mainly it reduces the reciprocating wheight the bike has to turn. which will make the engines RPMs run up faster therefor puttin more power to the ground, makin it what everyone wants, FASTER :mrgreen:TuningForkR6 said:I'm picking up an R6 within the next month and I've been hearing about converting over to a 520 chain? What type of effect does this have on the bike, what is the purpose for this conversion?
its plenty strong for a six. just make sure to not skimp on any parts. also go to this website for em they have great prices on everything you needTuningForkR6 said:Cool, makes sense. So I would just need to pick up a 520 chain and sprockets to match correct? Will the 520 hold when you snap the throttle back? I just don't want the chain breakin when I'm doin 80mph and lock up the back tire.....
you wont snap a 520 chain with a 600...TuningForkR6 said:Wait a minute....... I just thought of something....... Couldn't you keep the original 530 size and just downsize the front sprocket by 1 tooth? I think that would accomplish the same goal and you wouldn't have to worry about the smaller chain snapping....... yes/no?