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02-09-2008 10:44 PM
Blade56
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Originally Posted by DemonRR View Post
ok, been reading and reading and more reading up on chains and sprockets. i finally placed my order today.

i went with a 520 pitch gold DID erv3 120 link chain, 16t front and 44t rear Driven sprockets. stock gearing is 16f 42r. so basically going +2 on the rear. this should yeild more low end torque, as well as switching from the stock 530pitch chain and running a 520 chain. more unsprung weight = more useable power. i also bought a speedo healer so my odometer and spedometer will be correct. I also bought a set of 2007 1000rr front rotors with the black trim for my street wheels. its like christmas time all over again. woo hooo!!!

now to buy some trackdays
That is a very good chain, but you will wear it out a little quicker. If you are not worried about the little bit of extra weight and want longevity next time, I would highly recomend the DID 530 ZVM2. This chain is designed for the big bikes like the Hayabusa and ZX12R's.

So on the liter bikes, they last a long time.
02-09-2008 02:42 PM
DemonRR ok, been reading and reading and more reading up on chains and sprockets. i finally placed my order today.

i went with a 520 pitch gold DID erv3 120 link chain, 16t front and 44t rear Driven sprockets. stock gearing is 16f 42r. so basically going +2 on the rear. this should yeild more low end torque, as well as switching from the stock 530pitch chain and running a 520 chain. more unsprung weight = more useable power. i also bought a speedo healer so my odometer and spedometer will be correct. I also bought a set of 2007 1000rr front rotors with the black trim for my street wheels. its like christmas time all over again. woo hooo!!!

now to buy some trackdays
02-05-2008 12:22 PM
Smitty Actually LDH I had it even better when I lived in Banff National Park in Alberta for '52 to '60 & from '53 to '60 with a sport shop that catered to mountaineers, skiers, fishermen to so many others. Back in '48 I took to mountaineering & skiing.

Then here in '60 with a complete change in life-style as I went into being a full time fruit orchardist to also some money in a m/c shop for some yrs. Did ski in '60 to '62 but unfortunately the pruning of trees to getting ready for Spring was my loss of skiing--think I still have a pair of Fischer Alu-Steel 105mm which is SHORT compared to my love for 220 in downhill. For so many were scooting around on 85s.

Unfortunately AGE has come in & believe me 77 yrs of age is starting to be OLD.
02-04-2008 06:47 PM
DemonRR smitty, i know ldh from 1000rr.net.

i already have a near rubbing issue on my bike. its a 2004, but i run a 55 series rear, thus i run a stock 2006 rear sprocket. which is a 42t, the 2004 stock is a 41t. i run a +1 rear sprocket now to compensate for the bigger rear tire.

so along with my sprocket change, i need to buy a chain with some extra links to get the rear wheel back from the swingarm. another reason why im doing a sprocket/chain swap/upgrade.
02-04-2008 06:42 PM
DemonRR
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Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
yo LDH, wtf you doing on this side of the web?? lol

same guy/screen name from .net. lol
02-04-2008 10:40 AM
Lord Duckhunter Well I am jealous... Awesome roads for riding in the summer & close to the best ski resorts on the continent in the winter! Must be nice...
02-04-2008 10:38 AM
Smitty LDH I am in the Okanagan Valley which is the southern part of the central portion of the Province of B.C. & yes in the Rockies for my hope is in a little town north of Penticton, but south of Kelowna (only three cities in this OK Valley & Vernon is the most north as Penticton is the most south).

ALL small towns & farms are sort of perched on the mtn sides to the East & West of the Valley's lakes meaning nothing ls flat so the fun of up & down twistie roads in our towns to the Hwy mtn roads.

Lastly if you look up Hwy 97 then it is 55 miles from my home town to the USA/Cdn border at the town of Oriville in Wash State & Osoyoos on the Cdn side.

It is a glory for sportbike riding, but over 75% are HD/Cruisers that putter along at around the max speed limits of 80-90-100KPH---50--55-60mph.
02-04-2008 10:28 AM
Lord Duckhunter Smitty where in Western Canada are you? Just curious as I was just in Vancouver (Whistler/Blackcomb)
02-04-2008 10:26 AM
Smitty 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.
02-04-2008 09:18 AM
apuddy Thanks Duckhunter, there was some good info in that article.
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