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New Chain: 520 Conversion and Brand?

Old 07-22-2004, 12:18 PM
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New Chain: 520 Conversion and Brand?

Looking to replace the stock chain with 17,000 miles on the bike. I want to do a 520 conversion but I am not sure what brand of chain and sprockets should be purchased. Here is what I was looking to purchase from Kneedraggers:


$ 33.00 SprocketSpecialists Sprockets - Front Sprocket - Honda VTR1000F - 520 Chain - 583X Steel - 16 YEARS: 97-02

$ 75.00 RK 520 XSO X-Ring Chain - 120 Links

$ 50.00 Sprocket Specialists Stealth Rear Sprocket - Honda VTR1000 - 520 Chain - ST8100 Stealth - 41 YEARS: 93-95

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Old 07-22-2004, 01:11 PM
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Re: New Chain: 520 Conversion and Brand?

If it were me, I would stick with the steel 530 lines, the same as the ones the bike comes with.

With the amount of torque these engines have, going to a weaker chain/sprocket set will reduce the chain life, without giving too many "noticeable" advantages.

Just my 2 cents.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=34284

Full 520 Vortex conversion kit. Auction ends October 25, '04. Starting bid $100. BIN $150.
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Re: New Chain: 520 Conversion and Brand?

I posted this in another thread on the Forum, and it seems appropriate here as well:

I went with the Vortex 520 conversion kit, one-tooth-down on the front sprocket, two-teeth-up on the rear sprocket. I've used three brands of 520-conversion chain that I consider to be top-flight and almost interchangable--for most practical applications, at least: Regina gold x-ring (arguably the best of the three), DID gold x-ring (arguably very close in quality to the Regina), and EK gold x-ring (a very close third place).

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