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Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Bike: '03 black/red r6
Re: Definitive: Chain & Sprocket thread........
used the search to find this thread and it is very helpful...learned a lot of new things like different o rings and pros and cons between each...however, I'm sorry to be that noon, but I've read, re-read, and re-read this article again, and I'm still have a little trouble understanding chain pitches in relation to sprockets.
my question is, I understand that a 530 chain is wider, heavier, and thicker then let's say a 520 chain...however, it was to my original understanding that you couldn't use a 520 chain without going -1/+2 with your sprockets...but then I thought that I had read in his article that if you don't wanna lose your top end but want to change your chain, you can run a 520 chain with stock gearing, which is a superior choice being that the chain will be lighter....
but then I read in a reply with the chart of sprocket widths and different pitches, and now I wonder if by using a different width chain, doesn't that mean that you'd need to use certain sprockets to fit the width better?
regardless, everything else made perfect sense to me and wanted to say thanks for taking the time for the write up, definitely helped me know what to look for.