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    Hey everybody

    I'm just wondering if anybody has done a 520 chain/sprocket conversion on their bike. I've got an 08 R6 and just wondering if it's worth it.

    Cheers.
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  • #2
    An 08 R6, you say?
    Originally posted by Melkor
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    • #3
      If your chain and sprockets are fine Kane I wouldn't bother unless, you wanted to change the ratio's like on my Duke.
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      • #4
        There is really no point in changing your chain to 520 unless you are going to be changing your ratio too. I did mine on my 07 ZX10R this thing was mental... deff a first upgrade IMO

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        • #5
          The slightly lower reciprocating mass may make a small difference but the biggest difference would be changing the ratios at the same time. I have a 520 and went +1 on the rear. It has made a difference, and bigger than I thought. 2nd gear wheelies are actually possible on the R1 without too much clutch abuse now.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Kane It View Post
            Hey everybody

            I'm just wondering if anybody has done a 520 chain/sprocket conversion on their bike. I've got an 08 R6 and just wondering if it's worth it.

            Cheers.
            Yes I have, and in my opinion, no it's not.
            Changing ratios however is another kettle of fish.
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            • #7
              There have been a few threads covering this lately... i CBF searching and seem to be unable to find anything when i do so yeah just have a look.

              I recently did a 520 conversion with a -1F and +1R on my gixxer 600, pretty big difference picks up with a bit more bite now.

              EDIT: But it really is the ratio as all have said that is really responsible for the better pick up

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              • #8
                Did the 520 conversion on Kermit, plus a ratio change... am going to go back to the stock ratio next sprocket\chain change...
                Feed 'em to the pigs, Errol....

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                • #9
                  If you're just street riding, you'll probably not notice the difference in mass between a 520 and 530 chain.

                  But you'll likely notice a reduction in chain life, particularly if you like twisting the throttle or sitting at higher speeds.

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                  • #10
                    So a 520 chain has a shorter lifespan eh?

                    Just because its lighter?

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                    • #11
                      The difference in life from a 525 - 520 on the street wouldnt
                      be that significant..

                      IMHO as already said, leave 525 and change sprocket ratio.


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