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Old 02-28-2008, 10:42 PM   #1
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Thoughts on -1 +2 520 conversion!!!!

Ive done -1 in the front and been thinking about +2 in rear with 520 chain.
Any thoughts. Like it, love it, hate it......
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:57 PM   #3
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keep the 525, but go -1 +2

I love mine.
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i agree with sol.

520 is really for those who are working on lap times. i dont think the smaller pitch would be all that noticeable on the street, except youll replace it sooner.

no real harm in trying it out, but i see no real reason either.

here, play with this, its more fun that a barrel of sprockets:

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stick to the 525. just get a 525 +2 rear sprocket, it's almost as noticeable of a difference as going -1 in the front.

if you do a 520 conversion for street application, you'll notice faster chain/sprocket wear than a 525
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Ive done -1 in the front and been thinking about +2 in rear with 520 chain.
Any thoughts. Like it, love it, hate it......
seriously whats the point? if you want more grunt get a bigger bike. thats the way i see it
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stick to the 525. just get a 525 +2 rear sprocket, it's almost as noticeable of a difference as going -1 in the front.

if you do a 520 conversion for street application, you'll notice faster chain/sprocket wear than a 525
why not do both then go down in front and up in back
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i agree with sol.

520 is really for those who are working on lap times. i dont think the smaller pitch would be all that noticeable on the street, except youll replace it sooner.

no real harm in trying it out, but i see no real reason either.

here, play with this, its more fun that a barrel of sprockets:

http://www.gearingcommander.com/
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stick to the 525. just get a 525 +2 rear sprocket, it's almost as noticeable of a difference as going -1 in the front.

if you do a 520 conversion for street application, you'll notice faster chain/sprocket wear than a 525

If you maintain your chain regularly, you shouldn't notice that much of a wear difference. My 520 chain/sprockets are not even showing wear, yet (I think like 4k real miles). The DID ERV3 520 chain tests stronger than most factory 530s and if you purchase quality sprockets (AFAM, Driven, etc....NOT VORTEX) you should be fine for 15k+ miles.
Oh, you WILL notice a difference. Even in street riding.
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why not do both then go down in front and up in back
that's what i was suggesting, to just get a +2 for the rear along with his -1 that he already has in the front
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i didnt notice anything diferent with the 520 but i will definately say do not use and aluminum sprocket...i knew this and told the guy but it got ordered that way anyway (got it discounted for screw up) i needed it to bad to wait on the right one and sure enough i was replacing it with my next tire (thats even with regular chain maintaince)
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i didnt notice anything diferent with the 520 but i will definately say do not use and aluminum sprocket...i knew this and told the guy but it got ordered that way anyway (got it discounted for screw up) i needed it to bad to wait on the right one and sure enough i was replacing it with my next tire (thats even with regular chain maintaince)
It depends on the hardening process of the aluminum.
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that may be, but i will never use one again...like the avatar by the way
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[QUOTE=07SLVRCBR;1048724]My 520 chain/sprockets are not even showing wear, yet (I think like 4k real miles). [/QUOTE]

What he said! I have put over 5k miles on my -1 +2 520 set and not a sign of wear yet. I keep my chain/sprockets nice and clean with plenty of lube on the chain.
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my personal experience with the 520 on the street is, it wears out way to fast, stick with stock chain size and steel sprockets.
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I always went -1/+2 on bikes. I think it maximizes the bikes potential for street riding. I would stick with 525 if you already have front -1. I think 520 looks weak. just my $.02. I roll -1/+16 now days
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