Carrier- Amazon.com: JT Sprockets JTA750B Aluminum Rear Sprocket Carrier: AutomotiveCan you tell me from which store you purchased the parts? thanks!
Sprocketcenter has the rubber damping ones in stock for 520 and 525.A couple of things:
There is an o-ring behind the front sprocket that should be replaced
It might not be a bad idea the replace the thin washer you bend over to lock the front sprocket in place. Kuksol used 2 as his let go.
I'd like to get a front sprocket with rubber damping but no-one seems to sell them for this bike though JT lists one. I've read they're common on Japanese bikes since the 90s. Sounds like a good idea though not necessary.
If the chain can touch the swingarm and you've adjusted all the way out, it's time to do the deed.Definitely time for a new chain on my bike after 16k, I've noticed some stiff links and noise from the drivetrain when riding around town (the only time I don't have ear plugs in) and I can pull the chain away from the rear sprocket a bit.
If I'm doing this I'm performance focused, but a little bling can't hurt. I'm curious if you considered the superlight carrier at all, it seems like it'd be similar quality to the JT carrier, and it comes in pretty colors, so there's that.
It's a good chain breaker. People mis-use stuff and then blame the stuff. Grease and easy steady pressure....I went with this chain breaker/rivet tool and the supplied rivet master link. There are many reviews and videos about this specific tool, half good and half bad. The bad all talk about how it difficult to thread and get alot of pressure. That all points to threads that arent cleaned up and lack of grease. I wire wheeled the threads and used some grease on the threads of the tool as well as the points the touch the links and it worked flawlessly. Very good product for the price after you do a couple things to make it work the way it is supposed to(especially since it will only be used a hand full of times in its life or before i lose it). It allows you to put the pressure on the links to load the plates then activate the riveting pin which is really nice. Those screw on master links seem weak imo. They also look odd and out of place imo. Not that they are inferior but if the goal is "bling" then a mismatched master link doesnt really foot the bill with it being out in the open. I believe those are also not ment to be reused numerous times. If I'm not mistaken, dont they snap off a section of it once it is locked down? If we are replacing every o ring and lock washer then we surely wont be reusing a non-servicable master link given the severity if it were to fail, right?
I may be lucky but in my 30+ years of riding I have never broke a chain or needed to field modulate one to get me home(on road or offroad)...knock on wood.
As for the carrier, the JT seems to be the "go to" bang for the buck carrier since it actually does fit the Superlite sprockets. So it has all the convenience and access to the easy to acquire superlite sprockets. Sucks you were missing parts with your JT piece. My carrier was finished off nicely. Here is my actual piece(top) next to Superlite (bottom). It was a shame to cover it with the hub carrier cover.
They continue to list the 525 damped sprocket but don't actually sell it as far as I can tell. Click on the image and it reads 520.Sprocketcenter has the rubber damping ones in stock for 520 and 525.