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you guys think these drive sprockets are any good???
one side is finished, but i was kinda hoping to turn them around and use the other side of them. a couple lugs on one sprocket are bent slightly, i am hoping these will straighten out once i use it?

please let me know what u think
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Sounds like you are on a budget, so sure go ahead and flip them around. My friend did the same thing and it worked fine. But new drivers are only 50 bucks.
 

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I flipped mine for this year

if you have the $100 get new ones

that is what I might do this summer
 

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You might want to figure out why they are wearing like that too.[/b]

these sprockets have over 5000 miles on them. i'm thinking thats about the life of them.
what would cause them to wear prematurely? bad inner lugs on the track?
i am putting on a brand new track, so i'm thinking of just changing out the drivers completely. i don't want to be throwing out a $600 track.
 

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these sprockets have over 5000 miles on them. i'm thinking thats about the life of them.
what would cause them to wear prematurely? bad inner lugs on the track?
i am putting on a brand new track, so i'm thinking of just changing out the drivers completely. i don't want to be throwing out a $600 track.[/b]
Are you the same guy who started this thread? If you are putting on a new track I would definatly put on new sprockets.
 

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these sprockets have over 5000 miles on them. i'm thinking thats about the life of them.
what would cause them to wear prematurely? bad inner lugs on the track?
i am putting on a brand new track, so i'm thinking of just changing out the drivers completely. i don't want to be throwing out a $600 track.[/b]
yes that is NORMAL wear for 5000+ miles

BTW you can get a good track 1 inch for under $400 new which is a huge upgrade from your 3/4inch stock track

shop around as $600 is crazy
 

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I guess the life of the sprockets depends on many factors. I would be very disappointed if mine were that worn at 5000 miles. Here's a pic I took of mine at 20,000+.


 

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I guess the life of the sprockets depends on many factors. I would be very disappointed if mine were that worn at 5000 miles. Here's a pic I took of mine at 20,000+.[/b]


holy crap, yours are in pretty good shape for 20,000 miles. i have no idea why mine are so worn out. any ideas? would too tight of a track cause this? i had to run my last picked track fairly tight to keep it from slipping off and hitting the exchanger, but i'm sure the sprockets were already bad, thats why it was slipping off. i am at a loss as to why they are so worn?

and yes, i am the same guy who started this thread. i already have a brand new track, it is a camoplast hi performance trail track. anybody ever have one of these on their sleds?
the track is brand new, i'm sure it's worth $600, but i didn't pay anything close to that. i paid less than a quarter of that for the track and mint shape skid.
 

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I would imagine having the track tight may be part of the wear. I have also seen them really chewed up sometimes- maybe from being way loose and skipping; I'm not sure, I wasn't the driver.

The HP of the rig and how you ride must make some difference as well. I don't think snow, or lack of it, has much to do with the wear though. We often run with minimal snow.

BTW, I drive like I hope not to walk - that's the truth of what is often likely to happen after a breakdown in these parts. Cell phone service doesn't exist here and, without groomed trails, it is unlikely that a fellow rider will "happen along."
 
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