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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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What should i expect

With a 520 chain conversion that i have done to my gixxer 750 how much sooner should i expect to change chain/sprockets if i clutch wheelies?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-2005, 12:11 PM
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Wheelies or not, expect the front sprocket to be the weak link. Depending on how hard you run it, I'd guess an average to be about 5,000 miles. More or less depending on how you run it.

I would not use a 520 on a street bike that came with a 530. Leave that stuff for a track bike where you might feel a slight benefit and the mileage is low with maintenance high. The very small benefit of that conversion is in braking and accelleration at triple digit speeds. It reduces the flywheel effect. Good luck.

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well my bike comes stock with a 525...guess i just wanted to try it out....honestly i havent noticed a big difference....next time i buy sprockets/chain ill just go back to the stock 525.....whats the most teeth i should/can go up in the rear but still ride on the street with out riding at wicked high revs on the street/highway
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You can calculate that for yourself by deciding what revs concern you for your typical riding. A quick reference is that one tooth down on the front usually falls between 2 and 3 teeth up on the rear and changing one end or the other is usually about a 6 percent change. To know for sure, you should calculate it using your exact number of sprocket teeth. With that number, in percent of change, you can use the percentage to calculate speedo error, RPM increase, etc. They will all change by that percentage. Hope it helps.

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