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Old 01-31-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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2006 r6 sprocket size

I am in need of a new chain and sprockets on my r6. It currently has the stock still on, which from what I read are 16/45. I am wondering should I just go with stock size, or if not, which size should I go with? Also I am looking at a 520 chain, should I be looking for 525?

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Old 01-31-2012, 04:22 PM   #2
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Few things... what are you looking to get out of it?? speed?? quick acceleration?? durability??
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:24 PM   #3
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I have a 15/45 on my 07 R6 and love it.. it has lots of top speed still and lots of good accel. right off the line.

The 520 chains do not last as long as the stock or anything over that.. 525 or 530 last longer.
The 520 kit its what people use to get a better drive out of corners.. one of the reasons why my bike is fast (other then the few other things I've done to it..lol)
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I have never ridden with anything other than the stock chain, so I'm not to sure on what exactly I am looking for. The bike is just used on the street, but I would be happy to improve in acceleration and speed.

When you say the 520 chains do not last as long, what is the normal life one can expect out of one?
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You dont exactly get both acceleration and speed. You can get quicker accell at the expense of a little bit of the top end. If you never bust 150 you can spare some for better get up and go. You will run higher RPM's though. I love gear. If you are not trying to run over 150 I would gear it for sure. Drop a tooth from the front or add to the rear. 1 in the front is the same as adding about 2 to the rear. My 600 was -1 +2
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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Does the -1 +2 effect the speedometer or odometer at all?
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Does the -1 +2 effect the speedometer or odometer at all?
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If you care about the speed being off, you can get a speedo healer. But I never cared.
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you can get a speedohealer for about $70 also if the speedo being off bothers you.

i'd definitely go with a 15 front sprocket. really helps the r6 since it's sluggish down in the lower rpms.
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I put this together awhile back. Goes over some basics.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=179311
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Thanks for the info, should I be looking at steel or aluminum sprockets?
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Hey Tyler....IMO..keep the gearing (sprockets) stock steel.... 525 pitch...this will last longer and you won't have a big speedometer error...Also, MPG will not drop...From what I know, you are a fairly new rider...So, get some experience with the stock setup before you gear it down for more acceleration..
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I'm going to add on the rear sprocket myself. It isn't like more than 85 is tolerable for any length of time anyway (yeah naked bike!). I'm doing it after dropping more than 5k miles on the bike both commuting and riding the hillcountry though. Get used to the stock setup by putting miles on it. When you do switch it up you will appreciate the change even more.
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Why are you in need of a new chain and sprocket? Are they worn out? I have a stock replacement chain I can sell you for like $40, 525 (stock) pitch too. It's an RK too, which retails around $140 new.
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At the very least go 520, and a -1 up front. Best money to smile ratio there is on our bikes.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #16
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Why are you in need of a new chain and sprocket? Are they worn out? I have a stock replacement chain I can sell you for like $40, 525 (stock) pitch too. It's an RK too, which retails around $140 new.
Yes my chain is worn out, it has become very loose. It has been tightened twice, once by Jimrad, but it just has stretchered out too much. To my knowledge the sprockets still look to be in good shape. I am interested in RK chain, would I still need to change the sprockets as well?
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If your replacing the chain, its just good peace of mind to replace the sprockets too. A 520 conversion (520 chain and -1/+2) sprockets is like $175 so its not too expensive. I was -1+2 on my gsxr and it was the best mod I ever did to that bike. I was also running a speedohealer because my speedo was 17% off after I did the swap....
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i went with the rk rivet racing chain 525. ive put about 6K on it and havent adjusted it yet. i also changed the sprokets at that time. went down 1 up front and up two in back. the front sproket is steel but the back is aluminum with steel tips. seems to be holding up fine.
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