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It's been a while since ive been on here. I had a chain come off going down the road and i deserve every single headache ive had for the last two weeks trying to straighten out the mess.( because i bought a cheap chain) Obviously the chain was shot and not only that but it chewed up the rear sprocket carrier and the sprocket itself. not only that but it ripped the axle mounted tag holder up and scratched the tag pretty bad. (I hate the way those plate holders look anyway). The chain finally wedged itself between the sprocket carrier and swingarm taking out a good chunk of aluminum. Ok not a chunk but did scratch it pretty bad. I want to get a good high quality chain and sprocket kit but i dont know whats good quality and whats just over priced. what should i get as far as brand and should i go ahead and get 520 kit or keep 530. i wonder if the 520 kit is even worth the few grams of weight you lose. please help guys
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Sorry about your luck.

DID for chain. Lots of folks run the afam rear sprocket and jt front. Can't go wrong. Avoid vortex sprockets. As far as width, it personal preference. The 520 chain is plenty strong enough for the RC. Its what I run. Make sure you use a rivet type master link. The local stealership wanted to install mine with a clip link. That's bad things waiting to happen

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afam sprockets and DID chain are your best components. the 520 chain will save some weight. unless you are racing the small weight savings probably won't matter very much. my philosophy is to buy the best stuff and it will pay off in time. cavman

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Our site sponsors sell these or the Driven stuff is decent without breaking the bank.

I use Renthal....some bash them but I like them and they work very well. Of course I clean and adjust the chain/sprockets very often. (Every other ride over 100 miles)

DID or RK chains do the trick too.



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Also when do you need to replace the chain slider. the web site i found it on was $40 and i dont want to buy a new one if i dont have to but i dont know. I think i should since im gonna spend alot on this new chain kit
what do you guys think
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Also when do you need to replace the chain slider. the web site i found it on was $40 and i dont want to buy a new one if i dont have to but i dont know. I think i should since im gonna spend alot on this new chain kit
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If its f*cked up then yes, replace it. I would buy oem though.

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If its f*cked up then yes, replace it. I would buy oem though.

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Yea your right. The middle ridge is worn at least half way and the new chain would prob eat away a good bit just getting "seated" because I'm going 520 since you said you don't have a problem. Thanks for the advice.


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I'm going 520 since you said you don't have a problem. Thanks for the advice.
No problem. The newest 600cc sport bikes run 520 chains and most of them produce close to the same or even more power then the RC51. I figure cut weight where you can because the RC is a fat girl

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