X30 front sprocket wear?

Submitted by dylan on Sat, 18/05/2019 - 16:40

How many hours are people getting out of their x30 front sprockets? I have about 8 hours on mine and it looks pretty gone. The chain gets oiled every 10 laps or so.

X30 sprocket worn

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Allan Howard

Sun, 19/05/2019 - 19:55

What chain lube where you using? - looking at the chain it seems rather dry (I don't see any signs of chain lube sitting on the sprocket).

I used to use Boston chain spray then bought a new bottle of motul. Spray was applied to the chain which was cleaned prior to the session as was the sprockets. Lube was applied until the chain was dripping. Maybe I needed to wait for it to dry and apply several coats. But you are right, looks like nowhere near enough lube.

Inside chain guard

Motul chain lube


Allan Howard

Tue, 21/05/2019 - 21:36

I apply twice before going out for the first time of the day.  Once early, then a little while later before my first session.  Each time I come back in I apply more whilst everything is still warm.

I don't clean it off between runs (unless i've been lawn mowing ;-), and clean well once I get home, oil for next time then store the kart.

This seems to work for me.