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Old February 4th, 2018, 10:57 PM   #1
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Question Chain and sprockets recommendation?

Folks,

Need some advice on a set of chain and sprockets for my hyperstrada 821.
I will be in California for a week and thinking of picking up a set to save the hassle of importing it to India when the time arrives for a change.
Which brand should I go for and from which website? would like to stick to the stock ratios.
My bike has clocked 18k kms and trying to figure out what parts i can buy there and save some $$.

Thanks!
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Old February 5th, 2018, 06:03 AM   #2
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The front is a $25 item. Pretty standard. There is an o-ring that should be replaced - I got mine on ebay.

For the rear I got this : COMPLETE REAR (#PCD2-KIT) SUPERLITE QUICK CHANGE CARRIER & SPROCKET - DUCATI 796/820/848/1000/1100

A bit more than the oem, but for the next change I'll only have to remove the outer sprocket ring, and the replacement will be about $50.00. You could pick up a replacement while you're here and be ready for the next change.

I'd stick with steel.

I'm sure someone has a favorite chain - any decent O or X ring will do.
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Old February 5th, 2018, 06:31 PM   #3
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I would continue to ask around in the Ducati community regards sprockets ... perhaps more good choices there as offered above. ??

For me, OEM Ducati are not bad. Not the cheapest, probably pretty good.
ONLY STEEL. no Alu sprocs!

I have more experience with CHAINS ... over 250,000 miles on VM2 DID X Ring chains. ZX6, ZX10, 2 Tigers, Vstroms, 2 DR650's.

Be sure to pay a bit extra and get the DID ZVM (DID top of the line chain) for hyperstrada. It should last up to 20,000 miles or beyond with reasonable care.
A GREAT CHAIN!

TIP: to extend chain life, replace only the FRONT sprocket at about 10K miles.
Easy and cheap to do. Yes, this really works! Adds about 15% overall to chain life.

Shop around on line for best deal on chains. I was using Deland Motorsports in Florida ... but recently ALL their prices took a BIG jump up.

Not sure where to get the best deal on Ducati OEM parts ... anyone?
(I'm new to Ducati too)
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Old February 6th, 2018, 12:31 AM   #4
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The front is a $25 item. Pretty standard. There is an o-ring that should be replaced - I got mine on ebay.

For the rear I got this : COMPLETE REAR (#PCD2-KIT) SUPERLITE QUICK CHANGE CARRIER & SPROCKET - DUCATI 796/820/848/1000/1100

A bit more than the oem, but for the next change I'll only have to remove the outer sprocket ring, and the replacement will be about $50.00. You could pick up a replacement while you're here and be ready for the next change.

I'd stick with steel.

I'm sure someone has a favorite chain - any decent O or X ring will do.
Interesting, i will check this out for surely. .
Does this really improve performance when compared to stock setup? Did you notice any? looks great for sure.
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Old February 6th, 2018, 12:33 AM   #5
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I would continue to ask around in the Ducati community regards sprockets ... perhaps more good choices there as offered above. ??

For me, OEM Ducati are not bad. Not the cheapest, probably pretty good.
ONLY STEEL. no Alu sprocs!

I have more experience with CHAINS ... over 250,000 miles on VM2 DID X Ring chains. ZX6, ZX10, 2 Tigers, Vstroms, 2 DR650's.

Be sure to pay a bit extra and get the DID ZVM (DID top of the line chain) for hyperstrada. It should last up to 20,000 miles or beyond with reasonable care.
A GREAT CHAIN!

TIP: to extend chain life, replace only the FRONT sprocket at about 10K miles.
Easy and cheap to do. Yes, this really works! Adds about 15% overall to chain life.

Shop around on line for best deal on chains. I was using Deland Motorsports in Florida ... but recently ALL their prices took a BIG jump up.

Not sure where to get the best deal on Ducati OEM parts ... anyone?
(I'm new to Ducati too)
Thanks! DID come standard on most of the Ducatis I think. Will stick to this brand.
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Old February 6th, 2018, 04:05 AM   #6
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Interesting, i will check this out for surely. .
Does this really improve performance when compared to stock setup? Did you notice any? looks great for sure.
On its own it doesn't really change performance. It still uses the stock cush drive unless you get the stiffer ones from them. They won't really improve performance, but take a tiny bit of flex out of the driveline.

The biggest benefit is being able to change the rear sprocket without undoing the large nut on the rear, and swapping the cush drive to the new sprocket each time.
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On its own it doesn't really change performance. It still uses the stock cush drive unless you get the stiffer ones from them. They won't really improve performance, but take a tiny bit of flex out of the driveline.

The biggest benefit is being able to change the rear sprocket without undoing the large nut on the rear, and swapping the cush to the new sprocket each time.
Yes - that's right. No need to undo the whole cush drive etc.. which is most of the work and kind of pita since the cush pucks are held in by expansion so it becomes almost a 3 handed job. 2 things to note if you're doing it yourself:

The cush pucks are crudely punched out in the back, but this punch out is for a 12mm allen socket. You'll need it.
The drive cover nut holes aren't round- they're slightly oval. I thought this was wear, but it's actually a type of lock system.

Personally, I wouldn't put the stiffer cush pucks in - the drive is cushy for a reason, and certainly not sloppy on the ducati.

I'd also note that my stock chain lasted about 20,000 miles, but when it went, it degraded quickly. Also - the rear sprocket had wear signs (though not hooked or anything), while the front looked pretty good. Seems counterintuitive and ymmv.

Once done though, the driveline was smooth and sweet. This bike is sensitive to driveline wear, and you forget how good it can be.

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Old February 6th, 2018, 03:44 PM   #8
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I initially installed the Superlite sprocket with the OEM cush drives but wasn't really happy with the fit. It just didn't seem quite tight enough so I ordered the cush drives for the Superlite set and they seemed to fit better. And besides, they're red!


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Yes - that's about right. No need to undo the whole cush drive etc.. which is most of the work and kind of pita since the cush drives are held in by expansion so it becomes almost a 3 handed job.

Personally, I wouldn't put the stiffer cush pucks in - the drive is cushy for a reason, and certainly not sloppy on the ducati.
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