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post #1 of 33 Old 10-13-2008, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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SCC Tech Sprockets from Sprocket Center?

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I ordered a 43t rear sprocket (Drive Systems) from Sprocket Center and later was told it was out of stock. However, they had "Sun Star" sprockets in stock that were a little more, but they would eat the difference in cost. I was reluctant, not knowing the brand, but Chad insisted they were good. I finally got the sprocket in and it's stamped with "SCC Tech" which is apparently a Thai company. Has anyone dealt with these? I'm feeling a little jipped. The finish looks a bit shotty.

Also, I ordered a 17t front sprocket, but they were also out of that...so I just ordered it from Dan Kyle...

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So you're feeling a little jipped because you received the sprocket you originally wanted to purchase?

Chad was willing to lose money to make you happy and you're complaining?

Sun Star is the O.E.M. supplier of sprockets to Honda and many others. They are also made in Taiwan.

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No, I ordered a Drive Systems sprocket. Chad said he'd send me a Sun Star sprocket because they were out of the Drive Systems one. I agreed after he assured me they were good. I open the package and there's an SCC Tech sprocket...not Sun Star...

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SCC Tech is who makes them for Drive Systems. It's good stuff for the money.

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Oh, okay. Yeah, I tried to connect the dots, but I couldn't find much info. However, the SCC Tech one looks like pot metal compared to my Drive Systems sprocket. Oh well, I'll take your word for it. Thanks

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Well, I spent the night installing the SCC Tech rear sprocket to find that it's fubared. It seems to be oblong. The chain tights and loosens as the wheel spins. I ended up putting the previous sprockets back on. I need to call Sprocket Center for a replacement...hopefully a Drive Systems...

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the sprocket is oblong... nice quality control there...



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Are you using your old chain? If so, you could have a few tight links that would cause the same symptom as an out of round sprocket. Check your chain as well.

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My chain and sprockets are less than 1000 miles old. I'm not hard on them, either. I'm going to give Sprocket Center a call. Hopefully all goes well...

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I have a Sunstar 45 out back and it's made in japan. If I remember right.. it was very reasonably priced through MAW... like $25 - $40. Had to get my 17t from Kyle as well.

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Sunstar is a Japanese company but like alot of Japanese co's now days, I think they're out sourcing to Taiwan and China. I recently purchased a new Sunstar counter sprocket for my XR250 and the pakage had "maid in Taiwan" stamped on it. It seems to be holding up very well so far.

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Did it really say "maid" in Taiwan ? Not sure I'd trust a company that can't spell 4 letter words.

Brake pads and sprockets, I'll stick with OEM Honda. A lot of people assume that all aftermarket stuff is better than Honda, which isn't always the case.

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actually it said

"^$^(&%%$&^&"

which translated to the proper english says "maid in taiwan where we are human and misspell words on occasion"



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Did it really say "maid" in Taiwan ? Not sure I'd trust a company that can't spell 4 letter words.

Brake pads and sprockets, I'll stick with OEM Honda. A lot of people assume that all aftermarket stuff is better than Honda, which isn't always the case.
It's me you can't trust. I should of caught that one. Oh well, brain fart!

OEM counter sprockets are better than most after market units without a doubt, but the Sunstar unit was only $12.00 It's holding up amazingly well!

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I talked to Chad at Sprocket Center and he allowed me to ship it back for a full refund. I ended up ordering an AFAM 43t from Dan Kyle. I ordered it over the phone through none other than Lord Duckhunter, the owner of 919.org. I thought that was cool...

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hey mike let me know how you like the 17-43 combo... i am putting my 17 back in tomorrow.. the fronts just too light with the 16t... even with my 230 sitting on the tank..



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I finally got the 17/43t setup put on my bike. I only rode it for 15 minutes or so, but it's definitely a calmer ride. My bike doesn't sound obnoxious at normal road speeds. I definitely enjoy the speedometer adjustment. I think it feels great. I don't get that feeling of being pornstar trying to hurry up and climax when shifting gears anymore... lol

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I finally got the 17/43t setup put on my bike. I only rode it for 15 minutes or so, but it's definitely a calmer ride. My bike doesn't sound obnoxious at normal road speeds. I definitely enjoy the speedometer adjustment. I think it feels great. I don't get that feeling of being pornstar trying to hurry up and climax when shifting gears anymore... lol
haha... glad you like it.... is the 43t the stock tooth count?? and if so that would be the same setup i got as far as gearing... if you want a single side exhaust like mine let me know.. also one of my buddies got a tig machine the other day.. i am going to take the stock exhaust and turn it into a hybrid gp exhaust... once again i will let you know how it works



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So far I have ordered a 15t , 17t and a 44t from Chad and none of them were the brand I ordered but they all worked well and am happy with them.. They just need to work on actually selling the band names they say that are in stock so people don't feel jipped




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Brian, have you seen my bike? Hehe...


Tk919, yeah. He seems like a nice guy. However, I think Drive Systems is the company that bundles the sprockets. Kyle Racing drop-shipped the AFAM sprocket I ordered via Drive Systems and I ended up with a second SCC Tech. I wasn't going to waste my time with an overpriced SCC Tech (paid for AFAM-quality). I ended up ordering a 43t sprocket directly from Honda, which is what I should have done in the first place...

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Brian, have you seen my bike? Hehe...


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Bike looks great Miko. I am gonna try the single sided exhaust too. I have the header, just deciding the can to use. Just curious, since you have different rearsets, what is the exhaust can mounted to?

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Thats one Mean lookin' machine mikochu!

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marylandmike (I was born a Maryland Mike...), the stock header has a mounting bracket, but it doesn't match up to 919 exhaust mount. However, a friend pseudo-fabbed a bracket for me.





It's staying on strong...

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marylandmike (I was born a Maryland Mike...), the stock header has a mounting bracket, but it doesn't match up to 919 exhaust mount. However, a friend pseudo-fabbed a bracket for me.





It's staying on strong...
Great idea. Thanks for the pics!

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I've taken steps to rectify the sprocket "brand" problem mentioned above. From now on if someone specifically orders a brand through us we ship that brand only.

Additionally the US Importer we buy through is now going AFAM only!

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Lord Duckhunter is great. Thanks again, Mike.

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i seriously question if a sprocket can be mis-made oblong.
what, did the 3 ton stamping die all of a sudden lose its shape?

you most likely sent back a perfectly good sprocket. MAYBE it could get bent in shipping, but probably not, and certainly not "oblong".

there. you all still miss me?

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i seriously question if a sprocket can be mis-made oblong.
what, did the 3 ton stamping die all of a sudden lose its shape?

you most likely sent back a perfectly good sprocket. MAYBE it could get bent in shipping, but probably not, and certainly not "oblong".

there. you all still miss me?
I never knew you, so I couldn't miss you. But, I like your response and I'm guessing you don't care whether I like your response or not..........

Hey, maybe it happened during shipping, you know some of those postal workers aren't so happy and sprockets really aren't that strong, right???? JK

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i seriously question if a sprocket can be mis-made oblong.
what, did the 3 ton stamping die all of a sudden lose its shape?

you most likely sent back a perfectly good sprocket. MAYBE it could get bent in shipping, but probably not, and certainly not "oblong".

there. you all still miss me?
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i enjoy not having to disclaimer the crap out of what i say in advance. think of me as a fictional curmudgeon. don't get all butt-hurt: i'm merely a construct of the matrix. frankly, i myself am not so certain i exist in your reality/plane anyway.

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