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Old 01-08-2006, 05:31 PM   #1
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Talking My bike is Happy!!

Well after my ride at the Forest last weekend I knew I definitely had to take care of some with my bike. One major thing was my chain. Every 2 weeks or so for the last 2 months, I've been having to adjust the chain slack because it wouldn't stay tight for nothing. During the group ride to the Forest, my chain actually skipped a couple teeth on the rear sprocket and it felt hella nasty.

So... yesterday I bought myself some Vortex Sprockets and a RK chain and did the 520 conversion. While I was buying that, I also decided to buy a K&N filter since I have never even touched my stock one for 2 years.
The chain installation was a since i didn't have the right tools and I even broke the clip for the master link last night and made a rush to Cycle gear for a new one.
When I took off my air filter it was completely black and there was debris everywhere. I think this was the major reason why my bike would hesitate at different RPM's when i would accelerate.

Well today I completed the project and my bike runs hella good now and feels brand new. I couldn't be more happy with the money I spent and the products I bought. There is no more hesitation and the power delivery is extremely smooth.

That is all... good day.
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Old 01-08-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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Hey bro, it was a pleasure to meet you Friday.
You bike sounds like it's much happier than mine
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speaking of air filters, after how many miles would you normally change it?
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go easy on the wheelies with the 520 conversion clos.
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Why's that Chris?
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Hey bro, it was a pleasure to meet you Friday.
You bike sounds like it's much happier than mine
It was great meeting you man. Sorry about what happened later on that night.
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Why's that Chris?
the 520 weaker then the 530 so it cant take as much stress
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sorry to say, but vortex alu. sprockets suck .
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About thge 520 chain, yeah, it won't take abuse well, and Vortex sprockets, like Ed said, kinda suck because they will wear out quick, but they look great.
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yeah as stated above clos the chain isnt as strong as a oem one. as you can see its alot smaller then the oem one too. so if i were i would just go easy unless you want to find your self replacing the chain and sprocket agian after very little mileage
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what is a good aftermarket chain.. for a noob with stock sprockets??
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keep the OEM. no need for a aftermarket unless you strictly stunt or race.
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yeah i saw the oem chain is 180.. i was like hmmm.. i need to make sure i keep my lubed
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Well after my ride at the Forest last weekend I knew I definitely had to take care of some with my bike. One major thing was my chain. Every 2 weeks or so for the last 2 months, I've been having to adjust the chain slack because it wouldn't stay tight for nothing. During the group ride to the Forest, my chain actually skipped a couple teeth on the rear sprocket and it felt hella nasty.

So... yesterday I bought myself some Vortex Sprockets and a RK chain and did the 520 conversion. While I was buying that, I also decided to buy a K&N filter since I have never even touched my stock one for 2 years.
The chain installation was a since i didn't have the right tools and I even broke the clip for the master link last night and made a rush to Cycle gear for a new one.
When I took off my air filter it was completely black and there was debris everywhere. I think this was the major reason why my bike would hesitate at different RPM's when i would accelerate.

Well today I completed the project and my bike runs hella good now and feels brand new. I couldn't be more happy with the money I spent and the products I bought. There is no more hesitation and the power delivery is extremely smooth.

That is all... good day.

, no thanks to joey for helping out and supplying a storage for 2 days? , this is sucks. :eh: hehe
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Oh yeah... and I would like to take this time to say a BIG THANKS to Joey for allowing me to store my bike at his place and working on it there. We both worked hard Saturday night and broke the clip on the Master link.... got ... went out with some girls and got hella trashed. Then he wakes up early calls Cycle gear and finds out that they sell the Master link and clip... wakes me up and tells me the good news. Then he helps me complete the project. What a stand up kinda guy. :notworthy :notworthy
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haha. thanks dude. not a problem. now we just need to get taylors done.
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what about thanking me? you would of never known how bad your chain really was.

i see how it is...
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what about thanking me? you would of never known how bad your chain really was.

i see how it is...
Oh my.... My bad. Big thanks to my boy arturo for adjusting my chain slack in the middle of nowhere. I didn't want to really tell him that I knew how to do it so he could do it for me. Naw but really appreciate it bro. Imma lay off the wheelies for now and save my chain and sprocket for my trackdays :icon_bigg Anyone else need a thank you? :eh:
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