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Ok the mind is made up it's time to buy both spockets and a chain to get rid of the belt. Can anyone suggest where? I think I want to go with a 16 tooth front and a 40 tooth rear. Looking for the 2.5 ratio ( I hope ) That seems to be right in the middle of what I have now. Thank you in advance.
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When I had my ACE 750, I replaced both front & rear (I'd worn them both down to horibble hooked points). I got mine from "Sprocket Specialties" or "Sprocket Specialists" - I can't remember the exact name. There are plenty of folks here who've "been there, done that, got the grease under the fingernails to prove it." You can find them on the web & they have a multitude of sprockets made from different materials & even colors.

For me, it was a pretty easy swap. I did also replace the wheel bearings while I was in there. But, it was easy because I took off sprockets & replaced them with sprockets. I don't have any idea what it'll take for you to replace pulleys with sprockets.

I went with the stock 17 on the front, but shaved down the rear from the stock 41 to a 37. It was a pleasurably notable difference on the highway & only a little bit different from a dead start with my wife on the back.

You're actually raising the ratio, meaning that your bike is going to work even harder than it already does. Stock is 41:17=2.411, 40:16=2.5, 37:17=2.176. So, you're going to lower your gas mileage. But, you'll have a little better torque coming off a dead stop. Sounds good if that's what you want.
 

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Billski is where I ordered my sprocket from but they get it from Sprocket Specialists. I am STILL waiting for my sprocket to be shipped from Billski. Hopefully I will get it this week. I would go directly through SS.
 

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I called these guys (sprocketspecialists) this morning to order. I can get a 40 tooth rear made a shipped in about 3-4 days. But A front 16 tooth 3-4 weeks and a 525 chain she is not sure they just ordered more on Friday, could take 6 or more weeks. Every thing but the 40 T comes from over sea’s. The 40 T would be made of aluminum. That should be good, Right? And thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
 

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I called these guys (sprocketspecialists) this morning to order. I can get a 40 tooth rear made a shipped in about 3-4 days. But A front 16 tooth 3-4 weeks and a 525 chain she is not sure they just ordered more on Friday, could take 6 or more weeks. Every thing but the 40 T comes from over sea’s. The 40 T would be made of aluminum. That should be good, Right? And thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
I put steel on mine. I didn't want the softer metal aluminum after I'd already worn out the oem steel sprockets. As for the chain, I think it's a 525, but they make x-ring & o-ring, and each has different lubrication requirements - if I recall correctly. And, the front sprocket is stock at 17 tooth, so I'm not surprised that it's 3-4 weeks for a 16 tooth.

One thing to note here is that they are giving you ESTIMATES on delivery time for something which they neither have in-hand nor have any control over the shipping, and especially have no control over the manufacturing. So, it wouldn't surprise me if it takes AT LEAST that long. I know I'm being pessimestic, but I wouldn't want to bet the bike (or a vacation, or even a planned ride) on having the stuff by any given date. And, it's not like you can replace one part & still ride it - going from belt & pully to chain & sprockets is a complete change-out, or none of it works.

Good luck & keep us posted of your progress.
 

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I have a 40t rear and stock 16t front on my vlx. Works great for all around performance. and i get 65mpg to boot. My rear sprocket came from jt sprockets and my local mx shop ordered it from tucker rocky. About 34 bucks. Should be able to get front sprocket and chain from them also.
 

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Thank you about the steel vs. aluminum. I had a hard time believing that would last long. I can find a 16t sprocket though scootworks. Still working on finding the rest. Would like to buy it all from one shop. $34 is a great deal for a 40t. I don't mind spending a couple hundred if it's going to last. The bike is worth it. And at $3.50 a gallon I'm seeing a lot more of the bike.
 
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