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Old 03-18-2009, 08:41 PM
Creative Engineering Creative Engineering is offline
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Default Re: Warped Chinese Sprocket!

Originally Posted by Retmachinist View Post
I was getting some parts ready for another build and decided to stick this sprocket in the lathe and check it out. Some of these Chinese sprockets are terrible. This particular one ran out over .080. It just happened to come frome Zone 8. It's no wonder people have trouble trying to true up the rear sprocket coupling. It's hopeless with a sprocket like this. Lucky I had a couple spares I had purchased from Duane at Thatsdax that ran very true. Thanks Duane!

John, Are we having fun yet?

I did the same thing, meaning I bought kits from many different suppliers to see what I was going to be up against as far as making replacement parts. Dimensionally they are all over the Granite and back again.

Dax, Spookytooth, King up in Canada, and bike-to-moped in Kalamazoo MI, offer the best kits, the best service, and as an added bonus they speak English! Any of these guys can get bad parts from time-to-time, but at least the above mentioned will quickly take care of any manufacturing flaws.

The rest are scrap peddlers.


Last edited by Creative Engineering; 03-18-2009 at 08:44 PM.
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