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Old 05-21-2012, 02:46 PM   #1
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Sport Bike chain question

Missing about a quarter of the O-rings on the chain. I DEF. know it's time to replace it. It's sounds SO horrible !

The question is, which kind do I get, the 525 ?
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:06 PM   #2
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Stock is 525, I'd stay with it.
Some good name brands are EK, D.I.D and RK.
I recommend replacing the sprockets at the same time.
I keep the parts in stock for your bike @ $160.00.
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Other option is to do a 520 conversion, go -1,+2 on the sprockets. They go for about $180 online with free shipping. Had it on my 600 and loved it. I will suggest getting a speedohealer if you do change gearing though as it will be off quite a bit.
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http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=3688

Thats a cheaper kit. The sprockets arent bad (they are the ones I had on my bike)..

I know a lot of people get the Driven kits because you can get the sprockets and chain in a bunch of colors

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=6187
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I love doing wheelies & would like to change out the sprockets -1,+2, & possibly thought about a 530 chain, but that'd totally eat up my gas mileage ! I'm getting right at 50 mpg, NO wheelies or triple digits with an average speed of 65 mph. I'm tore between the two ideas, think I'll just keep her stock.
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I love doing wheelies & would like to change out the sprockets -1,+2, & possibly thought about a 530 chain, but that'd totally eat up my gas mileage ! I'm getting right at 50 mpg, NO wheelies or triple digits with an average speed of 65 mph. I'm tore between the two ideas, think I'll just keep her stock.

Either way, if your going to change the chain your going to need to do sprockets as well (I guess you dont NEED to, but you really should). Hence why its easiest to just do the sprockets then.....and the 520 chain is plenty strong enough for whatever you can throw at it.
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I had a 520 conversion on my last 10 and hated it. Never blown apart sprockets until then But it could have been the stretch too. Only thing is to constantly check the tension and adjust accordingly. Just my 2 cents


Coming to think about it. It wasn't the chain but the sprockets. Vortex aluminum sprockets are junk for high tension ie. wheelies, burnouts, drifting, whatever.
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I had a 520 conversion on my last 10 and hated it. Never blown apart sprockets until then But it could have been the stretch too. Only thing is to constantly check the tension and adjust accordingly. Just my 2 cents


Coming to think about it. It wasn't the chain but the sprockets. Vortex aluminum sprockets are junk for high tension ie. wheelies, burnouts, drifting, whatever.

Ive heard from multiple people that vortex sprockets were junk. I had the steel pitbull ones on my bike and they held up great at the drag strip...
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What kind of lube do ya'll use for the chain ?
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What kind of lube do ya'll use for the chain ?
I've alternated wax and petroleum lube. I'm out of the wax lube at the moment and using PJ1. Wax lube is good because it slings dirt trapped in it, generally onto the counter shaft sprocket cover, but it does nothing to prevent rust.

In either case it's best to apply right after a ride when the chain is warm and there's at least an hour 'till the bike's needed again (to let the carrier evaporate).

Chain care is like religion so I expect disagreement.

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Missing about a quarter of the O-rings on the chain. I DEF. know it's time to replace it. It's sounds SO horrible !

The question is, which kind do I get, the 525 ?
The only difference between the 520 and 525 chains is the size of the pin. Either will work, but why change chain size?

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Hope this helps a bit, some good info.
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I want something that will hold up better. I'm still a newb & learning. Just trying to get experienced advice. & thanks Senator
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I use the motopro chain lube it has pfte and petro based lube

or I just use the pfte dry lube
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