520 sprockets/chain - Page 2 : Yamaha R6 : R6 Forum

» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Yamaha YZF R6 Prices
Go Back   Yamaha R6 Forum: YZF-R6 Forums > R6 Related Discussion > Garage / Mechanical Help

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2013, 09:03 PM   #11
1fast09yzfR6
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
 
1fast09yzfR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 81
Bike: 2009 YZF-R6(White/Red)
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1fast09yzfR6 View Post
Thanks for the link. Very good info!
One More Question... As far as chain length goes...How many links 120,150 or 170?

https://www.motomummy.com/chains/ek-mvxz-colored-chain/


Thanks.
1fast09yzfR6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-04-2013, 09:06 PM   #12
Tdub
FastForward Performance
 
Tdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OWB, Ky
Posts: 961
Bike: Honda Z50
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

Most of thetime you will end up with 114 links.
__________________
Say What??
Tdub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 09:45 PM   #13
1fast09yzfR6
Just made this great wheelie.. did you see it?!
 
1fast09yzfR6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 81
Bike: 2009 YZF-R6(White/Red)
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tdub View Post
Most of thetime you will end up with 114 links.
So you think i would be safe with the 120 link chain?
1fast09yzfR6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 09:51 PM   #14
Eric10301
I eat my R6
 
Eric10301's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: San Bernardino, CA
Posts: 1,353
Bike: 08 R6 Track Bike
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1fast09yzfR6 View Post
So you think i would be safe with the 120 link chain?
Yes, it's not like you are going to find one with 114 links. Just have the proper tools to you can cut the excess links and press the master link.
Eric10301 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #15
gsxcorey
Riding his own ride...
 
gsxcorey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,702
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

120 links is a common chain length. You then just shorten it to what you need during the install.
__________________
Corey

Check us out on Facebook too.
gsxcorey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 07:43 AM   #16
Mr. Azim
I eat my R6
 
Mr. Azim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 507
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

I wouldn't trust those "Calculation" websites.... because they don't account for where your axle is adjusted to. I was told to cut to 114 links but really needed 117 because the slicks I run needed extra space.

Get a larger chain, put it on the bike with the tire properly adjusted so it isn't rubbing against the swingarm, wrap it around the sprockets and THEN cut.
__________________
SOAR Novice #84
2006 Yamaha YZF-R6

2013 Sponsors/Supporters
Trackside Cuts Custom Leather & Vinyl
MikeyMoto Racing Lightweight Brake Rotors, Levers & Guards
Racer5 & Speedworx Racer Training & Motorcycle Accessories/Parts/Repairs
Bluestreak Racing Motorcycle Parts & Accessories
Vortex Racing Motorcycle Parts & Accessories
Mr. Azim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #17
Tdub
FastForward Performance
 
Tdub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OWB, Ky
Posts: 961
Bike: Honda Z50
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

You must be running some good size sprockets to need that many links.
__________________
Say What??
Tdub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 09:32 AM   #18
Mr. Azim
I eat my R6
 
Mr. Azim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 507
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tdub View Post
You must be running some good size sprockets to need that many links.
Why waste those 47/48/49 race sprockets
__________________
SOAR Novice #84
2006 Yamaha YZF-R6

2013 Sponsors/Supporters
Trackside Cuts Custom Leather & Vinyl
MikeyMoto Racing Lightweight Brake Rotors, Levers & Guards
Racer5 & Speedworx Racer Training & Motorcycle Accessories/Parts/Repairs
Bluestreak Racing Motorcycle Parts & Accessories
Vortex Racing Motorcycle Parts & Accessories
Mr. Azim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2013, 10:03 AM   #19
MELK-MAN
"The Dude abides .. "
 
MELK-MAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: tampa
Posts: 4,105
Bike: 2008 yamaha R6 - 2 bikes
Re: 520 sprockets/chain

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Azim View Post
Why waste those 47/48/49 race sprockets
114 links is stock on the 3rd gen. I don't know how you get 117 links though, ya can't have an odd number, do ya mean 116 links? i have heard of the mythical 1/2 link, but personally do not know anyone that uses them. Running 116 is preferred sometimes, depending on what setup you are looking for (axle position). There is NO problem running the Michelin 190 dot OR slicks with the axle way forward if you so choose..

i too am a fan of "measure twice, cut once"
__________________
MICHELIN, EBC, Proflow Technologies
Silkolene, JenningsGP, Engine Ice, Sharkskinz, Pit-Bull


Greg Melka - CCS roadracing and FTR harescrambles
www.facebook.com/greg.melka.1
My racin n' ridin youtube vids http://www.youtube.com/user/gregmelka?feature=mhee
MELK-MAN is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Chain (520) and Sprockets mjberry99 Bikes + Parts + Gear Wanted 6 08-15-2012 07:26 AM
Chain and Sprockets bermondseyboy1987 Appearance and Exterior Mods 5 07-29-2011 06:52 AM
Chain and Sprockets. scasady6471 General Discussions 2 08-11-2010 02:09 PM
Sprockets and chain.... R6+R32=FUN General Discussions 9 09-10-2009 08:14 PM
Chain and sprockets Yamahauler General Discussions 13 07-02-2007 10:22 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:21 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum
R6-Forum.com is an independent Yamaha enthusiast website. Content on R6-Forum.com is generated by its users and R6-Forum.com is not in any way affiliated with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.