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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?

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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?

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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:
that what you wanted to know :?:
 

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here here i second that i got mine on my bike and love the power it got you could feel the difference once you put the 520 conversion kit...
 

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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.....

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TuningForkR6 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.....

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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 need

www.whitebuffaloracing.com

i know me and redline got ours there. if you want to what to get ill let u knoiw but u might already have someone to tell you so :mrgreen: :cheers
 

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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?

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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?

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you wont snap a 520 chain with a 600...
 

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jasamb said:
you wont snap a 520 chain with a 600...
OK, well then wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy 1 sprocket V.S. 2 sprockets and a chain? It seems to me that they would both make the bike quicker off the line.....

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I'm interested in this 520 conversion. What parts do I have to buy? Is there a kit with all the necessary parts?
 

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All you need in order to convert over to a 520 chain is the chain, obviously, and a 520 style front and rear sprocket.

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it would but the 520 chain is alot lighter and that is less power lost transfering the power to the real wheel. it is a matter of effeciency
 

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Will the speedometer read inaccurately after the conversion?

I am curious cause I just bought an R6 with the 520 conversion done and my bike will reads a 85+mph and cars are still passing me on the freeway.

I test drove a stock R6 ealier that day and the one with the mod had alot more power. I'm glad I waited and got the 2nd bike I looked at!
 

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Will the speedometer read inaccurately after the conversion?

I am curious cause I just bought an R6 with the 520 conversion done and my bike will reads a 85+mph and cars are still passing me on the freeway.

I test drove a stock R6 ealier that day and the one with the mod had alot more power. I'm glad I waited and got the 2nd bike I looked at!
 

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Most bikes seem to read high. My zzr1200 reads 90 when the GPS say 81. running a friends busa along the ZZR yielded similar results.

I couldn't tell you on the R6, I only watch the revs :)
 

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ridersblock said:
Will the speedometer read inaccurately after the conversion?

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The speedo is inacurate from the factory, but changoing to a 520 chain will not affect the speedo.

Changing the sprockets WILL affect the speedo though.
 

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'520 conversion' is changing the chain and sprockets, right?

I went out w/ my brother and had him travel at 70 mph in his truck, side by side, my speedo read 87 mph.
A false reading of speed can be dangerous when trying to slow down for a cop on the road.
Yamaha said they could not re-calibrate my speedo. :?:
 
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