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Im very excited. I just ordered some sprockets for my ZX-6r the other day. I should get them in on Mon or Tue. I bought them from www.thestuntfactory.com Called them up, told them I was a beginer and what I wanted to do and they hooked me up. Very nice guys and was willing to talk to me on the phone for quite some time about everything. I ended up getting a Stage II stunt sprocket kit. Front -1 Rear +2 and a chain. Cant wait to start riding wheelies!!
 

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Umm.. If all you are doing is -1 front +2 rear there is no need for a new chain..
 

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You could have just gotten another link. But what chain did the hook you up with? TSF is good people. Good with shipping too. Hope you like your new setup.
 

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I thought you didn't need a new chain only if you went -1 and +3 rather than -1 and +2. I was interested in getting a sprocket kit as well because i figured that losing some top speed is no big deal since I'll never reach it anyways. I went to the Starboyz wheelie school a week ago and it was the shit!!! I can ride them pretty good in first doing throttle wheelies but i'm still learning how to clutch it up. Can't seem to get the hang of clutching it up in 2nd at all and to do a good throttle wheelie in first i gotta be doing about 40 or so and I want the sprocket kit so that i can bring it up easier at slower speeds. A lot of people have said not to bother with a sprocket kit though until I get pretty good at doing them without it and I think i'm getting to that point. Anybody have some advice on learning stand-ups??
 

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I hear good things about the starboys school. I was talkin to scott and thew a while back about it. Just kinda curious if they thought they were stealing peoples money. Thew put a good thought in my head. He said "at first, yea, I thought it was a crime to take that much money from someone for so little. But the, when you see a guy who can't even get the front up an inch... doing 1/4 wheelies after a day of practice... it makes it all worth it. And they'll tell you the same thing."

Ok, back on target. Sprockets are good for stunt bikes. If you have a stunt bike, do it up. As far as your daily streetbike. I wouldn't suggest it. It makes the temptation even greater. And thats when you get into trouble. Trust me, I know. You can do any wheelie you want with stock setup. Bigger sprockets just help with slower wheelies and tank wheelies. So, until you get into them, or unless you have a huge craving for sick accelleration, I'd say hold off. Good luck either way.

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Venom Sprockets

I'm on vacation in FLA and met the owner of Venom sprockets at a bike show. His manufacturer and machinist is a good friend's father - Anthony DiGiorgio. The sprocket has the sweetest look to it like none I've seen anywhere online. It's anodized so it has a black finish and has the venom logo all over it. They sponsor Kyle Woods and Todd Colbert - some pretty serious stunt riders. The sprockets are quality and they gave me one to try out. I'm rode another bike with one on there and the power transfer to the rear wheel was amazing. Check out their sites:

www.clearwaterbiker.com

http://venomsprockets.com

Let me know what you guys think... I'll forward any feedback to the machinist and owner good or bad... I'm sure they'd like to hear what people are saying about their product. As of now they only make rear sprockets but were debating doing a front as well. I'd also really like to hear if any of you already have a venom sprocket and how it's working.
 

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My gixxer has a +20 rear sprocket from venom... awesome!
 

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The one they gave me is a 55 tooth I think. I'm not sure what the stock is on my '02 gix 750
 

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Yosh750 said:
Im pretty sure the stock rear sprocket has 45 teeth
Yuppers. + 10 is a really good stunt setup to start with. You'll like it once you get used to it.
 

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Wow... those are the evilist looking sprockets I have ever seen. Most sprocket seem pretty neutral, not willing to take on any sides in the great conflict, but these venom ones look like they are ready to march for the antichrist.
Or maybe roll..

What would the anti christ do with a sprocket anyway? Paperweight?

But it would be a paperweight evil enough to not look silly sitting by the antichrist!


Yeah, they also look heavy as hell. I would put a whole lot of holes in them.
The engraving also makes them look expansive.

So their kind of like 26" spinners. Not entirely sure why they would be any better than any other sprockets, but if bling is your thing, those are they way to go.
 

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They're made of the same material as most sprockets... aluminum, the exception is that they've been anodized which gives them much greater strength without adding weight, that's also the reason they have the black finish - from the anodization process. The engravings shouldn't add any weight at all... if anything maybe shave a little more off. Most people who stunt aren't worried about reducing weight anyways, that's for drag racing riders to worry about isn't it? My friends father told me all about the processes and equipment they use to manufacture these things and they have an awesome setup at Venom. I'm not a spokesperson or salesman by any means, but they gained another faithful customer in me when they hooked me up with a sprocket.
 

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Ok buddy go look at a stock sprocket on a bike. You will see huge holes cut in it to save weight. Sure stunt guys dont worry too much about weight, but keep in mind this is the worst place to add weight to the bike. for one its unsprungs, which means its located where the suspension cannot deal with it. 2 its rotating which means it adds to the gyro forces of the wheel. But we're stunting so it doesnt matter.
Now to the anodizing finish. Anodizing it accomplished by putting aluminum in some sort of electrolite (ussually H2SO4) and running current thru it. It oxidizes the outer layer of aluminum forming Al2O3, which is a common ceramic. This layer is only mil's thick. It protects the aluminum underneath from oxidizing, but it does nothing to strengthen the piece. That layer is also highly porous, which means it accepts color easily. But its just a protective coating, no different than paint, or powdercoat. Just cheaper.
 

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Thanks for clearing that up for me... they do have some holes cut out on either side of the snake heads all around the sprocket... I honestly don't know all that much about machining... I'm just regurgitating what I was told the best I can and basically wanted to see what the general consensus on these sprockets was since I thought they were pretty sweet.
 

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I'm not trying to knock them down, they do look pretty sweet. But its without a doubt bling at the expense of function
 

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Vash said:
Wow... those are the evilist looking sprockets I have ever seen. Most sprocket seem pretty neutral, not willing to take on any sides in the great conflict, but these venom ones look like they are ready to march for the antichrist.
Or maybe roll..

What would the anti christ do with a sprocket anyway? Paperweight?

But it would be a paperweight evil enough to not look silly sitting by the antichrist!
:laughing: :laughing:
 
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