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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword View Post
    Just called Tsubaki in Welshpool and the chain I was quoted on is their Alpha XRS range

    So an X-ring chain, suitable for up to 120HP (waayyyy more than the Gladius could ever produce) and a potential 30,000kms lifespan if maintained properly for $132incl GST seems like a pretty good deal to me.....so the final set up will be a genuine front sprocket, Tsubaki Alpha XRS chain and a JT rear sprocket

    I guess time will tell if its the best way to go for the Gladius

    Thanks to everyone who posted tips and info
    If you haven't already bought it, I've been running these for a while http://www.peterstevens.com.au/genui...eet-bikes.html

    Works out about AU$105~ to your door including master link (as it comes with clip link) and postage last time one I ordered from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by claymen View Post
    If you haven't already bought it, I've been running these for a while http://www.peterstevens.com.au/genui...eet-bikes.html

    Works out about AU$105~ to your door including master link (as it comes with clip link) and postage last time one I ordered from there.
    Thanks claymen ......already bought the Tsubaki one now....will keep the info for next time though thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword View Post
    Thanks claymen ......already bought the Tsubaki one now....will keep the info for next time though thanks
    No worries, yer I looked at Tsubaki but when the DID was that sorta price delivered.. And I didn't have to go anywhere..
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    On Saturday morning fitted the bits.....so Gladius now has a genuine front sprocket, Tsubaki chain and a JT rear sprocket....no horrible noises anymore and hopefully it will stay that way for a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword View Post
    On Saturday morning fitted the bits.....so Gladius now has a genuine front sprocket, Tsubaki chain and a JT rear sprocket....no horrible noises anymore and hopefully it will stay that way for a while
    Regular cleaning and lubrication and you'll get a good run out of most chains
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    Quote Originally Posted by claymen View Post
    Regular cleaning and lubrication and you'll get a good run out of most chains
    +1 If you aren't getting well over 40k from a decent brand of chain and steel sprockets then something is wrong

    My BB has a Supersprox Stealth 46T Rear Sprocket, 17T Front Sprocket & DID Gold 530ZVM2 Chain on it, fitted @ ~78 000km and she now has over 145 000k on her and still only ~1/2 worn which is great considering the bike, my heavy arse and the way I ride Part of that I reckon is the Scottoiler which keeps it constantly lubed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Para045 View Post
    +1 If you aren't getting well over 40k from a decent brand of chain and steel sprockets then something is wrong

    My BB has a Supersprox Stealth 46T Rear Sprocket, 17T Front Sprocket & DID Gold 530ZVM2 Chain on it, fitted @ ~78 000km and she now has over 145 000k on her and still only ~1/2 worn which is great considering the bike, my heavy arse and the way I ride Part of that I reckon is the Scottoiler which keeps it constantly lubed
    I was looking at getting a Scott oiler Para045 as I do around 400kms per week just commuting and then whatever extra at the weekends so an oiler might be a good investment.....especially if it helps with the chain longevity
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sword View Post
    I was looking at getting a Scott oiler Para045 as I do around 400kms per week just commuting and then whatever extra at the weekends so an oiler might be a good investment.....especially if it helps with the chain longevity
    If you are doing heaps of km's then they are well worth the investment When I put mine on I was doing ~550km a week just to and from work plus any other riding on days off so well worth it to reduce the hassle of getting on my hands and knees every couple of days to squirt chain oil on the chain and sprockets

    The only downside if you can call it that is that with mine as it is run off engine vacuum it does drip sometimes if left running in on spot for any length of time and you get a bit of fling onto the rim which collects dust and looks a bit grotty so if you are an OCD sort that always wants the bike looking spotless you'll be doing a lot of washing

    Saying that they also do an electronic version eSystem which appears to be an upgrade of the Pro-oiler idea and I believe regulates the oil flow a bit better as it's electronically controlled rather than vacuum

    As stated above my chain has done over 60k and still only stretched 1/2 way and looks as good as new (when cleaned of course ) and a lot of that I put down to the Scottoiler

    I was at one stage looking at adding a Lube Tube at one stage as I was doing so many km's but I'm not doing so many now so haven't bothered as the standard reservoir will let you get well over 2000km depending on flow rate/oil viscosity etc before needing to be refilled
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