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520 chain converson??

I have a 97 GSX R750 that is fully stock and in great shape. I had asked you you guys what kind of up grades I should do. well one of the suggestions that was given was to do a 520 chain converson -1 tooth front & +1 rear sprockets. At this time my rear sprocket is pretty worn and my chain near its end so I figured if I was going to replace them I would do the 520 converson. So my ? is, what does a 520 converson do?
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You're actually going to change the Size / weight of the chain itself. See this thread for an explaination of what the chain # means. EG 530, 525 or 520.
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Great idea!

-1 front
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520 conversion
X-Ring DiD Chain

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Great idea!

-1 front
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520 conversion
X-Ring DiD Chain

Sprocket brand is a debate!
What does this do as far as performance
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Well basically the 520 increases the amount of power you get to the rear wheel by reducing the spinning weight.

The sprocket changes change your gear ratio so that you have more go off the line.




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Farely inexpensive to pick up decent acceleration.
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I hate to be the devil's advocate, but there's no free lunch. Acceleration will be quicker, but the 520 chain is slightly weaker than the stock 525 or 530 chain. Other things will decrease by about 10 percent with the sprocket changes. If your mileage is 40 MPG, it will go down to 36. If top speed was 150, it will be 135. If 60 MPH cruise was at 5,000 RPM, it will be 5,500.
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I hate to be the devil's advocate, but there's no free lunch. Acceleration will be quicker, but the 520 chain is slightly weaker than the stock 525 or 530 chain. Other things will decrease by about 10 percent with the sprocket changes. If your mileage is 40 MPG, it will go down to 36. If top speed was 150, it will be 135. If 60 MPH cruise was at 5,000 RPM, it will be 5,500.
True. I will add that we were doing top speed runs one day and my buddy's '05 GSXR 750 with one up/one down freakin pulled on me bigtime at the top end. His top end was still there bigtime. He was keeping up with a Busa til about 175, then the Busa started to pull, but he was still pulling on me.
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I hate to be the devil's advocate, but there's no free lunch. Acceleration will be quicker, but the 520 chain is slightly weaker than the stock 525 or 530 chain. Other things will decrease by about 10 percent with the sprocket changes. If your mileage is 40 MPG, it will go down to 36. If top speed was 150, it will be 135. If 60 MPH cruise was at 5,000 RPM, it will be 5,500.
on everything except the strength part. If you get a quality chain. ie.. DiD Gold X ring. The tensile strength is as good or better than most stock 525 0r 530's.

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Great idea!

-1 front
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520 conversion
X-Ring DiD Chain

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Not to you it isn't.



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Not to you it isn't.
True... I know what I believe is the only way..

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While NW is right... you will not notice that much loss on the top end.. not nearly as much from this as you will from getting a speedo healer that corrects that inaccurate speedo!




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cool thanks for the info
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