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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2007, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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520 Conversion Pros And Cons

I know there are some pros and cons to the 520 conversion. Does anyone have any input for someone wanting to do this.
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Re: 520 Conversion Pros And Cons

you should have done a search. but at any rate it is less weight and rotating mass on the driveline. i did a -1 and +3 and it is awsome. it will last just as long as a stock setup as long as it is installed properly and maintained by lubing the chain once in a while. really no major drawbacks.

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Re: 520 Conversion Pros And Cons

If you change your gearing, your speedometer and odo will be out. But that's minor. These bikes arn't meant for high mileage anyways, so ride the snot out of them while they're young! Anyways, that'd be the only drawback. I'd suggest play with the gearing and do the swap yourself.

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Re: 520 Conversion Pros And Cons

there are no drawbacks to a 520 conversion using the stock gearing. if you go with the popular -1 +2 set up the only difference is your speedo will be off a couple m.p.h and you will be doing about 6000 rpm at 60, 7000 at 70,and so on, so it will be a little bit of a rever on the freeway. it would be about the same as if you were cruising in fifth gear with stock gearing. I usually find myself in forth or fifth anyway when doing a short jaunt as i like to see the tack at around 7-8 g never lower than 6g when on the freeway or city streets.

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Re: 520 Conversion Pros And Cons

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If you change your gearing, your speedometer and odo will be out. But that's minor. These bikes arn't meant for high mileage anyways, so ride the snot out of them while they're young! Anyways, that'd be the only drawback. I'd suggest play with the gearing and do the swap yourself.

you're joking right?

i know and have heard of TONS of guys who are pushing 50K on their odo's on yamaha's. even guys who have hit 100k and still goign strong wtf are you talking about...

r6's should last you 100k miles if properly maintained.
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true dat. true dat.

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Re: 520 Conversion Pros And Cons

plus you guys forgot to mentio the SPEEDOHEALER which will fix your speedo probs. there is no drawback. buy it and have fun


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Re: 520 Conversion Pros And Cons

Only drawback I have to mention for the 520 is keeping my damn chain clean! Stupid dirt!

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Re: 520 Conversion Pros And Cons

yes a speedohealer will solve those problems...

the bikes can easily handle high mileage also. my r1 has 45k with a big bore kit and HARD riding and every mod on earth done almost
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Re: 520 Conversion Pros And Cons

depending on the how you change the teeth it runs through the revs and is always reving high. If you plan on racing neither are cons and there are none.

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