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Old 11-04-2008, 05:24 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me what type of chain comes on a GSXR 600 (2007). I have been told from two different bike shops #520 and #525....Which one is it? And what is the conversion kit...Just a wider chain with new sprokets? What is the benefit of the conversion? tks
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stick w/ OE, prolly 525

520 is narrower.
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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why would people convert to a more narrow chain?
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:24 PM   #4
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Save on weight. Unless you are racing stick with the OEM the other wears out quickly for everyday use.
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im not sure about the fact that they wear out faster, unless you get the alum. sprocket!

but yea less rotating weight! its thiner, and yea its more for racers!

on a 600 it would be fine, but stick with the steal sprockets,

and the 525-530 chains are more for the larger bikes with more HP, THE BUSA., R1 EX!
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Wear wise, all else being equal, the 530 will last longer. The 520 is 1/8' narrower which makes all those pins and rollers narrower/lighter. That of course means there is that much less surface area to transmit the load and therefore will wear out quicker, again, all else being equal.

But it really depends on how well you maintain your chain. I'm seeing mixed feeling as far as wear.
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the sprockets seem fine, I just screwed up and used the wrong cleaner on my chain and now I have to lube it every week or two....Getting back to the original problem....K's motorsports (old guy didn't seem to know much) told me I had a 525...Tejas told me I had a 520...I saw two different spec. sheets for a 2007 GSXR 600 and each one had different chain sizes!!! WTF I'm trying to order the chain on E-Bay..(I don't buy much in the bike shops...too much $$$$) Just need to find out what friggin chain to get...Also DID or RK any opinions?
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Personally I have used RK and they last quite a long time but both are great brands IMO.
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They're both good. I run an RK 530 X-ring on my 750.
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the sprockets seem fine, I just screwed up and used the wrong cleaner on my chain and now I have to lube it every week or two....Getting back to the original problem....K's motorsports (old guy didn't seem to know much) told me I had a 525...Tejas told me I had a 520...I saw two different spec. sheets for a 2007 GSXR 600 and each one had different chain sizes!!! WTF I'm trying to order the chain on E-Bay..(I don't buy much in the bike shops...too much $$$$) Just need to find out what friggin chain to get...Also DID or RK any opinions?
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:11 PM   #11
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sweet....thanks for the info...I'll give them a call...
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