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just looking round my sons ktm & found 18 teeth missing from rear sprocket & 1 missing front they all looked ok when i adjusted & lubricated the chain prior to him using it i have never seen  so many teeth missing i have just removed the chain no tight spots must be a stone that caused it  or has anyone had this before



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I've had sprocket teeth missing before now, but not just after previous adjustments. smile

A well looked after transmision is essential, as your son must now be realising.

This is what can result if no maintenance is done. nono

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maintenance done by me regulary adjust & lube up before each ride spin wheel & check must have been a stone or has anyone had this

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I am sorry, John, but I wasn't inferring that your maintenance was suspect. no

Despite regular maintence and adjustments things can, and DO, go wrong.

I am sure your diagnosis of stones is correct, what else could there be other than a faulty sprocket? confuse

Even factory maintained bikes have problems like this - Agostini's chain broke 1967 within sight of the finish when he was leading! bleh

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you are dead right martin these things happen but ive never seen one as bad thats the trouble with alluminium rear sprockets ive fitted a metal one might last a bit longer pal

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Woahh! Jeez I've never seen any like in that picture before Martyn! Thats crazy it has completely torn them off.

All I can say is john your's and the ones in the picture must be a really really soft cast of alloy to do that. I think nice carbon steel sprockets are the best way. Most of them are to be fair.

Never scrimp on such important items like the sprockets or chain.

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yes pete i have never seen one as bad just fitted a metal rear & a metal self clean to front inspected the chain for tight links 3 times to make sure & lubricated i think i am going to lube up with oil on a paint brush ive tried every chain lube i think the only way to go is good old oil on enduro bikes different senareo on road bikes such as my gsf 1200 bandit too much oil thrown near rear type good old engine oil not old new

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I'm well happy with this Tutoro manual oiler it fit's on the bike a treat strapped to the rear shock boost bottle and as the chain dry's out in the day on the lanes you can up an down the flow to what ever you want with a bit of filtering on old engine oil an I cant see why you could not use it in the oiler. had many a long ride back on the road after a day in the mud last year before the oiler with a dry chain slapping round the sprockets

www.tutorochainoiler.com/collections/tutoro-manual-chain-oilers-1

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May be a case of a worn chain and alloy sprocket 

Was the chain and sprockets changed as a set when last done 

Steel sprockets tend to bend and hook the lighther alloy ones tend to snap off teeth if the chain is worn (moves the center of the roller higher on yhe tooth)

Not to rule out a foreign object 



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