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Am curious to see what brand chain and sprockets you guys are rolling. Am in the market for a new kit and am willing to spend as mush as required to ensure i get a very top quality kit. These are the 3 i am looking at, at the moment, please state if you know of any others that are top rated

Thanks in advance
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I voted "other"

Im using sprocket specialists front/rear super light steel sprockets and an RK GXW all black chain...520

Compared to stock this set up is going to last a super long time. I installed this kit ~5k miles ago and all Ive done is lube the chain...havent adjusted it and it doesnt need it:fact

Im very impressed with this kit...

Got this kit from motomummy.com
 

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Will be buying the DID ERV3/Driven sproc combo.
 

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I'm running a driven front and rear sprocket with a black RK chain
 

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I wouldn't by your poll as you listed the least popular kits out there and you only gave the choice of one chain.

As for chain kits there isn't a "best" kit per se. It depends on what you want. If you want lightweight and performance then I would recommend the Driven hard anodized alum rear chain kit with the ek mvxz chain or the rk gxw chain. Super strong chains with great tensile strength and great sprockets.

If you want lightweight and longevity then I would recommend the Driven lighweight steel chain kit. Very lightweight full steel sprocket. If you go with this combo you can pick from the two chains I just mentioned or if you want the very strongest kit then get the ek zzz chain with it. we don't offer this chain with hard anodized alum chain kits as it's overkill for an alum rear sprocket. The vortex and drive systems steel lightweight kits are great as well.

It really depends on which you want...
 

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did is a good chain for sure, but the thing to remember is it has the weakest tensile strength out of the ones I listed and it's by far the most spendy. Granted it's still plenty strong for an r6, but if you go with steel sprockets I would surely recommend a stronger/longer lasting chain. It is 2-3 ounces less weight then the rest, but that's not anything you will notice.
 

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Have taken a look at your site motomummy and have added some items to the cart to compare. Am quite interested in placing an order soon, am just curious, is my basic set-up a 530? i have herd plenty about the 520 but just prefer the piece of mind that the 530 is stronger? or am i misinformed? I have an R6 2004 "2nd Gen" The kit i priced up on your site comes in cheaper than what i have found and if what you are saying about the chain being stronger and the "driven" sprockets being "great" should that provide me with good enough strength and functionality, sorry about all the questions, like to be in the know before i buy things

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Dan
 

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The 530 chain kits we sell are hard anodized alum and will not last as long as the steel 520 chain kits. I would recommend the steel 520 chain kits as it's way more then enough for anything an R6 could ever throw at it. It will last as long as stock or longer as the chain wear indicator is better then oem chains. If you want longevity go with the steel 520 chain kit. It will most most 530 kits out there unless you get a full steel rear sprocket 530 and a super high end 530 chain, but for an r6 that is way overkill.

1000cc bikes can get 10-15k easily out of a 520 alum rear sprocket chain kit. 600's can easily get 12-20k miles depending on how you take care of them. Now the steel 520 chain kits can get a 1000cc bike easily over 30k miles and a 600cc bike much longer if taken care of.

Time/weather will wear out it out before the miles do if you go with a steel 520 chain kit.
All of this though is if you're after longevity. If you want performance then go with the hard anodized alum rear sprocket chain kits like the Driven.
 

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So if I am after performance which I am, the 530 is the way to go with the hard anodized alum rear sprocket which I have added to cart "driven" and the chain that you specified in your other post, If that is correct then i shall be placing an order shortly.
Sorry about all the questions again

Dan
 

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So if I am after performance which I am, the 530 is the way to go with the hard anodized alum rear sprocket which I have added to cart "driven" and the chain that you specified in your other post, If that is correct then i shall be placing an order shortly.
Sorry about all the questions again

Dan
520 pitch is what you want for performance with aluminum rear sprocket(hard anodized) 520 is smaller and lighter than the 530
 

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for ultimate performance you want 520 driven chain kit with the hard anodized rear sprocket(180ish).

For performance and longevity you want the driven 520 steel kit or the vortex or drive systems (170ish). These are less weight then the 530 kit you're about to get and will last longer.
 
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