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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2006, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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New Chain and Sprockets.

Any specific company you guys suggest for these items? I also want to get a bigger sprocket for increased acceleration, should I go up on the front or back or both?

EDIT: I just noticed that companies make chain/sprocket kits, should I get one of these or steer clear? Speficially RK/Vortex? Also when they say it is geared say 14-47 and the stock gear is 15-47, I am going down a tooth and that would decrease acceleration right?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2006, 07:54 AM
 
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actually it will increase it slightly. its like going up 3 in the rear or so. i actually just recently bought a RK/Vortex kit. although i think i am going to regret going to a 520 chain. i dont think it will last worth shit. as when installed new it was already halfway down my wear mark on the swing arm. but i got no problems with the quality and i think the vortex sprockets are great.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2006, 09:35 AM
 
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Just remember that dropping in the front sprocket is going to decrease your high end and slightly decrease gas milage. I refuse to drop in sprocket size because I only get 25mpg as is lol.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2006, 01:30 PM
 
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Just remember that dropping in the front sprocket is going to decrease your high end and slightly decrease gas milage. I refuse to drop in sprocket size because I only get 25mpg as is lol.

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LOL thats horrible! dropping 1 in the front wont really affect your mileage that much....probably wont notice it.

its when u drop the front and increase the rear a bunch like the stunters when u really notice the loss.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2006, 02:12 PM
 
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-1 on the front sprocket is a perfect street setup for 99% of bikes.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-07-2006, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Alright think ill order the 14-47 then with the 530 chain.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2006, 11:27 AM
 
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Get the 14/49 combo. Best modification I've ever made. Got rid of the under 4k stutters too. Check out www.yzf600r.com under modifications section under stickies.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-11-2006, 12:50 PM
 
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I agree that one down the front is an ideal street gearing, BUT I put most of my time & milage on the hwy so I will not change & yes in time one will note there is a fuel loss for it is like riding in 5.5th gear & not 6th.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 04:20 AM
 
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Just remember that dropping in the front sprocket is going to decrease your high end and slightly decrease gas milage. I refuse to drop in sprocket size because I only get 25mpg as is lol.

Sepias
dude 25 mpg... u need to do somthing theres no way thats all your bike gets...

also in gernal how long are chains suppose to last?
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Actaully for I finally figured out I get around 28 mpg with some casual, some balls to the wall riding each gallon. Im on the 600 so it seems about acurate. The 6r drinks gas like its going out of style, and it is.
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