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Old 05-27-2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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520 conversion?

whats the whole deal with the 520 conversion??

i dunno a thing about it do u have to change the sprocketsaswell??

im seriuosly thinking of keeping my bike for the track only....so anything helps about rear sets, clip ons, chain, sprockets, and all that

also brands so i can start looking into stuff

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Old 05-27-2008, 04:28 PM   #2
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Duck,
You will have to change your sprockets if you convert to a 520 chain because of the change in width. Here's a link to write-up for doing the conversion yourself:

http://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...520+conversion

You can also find a lot of useful info. on this site that's specific to your bike.

In terms of the benefits of the 520 conversion, I'm not sure, but I venture to guess that it's mainly about saving weight, unless, of course, you change the gearing ratio which will affect the bike's performance.

Try doing a search on www.600rr.net and you should be able to find a plethora of information.
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Wait a minute and I'll have a a bunch of 520 Vortex sprockets and other parts for sale.
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Wait a minute and I'll have a a bunch of 520 Vortex sprockets and other parts for sale.
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hey yall let me know cuz i wanna keep it as a track bike it


but i still need the right rear set for my wifes

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www.supersprox.com for the sprockets the LSTD endurance team runs. They have complete 520 conversions kits as well.
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but i still need the right rear set for my wifes

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her is missing that rear set...thats the only thing
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www.supersprox.com for the sprockets the LSTD endurance team runs. They have complete 520 conversions kits as well.
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but whats the point of getting the 520 conversion?
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but whats the point of getting the 520 conversion?
Because you'll lose some reciprocating weight and gain a tenth of a second per lap if you're a top 10 AMA rider.

For mere mortals, it serves no purpose IMHO.

The reason some folks used to change to 520 was because that was the only size most companies made a variety of gearing for. Now, you can get steel sprockets in 525 or 530 in a wide variety of gearing.

Like Gabe suggested, "Supersprox" makes 520, 525 and 530 gearing in a wide range. They are really cool and light, and they carry a warranty too! You can order chain and sprockets from them at their site www.supersprox.com .

Unless you are looking for that little bit of extra on the lap times to win some contingency, there is no advantage to changing to 520.
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The primary reason to go with a 520 conversion is to safe a little weight and a bit of rotating mass.
For street use, it won't last near as long as your stock set up and because you have a 525 to begin with, you won't see any gain you'll actually feel / see by going to the 520.

We sell chains and sprockets as well.

Your best bet is to stay with a steel rear sprocket, but if you want to go to aluminum, go with either AFAM or Renthal.
Stay away from Vortex, they don't last.
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Because you'll lose some reciprocating weight and gain a tenth of a second per lap if you're a top 10 AMA rider.

For mere mortals, it serves no purpose IMHO.

The reason some folks used to change to 520 was because that was the only size most companies made a variety of gearing for. Now, you can get steel sprockets in 525 or 530 in a wide variety of gearing.

Like Gabe suggested, "Supersprox" makes 520, 525 and 530 gearing in a wide range. They are really cool and light, and they carry a warranty too! You can order chain and sprockets from them at their site www.supersprox.com .

Unless you are looking for that little bit of extra on the lap times to win some contingency, there is no advantage to changing to 520.

thankx

so for me.....ill probably go for a while without adjustable rear stes, clip ons, shock, forks , bodywork, power comander, stablizer, and all that cool stuff that racing bikes has...for now ill just go stock
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so for me.....ill probably go for a while without adjustable rear stes, clip ons, shock, forks , bodywork, power comander, stablizer, and all that cool stuff that racing bikes has...for now ill just go stock
A stock '03 600RR is a great little bike that you're very unlikely to tap in to the potential of for a long time.

Depending on your weight and the condition of the suspension, leaving it stock will be a great idea and allow you to spend your money for the track where it really matters- safety equipment.

Once you get all your safety equipment in, hit up Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited for a good run through on your suspension (fluid change, setup), and a good set of new tires.

Then, you'll be ready to hit the track pipe

Priority purchases on a "budget" (realizing that this is going to be very expensive first):

Safety equipment

Suspension and steering damper

Ergonomic ad-ons (clip-ons, rearsets)

Exhaust and power adders should be way low on a list of priorities.


What cracks me up is the people that show up with a $1500 Ti exhaust and have some $100 Ebay leathers, $5 gloves, $20 boots, $40 helmet, etc. Where are the priorities there?
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A stock '03 600RR is a great little bike that you're very unlikely to tap in to the potential of for a long time.

Depending on your weight and the condition of the suspension, leaving it stock will be a great idea and allow you to spend your money for the track where it really matters- safety equipment.

Once you get all your safety equipment in, hit up Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited for a good run through on your suspension (fluid change, setup), and a good set of new tires.

Then, you'll be ready to hit the track pipe

Priority purchases on a "budget" (realizing that this is going to be very expensive first):

Safety equipment

Suspension and steering damper

Brake upgrades; lines and pads.

Ergonomic ad-ons (clip-ons, rearsets)

Exhaust and power adders should be way low on a list of priorities.
Good advice, added 1 thing.
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Good advice, added 1 thing.
D'oh! I don't know how I forgot that, especially with my retentive way of making sure I have 1/4" or less of travel before engagement!

Might even toss that one up there along with or just above suspension, eh Patrick?
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