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Old 03-29-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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Question 520 conversion on a Liter bike?

I know that chain/sprocket tech is getting better and better these days,

but on a liter bike would it work?


I was bouncing around the idea of eventually a 520 conversion on my Gen I ZX10r.


will i snap a chain?
is there any real advantages(performance, weight, etc.)?
what would be the best chain? (x's,O's, etc)
what would be the best sprocket? (Driven, RK, etc)

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Old 03-29-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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i found some pros and cons.. hopes that helps
good find..this bike will be both street and track(trackdays, not racing).

i'd like to get a few more opinions on how much chain life is affected on a big bike.
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I know that chain/sprocket tech is getting better and better these days,

but on a liter bike would it work?


I was bouncing around the idea of eventually a 520 conversion on my Gen I ZX10r.


will i snap a chain?
is there any real advantages(performance, weight, etc.)?
what would be the best chain? (x's,O's, etc)
what would be the best sprocket? (Driven, RK, etc)

thanks

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you running 525 now right?
the ekzzz is about the strongest available.
scored me a nib one here for a c-note
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you running 525 now right?
the ekzzz is about the strongest available.
scored me a nib one here for a c-note
i believe it is the stock chain (only 5k on bike) size 525.
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I just put a DID 520ZVMX on my RC51. I've always ran a 530 but figured I'd give it a shot. They say it's supposed to handle big bikes. I guess I'll see what happens.
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I just put a DID 520ZVMX on my RC51. I've always ran a 530 but figured I'd give it a shot. They say it's supposed to handle big bikes. I guess I'll see what happens.
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I'd stay with a 525 personally and just get lighter steel sprockets since aluminum wears WAY too fast. I just put Drive Systems X2 sprockets on mine. They're the lightest steel sprockets I could find. X ring chains are supposed to have less friction than O rings. I put an O back on mine though. I'm a ricer and wanted a green chain and the RK I have is really popular and matches.
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Nice. I wanted to go one down in the front for my R6 but can't find the right steel sprocket. Its stock, plus I cant see any reason to keep the top end all the way.. would rather have it in 1,2,3.. Any help would be great!!
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Ive been running a 520 on my rc51 for a couple of years now. I have had no problems with the chains but have chewed up some alu. rear sprockets. I recently put a supersprox rear sprocket on and problem solved.
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I personally wouldnt even consider running a 520 on a liter bike, unless I was racing for money, thats not the place to save 1 or 2 lbs, and definately no aluminum sprockets, they just dont hold up and if U snap a chain under the right circumstances it could cost U a bundle, even your life under worse case conditions, They put those big meaty chains on these modern high power bikes for a reason U know
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I personally wouldnt even consider running a 520 on a liter bike, unless I was racing for money, thats not the place to save 1 or 2 lbs, and definately no aluminum sprockets, they just dont hold up and if U snap a chain under the right circumstances it could cost U a bundle, even your life under worse case conditions, They put those big meaty chains on these modern high power bikes for a reason U know
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Nice. I wanted to go one down in the front for my R6 but can't find the right steel sprocket. Its stock, plus I cant see any reason to keep the top end all the way.. would rather have it in 1,2,3.. Any help would be great!!
What do you mean you can't find the right sprocket? All fronts are steel. Just pick which brand you want and buy it.
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Nice. I wanted to go one down in the front for my R6 but can't find the right steel sprocket. Its stock, plus I cant see any reason to keep the top end all the way.. would rather have it in 1,2,3.. Any help would be great!!
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I wouldn't hesitate to do a (quality) 520 conversion on a 1000.

I would suspect the MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT regarding chain strength/life etc. would be proper care of the thing!
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I have a stock 525 on an 03 Gix 750 and according to Motorcycles Unlimited its 'almost' time for new chain....20,000 miles. I ride like a grandma = )
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