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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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time for chain an sprockets

Ok so the sprockets are starting to fish hook a little an im gonna replace them an the chain while im at it.. so my question is what should i get for a chain people keep saying ill snap a 520 chain with the torque of the RC51 an i do tend to accelerate hard so i dont wanna snap a chain I wanna go down 1 in the front an up 2 in the rear being thats what the bike has now an i like it So i need some suggestions also should i got steel sprockets or Aluminum
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-15-2012, 08:49 PM
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Not to worry, it won't snap a 520 chain.
The chain is what wears out the sprockets, so it's important to frequently clean, lube, and check adjustment of the chain. Regardless of type.
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i usually clean an lube the chain about every 2 weeks or after riding in the rain
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I have used RK 520 chains on all of the bikes I haved owned with no issues.

Sprockets...do a search, there are plenty of threads out there discussing this.



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I run an RK XSO 530 chain on mine, I too have had excellent success.
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DID here. 520 and aluminum rear sprocket. The first set was good for somewhere around 20,000 miles. I just recently replaced the whole set with the same.

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DID gold --520 -- driven sprockets --

  • Penske triple adjustable shock Moriwaki linkage
  • forks , valves , springs ,top-out mod
  • Moriwaki rearsets
  • Carbon Airbox heatshielding custom K&N panel filter
  • Power Commander USB
  • Galfer superbike full foating rotors - SS braided lines
  • Brembo 19 RCS Adjustable Ratio Radial Brake Master Cylinder
  • DID 520 gold chain
  • CRG folding clutch lever
  • Relocated battery Shortened wiring harness
  • Flapper PAIR EVAP removed
  • Soft Rev limiter removed
  • 15/41 gears 520
  • Vortex clip-ons
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Driven sprockets all the way! 520 with the rk chain Sub mentioned above

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All the info you need and then some

http://www.rc51.org/gearing.htm
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 04:42 PM
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Kyle Racing has good 520 conversion kits for the RC51.

DID ERV3 520 pitch 120 link gold chain
steel countershaft sprockets
hard anodized aluminum rear sprockets supplied by either AFAM or Drive Systems

http://www.shop.kyleusa.com/product....&categoryId=34
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