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Potential Swingarm Damage when using 14tooth front sprocket


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Hello Fellow DRZ Riders,

 

I've done my due diligence, and cannot find any concrete evidence that a 14 tooth front sprocket and 44 tooth rear sprocket will cause damage to the  swing arm.  My question is; has anyone had any problems with this set up, or have had experienced any damage?  Thanks for your advice and sharing your story! 

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Hello Fellow DRZ Riders,

 

I've done my due diligence, and cannot find any concrete evidence that a 14 tooth front sprocket and 44 tooth rear sprocket will cause damage to the  swing arm.  My question is; has anyone had any problems with this set up, or have had experienced any damage?  Thanks for your advice and sharing your story! 

I'm pretty sure it's a 16t sprocket that requires modification to the swingarm guide. I don't think a 14t has any issues. My bike had a 14t sprocket in the front when I purchased it (used) and it was fine. Hopefully someone else can chime in that can give you a definite answer. 

Edited by bneikam25
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A 14 tooth will work fine. E models come standard with 14/47 combo. The 16 requires some material removal of the chain retainer. It will hit the plastic chain guide but the sprocket will easily chew into it to make its own clearance. A 13 tooth is small and causes fast wear of guides and will cut the swingarm once chewed through the plastic. Best to make rear sprocket changes for power or speed.

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Mine wore underneath from the chain rubbing along it more than usual probably because of the narrow angle of the chain with a smaller sprocket at each end than its designed for coz drz E has a 47 rear so that would compensate for the 14 front by making gap bigger between top and bottom of chain than a 41 rear where the chain would sit a lot closer to the swing arm, if u get what I mean

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Originally;

Sm model: 15-41

S model   : 15-44

E model   : 14-47

 

So 14 tooth is ok but depends on rear. I am not sure 44 rear is small enough to wear chain guide and swingarm...

Edited by Syanur
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