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If you had it custom made, our numbers will not be fair to apply to your bike.
1) Whatever steel was used for your sprocket...was almost certainly not the same as aftermarket or OEM sprockets. There are THOUSANDS of quality steels out there with HUGELY different properties in terms of wear on a sprocket.
2) Since you had the rear sprocket custom made....it begs the question: What else is custom on your bike? Any mods to the drivetrain, power output, or final ratio (tire size) can impact this.
That being said....I get about 10K miles out of an aluminum sprocket kit...but I am not very hard on my sprockets (no stunting, very few wheelies, no drag racing).
I'm just throwing out a wild guess but maybe 15k miles???? I'm no mechanic but maybe poor alignment could cause it to wear faster??????? I don't think you should be noticing anything yet.
PS you can stop calling it the mainland now that you're not in hawaii anymore....
My OEM sprockets and chain came off at 15K miles. The front was noticeably but not severely hooked. My rear was just barely visible as no longer being symmetric. The chain was fine. That's a good mix of commute, sport street, and trackdays on a 180HP bike with a 530 chain and virtually no chain maintenance (a half dozen wipes clean with WD-40 when the rear wheel was off for some reason). Take it for what it's worth.
+1 for god knows what you're running in an off-brand aftermarket sprocket. Also, did you go down in chain *width* as well, or no? That affects wear too.
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