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Old 02-17-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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520 chain conversions...

How do you guys feel about them? I got a conversion kit for one of my older bikes but I never got around to installing it. Now that I got a new bike coming... conversion ideas are now flooding my mind.

For my older bike, the kit was the rage (1995 FZR1000). Are they not so anymore these days?
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:50 PM   #2
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i wouldn't do it unless you were doing track racing. 525 and 530s are more durable.
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im looking at your bike list and you have some bad luck.

i got the 520 chain with -1/+2 sprockets but havent slapped it on yet.
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im looking at your bike list and you have some bad luck.

i got the 520 chain with -1/+2 sprockets but havent slapped it on yet.
To be fair, I purchased the FZR wrecked with the intent to rebuild. I lost motivation on that project. But yeah... bad luck on the 'Busa and zx14. Hayabusa was stolen while on vacation then bought the zx14 with the insurance money. Both bikes were stolen in less than a month apart. Let's just say that it was very depressing time for me.
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sorry to hear buddy, hope things look up for you soon
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sorry to hear buddy, hope things look up for you soon
That was a long time ago. Two years? No fret. I have a 2006 GSX-R 1000 coming on the 25th so I'll be up and dandy.
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Most bikes nowadays already have a 525 chain stck so you won't gain much / anything by going to a 520.
It will also wear much faster than the stck 525 or 530 on liter bikes.

To put it into perspective your '95 FZR1000 had about 130 rwhp on a good day. Most liter bikes today are pushing north of 160 and put a lot of stress on the chain.
IMO if you're not racing the bike and absolutely NEED to save any available weight possible I'd stay stock.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:23 PM   #8
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Most bikes nowadays already have a 525 chain stck so you won't gain much / anything by going to a 520.
It will also wear much faster than the stck 525 or 530 on liter bikes.

To put it into perspective your '95 FZR1000 had about 130 rwhp on a good day. Most liter bikes today are pushing north of 160 and put a lot of stress on the chain.
IMO if you're not racing the bike and absolutely NEED to save any available weight possible I'd stay stock.
130hp?!?! I wish. Try around 100.

Thanks for your insight. Chucking the 520 daydreaming and intensifying the cooling one.
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