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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-28-2008, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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need help on choosing chain/sprockets

ok, time for my bike to get a new set of sprockets and a chain.

i do NOT want to go to a 520 conversion. with that out of the way, this is what im looking for. dont ask why, i just would rather not on my bike.

stock my bike is 16f 42r with a 530 o-ring chain.

thinking i might go 16f 43r with a DID x-ring chain.

now ive read Driven sprockets are the shiznit, then afam, then vortex. what are your thoughts?

so toss me up some ideas on a 16f/43r sprocket and an excellent 530 chain.

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You are way to fussy a m/c rider then I am for when it comes to a new chain I simply buy stock what they have at the shop in sprockets & DID 530 'O' ring chain & that is it. I am not fussy over something better then stock.

After all my '00 Honda 929 & '03 Honda 954 are only modified what with Kevlar front brake lines with a radial steerhead damper of Scotts on the 929 & GBR on the 954. Rest is stock. Oh yes I forgot that my '97 YZR600r is just with Kevlar front brake lines.

Guess this is because I have been riding m/cs since '46 that I have lost the drive, not that there was one due to lack of what was offered in those early yrs, of the best possibly on my bikes.

Though I will not be alive, come the time when you reach 61 yrs of riding, that includes 42 yrs of dirt comp & some road racing, if you are still fussy over what is on your latest bike. No sour remark or kidding but a simple fact in life to me & probably others that might be my age, but not many of us left & still riding let alone sportbikes.

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im just lookin for a little more "pep". if that is at all possible on a liter bike. lol

chris and qwick, what are your thoughts?

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What's wrong with the 520 conversion....? Since I just got the kit/sprockets and am pretty excited about it.

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What's wrong with the 520 conversion....? Since I just got the kit/sprockets and am pretty excited about it.

nothing really. but on a liter bike with decent ammounts of power, ive heard (yes, actually heard from a few 1000rr riders), that the chain cant handle the added stress and break, also they stretch way to quickly. some guys run the 520 conversions for weight savings.

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nothing really. but on a liter bike with decent ammounts of power, ive heard (yes, actually heard from a few 1000rr riders), that the chain cant handle the added stress and break, also they stretch way to quickly. some guys run the 520 conversions for weight savings.
Yes, with cheap chain and sprockets, they will stretch and break with the HP of a 1k bike. However, I have not been told by anyone that a D.I.D. chain has ever snapped or stretch when they went to a 520 conversion on a 1k bike.

It's your money and preference not to go that route. Even with a 530 stay with D.I.D.

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Thanks Duckhunter, there was some good info in that article.

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Trust LDH to come up with some of the best info.

Thing is if your are ONLY racing the bike then the 520 is a saving in weight & will do the job in a race or even a practice. After all a racer or the crew tears the bike down after the race to replace what shows wear or possible stress.

Mind you if you are ALSO riding around around town & during track days then I would say use the 530 for you are not trying to reach 165 mph or over all the time-----even 125mph on a hwy unless marked as Max Speed Limit then you can obtain a ticket for speeding to dangerous driver or whatever they want to throw at you.

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