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Old 07-23-2008, 09:19 AM   #1
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gettin close to time for new chain accordin to the honda dealership. is the 520 conversion -1 front and +2 rear sprockets worth the money?
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what kinda riding u do? how much for the kit? i can hook it up on the kit and install 281 575 6625
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:22 AM   #4
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Being street I wouldn't do a 520 conversion. You are just going to have to change the chain more often due to wear. Although the change in the weight of the chain is slightly beneficial, you likely won't notice it on the street.

If you want more low-end, just buy a standard sprocket -1 for the front.
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why did they say your chain was going bad? my OE lasted 22k

do you maintain your chain?
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i think there may be 100 threads on this now.
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think they just tryin get some extra money when take it in for 8k service
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Being street I wouldn't do a 520 conversion. You are just going to have to change the chain more often due to wear. Although the change in the weight of the chain is slightly beneficial, you likely won't notice it on the street.

If you want more low-end, just buy a standard sprocket -1 for the front.
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think they just tryin get some extra money when take it in for 8k service
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Drop by Motorcycles Unlimited and see what the 520 sprockets look like after just 5,000 miles.
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a lot of the riders on 600rr.net do the 520 -1\+2 and love it. like other said above, if you want to try it, just do a -1 front and go from there.
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why is the car in that pic sitting on blocks???
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why is the car in that pic sitting on blocks???
Must have had 4 flat tires at the same time
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the cbr's aren't 520 already? I know the zx6's are.......
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No, they use 525's.
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If you still do the swap, try to get the sprokets in steel, they will last MUCH longer.
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I'd stay with the 525 set up.
Changing the gearing to -1 =1 0r 2 will really make a difference in the acceleration of the bike at the expense of a few mph on the top end.
Keep in mind that it will make your speedometer and odometer read about 16 - 18% high.
However that an be fixed with a Speedohealer.
The 525 will last much longer than the 520 set up.
Give me a shout tomorrow and we can get you a quote on the set up as well as a Speedohealer.
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Everyone likes to talk about 520 chains...

I dont get it; so its' lighter weight, less rotational weight? That it? Unless ur racing and need a small leap and bound what is the benefit of a chain that wears out quicker?
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