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I want to go +2 in the rear but what i've been hearing is either;

A. Get the OEM sprocket

B. Get an aftermarket sprocket with and aftermarket hub

Is this correct? or is there an aftermarket company that is price reasonably that does not require a special aftermarket hub, i rather use the OEM ducati one.

BTW the 2001 748 is a 520 with 14/38 gearing correct?

Thank you so much.
 

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yes, 14/38 is the stock gearing. going with oem or aftermarket doesn't make any difference at all. some companies use hardened material to prolong sprocket wear. the quick change setup costs a lot more but gives you the advantage to change/replace sprockets at anytime. what you're paying for is the adjustability and longevity(?). just be sure to inspect/replace your chain at the sametime. i had to when i went 3 up in the rear. the stock chain was simply not long enough.

i use a Renthal carrier with 14/41 gearing and DID ERV3 chain just for reference. there are plenty of mfg's out there so good luck!

http://www.renthal.com/cw_master_page.asp?make=2
http://www.didchain.com/xring1.htm
 

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I'm going to get the RK GWX Gold race chain, 100 link w/ master revit link, do you have a link for a aftermarket sprocket that use the stock carrier?
 

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I think one of the advantages to running an aftermarket carrier is that most are made with some kind of cush drive retension feature that will prevent the cush bolts (or whatever they're called) from backing out and chewing up the swingarm.

I'm running an AFAM QC carrier (was on the bike when I bought it). I don't see any advantage to running a QC for the street, but having the retension feature more than makes up for it.
 

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The OEM sprocket is a one-piece unit, so there is no "carrier" per se. I also have the AFAM quick change carrier that has tabs that prevent the cush drives from backing out. You can get either a replacement one-piece sprocket or a quick change unit. Either way is fine. Quick change costs more initially, but pays for itself after about 5 sprocket changes.

If you haven't gotten your chain yet, take a look at whitebuffaloracing.com, where I got my DID ERV3 520 chain (120 link) for $118. You'll have a harder time finding deals on sprockets though.
 

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which compnay makes the 1 piece sprocket that works with the stock hub?

My friend has a shop so i'm gettin the chain for $10 over cost.
 

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i believe stm does..

you can also try giving sprocket specialists a call.
 

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I tried calling around some duc dealers and they said for my 2000 748, i couldnt change my rear sprocket to a bigger one without changing the carrier to an aftermarket one.... Do you guys know of a direct replacement for the 38t rear sprocket using the oem carrier?
 

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What is all this talk of an OEM carrier? The OEM rear sprocket is a one piece steel unit, with holes for the cush drives and axle. There are two replacements available: one piece sprocket and quick change assembly. Only a quick change assembly has a "carrier."

I know STM offers replacement one piece sprockets, and a number of manufactuers offer quick change assemblies (STM, AFAM, Renthal, etc...).
 

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The first time you take that damn stock sprocket apart your not going to want to do it again. Buy the afam carrier and sprocket setup, you will thank your self when you need to change the sprockets.

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danielspdx said:
What is all this talk of an OEM carrier? The OEM rear sprocket is a one piece steel unit, with holes for the cush drives and axle. There are two replacements available: one piece sprocket and quick change assembly. Only a quick change assembly has a "carrier."

I know STM offers replacement one piece sprockets, and a number of manufactuers offer quick change assemblies (STM, AFAM, Renthal, etc...).
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I got a 40T rear from Ducati.
Not for carrier or anything.. Just a straight "bolt-on" sprocket in billet aluminium with big holes for the cushdrives and everything!

I´ll agree that getting a carrier is a good idea, but not really worth it unless you change your own chain aswell as sprockets. (I do, so carrier back on is next for me..)

//amullo
 

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how much did you pay for the OEM 40t? also anyone got a link for the STM 1pc at a good price?
 

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Thank! 129 for the STM, i'll do some more searching.
 

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YEP, I was just looking at that.
 

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I have an 06 749D and will be taking it in for the 600 mile service. The bike is not a lot of fun on I10 during rush hour so I was looking to regear. My dealer gave me the impression that it was more involved than replacing the chain/sprocket. He said the carrier has to be replaced also.
 

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I have a couple STM Quick Change Carrier and I have some STM sprockets 39T, 40T, 41T on 520 or 525. Let me know if you're interested.

$275.00 shipped for STM Quick Change Carrier and STM Rear Sprocket...
That's like free STM rear sprocket.

$50.00 shipped for any additional STM Rear Sprocket.

I also have some AFAM front sprocket 14T and 15T on 520 or 525. I'll ship it for $40.00.

I also have alot of STM rear Sprockets for 749/999 that I would like to get it off my hand.
 
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