersprox? Wanna git a 48 for my 04 950 adventure. Gonna run 17/48 for short range adventures on local fire roads, 16/48 to try my damnest to keep up in the tight stuff with my DR 650 buddies, and eventually git a. Adventure Wheel kit or Supermoto Wheel kit and run it 16/42 for local twisties with the sport bikers, and 17/42 for the daily grind and long range adventure touring.

Need to find someone that'll make a 48 for me though :p
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:58 PM   #12
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Supersprox/KTM Hardparts Stealth rear

OEM damped front (buy a 17t & 16t for quick hearing changes)

Renthal RS4 chain w/rivet master link clip- it's a great chain

about $280 total

I've got over 21,000 miles on mine, nowhere close to needing replaced

I always lube mine (Belray SuperClean or Motorex road chain lube) right when I get home & the chain is hot. No fling, no mess- the warm chain sucks the lube right in and it's good to go next time you ride

Of course an automatic chain oiler is nice too- Scotoiler is the only brand I have used but there are more than a few out there.
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