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    Ok, how to make them last in the sand? my last sprocket lasted 2 weekends, Sprocket Specialties, aluminum, will a hard anodize make it last longer, chains, what lube to use? what is the recommended chain?

    my car is fairly heavy hayabusa powered EBK, I like to drive it hard.
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    Use steel
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    Are you running o-ring or x-ring chains? O-ring chains won't necessarily make your sprocket last longer, but they'll handle the sand and the articulation heat much better. The lubrication stays inside the o-rings, so lubrication (theoretically) isn't necessary.

    Also, are you running a 520 or 530 sprocket setup?
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    530, I believe it is an X ring, shouldn't the x-ring actually be better than o-ring, as they have 2 seals?
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    X ring chain has less friction than an o ring chain and theoretically keeps grease in and dirt out better than an o ring chain does. Steel sprockets should last a good bit longer than aluminum ones
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    I run an ebay window washer bottle full of transmission fluid. When I hit the button it gives a squirt of lube to the chain. Messy but works very well.
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    Look at SuperSprox's Stealth line. Thus far these have proven to be the most reliable, longest lasting sprockets I've ever used. Don't skimp on the chain either - Regina Gold, the upper end DID, Renthal - all top quality.
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    The EK zvx3 is a step ahead of both the top RK and DID chains. The internal friction must only be half of others, and it doesn't stretch.

    I cooked multiple DID ZVMX chains before switching. A couple hundred miles at 80mph, and they would turn blue. I have over 500 on the EK chain, with only 70 links around 17t sprockets on an rpm gearbox, and it looks great. I've never touched the chain tension since install, which is impressive.
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    Good to know I just ordered a EK zvx3 my set up is similar to yours 68 links 18t sprockets. I also have the same over heating issue at high speed. I ordered the 140 link chain and a couple extra master link that will give me a spare chain.
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    It runs much cooler than any other chain. It will get hot, like 140F, but nothing like the hand searing temps I used to see...

    I did the same, bought a 140 link, split it in half, and bought another master link. Made two chains, and kept one in the box as a spare.
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