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just sold my 03 r6 and got an 06 with 1200 miles on her !! i put 1350 riding her back home and i must say i love that bike..the only thing i really miss is the mid the 03 had but it had a 520 conversion (+2,-1)...i dont necessarily want to do this to the 06 because i like the power as of now but if i went -1 in the front would it make a noticeable difference and where? ..how much would it throw the already off factory speedo off more? i know the +2,-1 threw it off by close to 12 mph..right now its only off about 5 when going 65mph...just looking for a cheap little mod at the moment..sorry if i disappoint anyone by not droppin some big bucks YET:cheers
 

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Well I have to throw my humble oppinion,which applies on my '03 as well),go for a +1 on the rear sprocket.At least for road use it will make a noticable difference along with a 520 conversion of course.
Also if you hate the % loss of your speedo,just buy a speedohealer and you are good to go.
 

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would the -1 in the front help the mid any?...nobody got any answers?
 

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^^^do you have a pick of your escort 9500i mounted post it up. but i am ging for a 520 conversion myself here in a week or so. i dont think minus 1 in the front would do too much. you could play with the back sprocket. i think it would do more
 

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^^^do you have a pick of your escort 9500i mounted post it up. but i am ging for a 520 conversion myself here in a week or so. i dont think minus 1 in the front would do too much. you could play with the back sprocket. i think it would do more
Not at the moment, currently its just in a fairly sealed back wrapped up under the windscreen but my adjustable windscreen mount from legalspeeding should be in next week and you can bet I will be posting pics once I get it on :D
 

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yeah i am going with the 520 conversion one day soon too..just not ready to drop 100 on a speedohealer just yet and the chain and sprockets on this bike are brand damn new anyway just though i would play around with either the front or back sprocket since they are only like 20 bucks for a front 40 ish for a rear
 

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yeah i am going with the 520 conversion one day soon too..just not ready to drop 100 on a speedohealer just yet and the chain and sprockets on this bike are brand damn new anyway just though i would play around with either the front or back sprocket since they are only like 20 bucks for a front 40 ish for a rear
honestly. for the money. i cant think of a better thing i have done to my bike for $100. You'd be surprised how far your speedo is going to be off once you do the 520 kit. Not to mention your odo. is gonna rack up alot of false miles on it.
 

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honestly. for the money. i cant think of a better thing i have done to my bike for $100. You'd be surprised how far your speedo is going to be off once you do the 520 kit. Not to mention your odo. is gonna rack up alot of false miles on it.
this i already know...as i had a 520 conversion on my 03 AND a speedohealer:fact..but at the moment i dont have $250 maybe a little more to drop on a 520 conversion and speedo healer...im going to put that mod on my bike before i even touch the exhaust..was just looking for something little to play around with until i got the 250 to drop on it...by either going up one or 2 in the back or down 1 in the front
 

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this i already know...as i had a 520 conversion on my 03 AND a speedohealer:fact..but at the moment i dont have $250 maybe a little more to drop on a 520 conversion and speedo healer...im going to put that mod on my bike before i even touch the exhaust..was just looking for something little to play around with until i got the 250 to drop on it...by either going up one or 2 in the back or down 1 in the front
you should be able to get a 525 sprocket and use the stock chain. im not exactly sure what size 525/530, but ive heard of people doing that. like it was said earlier a front sprocket is only 20-30 bucks, and a 1 tooth change on the front sprocket is the same as a 2-3 tooth change on the rear sprocket.
 

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you should have taken the speedo healer off the 03 and bought a new wire harness for the 06 and saved that 100
 

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On my '06 I stayed with the 525, spent $35 on a renthal sprocket for the front and got some nice added snap. You can notice the difference just going -1 in front on the stock 525 chain and rear sprocket. Do the 520 conversion when the chain needs replacing.
 

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On my '06 I stayed with the 525, spent $35 on a renthal sprocket for the front and got some nice added snap. You can notice the difference just going -1 in front on the stock 525 chain and rear sprocket. Do the 520 conversion when the chain needs replacing.
finally someone getting what i was explaining :popcorn:..so you went -1 in the front? thats what will add a little more snap/torque to the mostly top end sweet 06 ? didnt know for sure if i need to go -1 or +1 in the front..and yes i am going to do the 520 conversion when the stock chain and sprockets need replacing since thats been the plan from the day i got her..and money yeah i should have but i couldnt snatch that off in time before the guy came to pick it up from my apartment as i had no tools with me (home is only 15 mins away so i keep tools at the house) and didnt want to screw him over on the speedo being WAY off esp since he was a BIG TIME NEWB:jacked
 

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personaly i think every bike needs a -1 in front. It really depends on what type of riding your doing. If your doing reg street riding than -1 in front. These bikes are geared for track riding and high speeds. The stock gearing isnt the best for most areas. -1 in front will give you some snap, you will definately like the response but a speedo heeler is needed. I wouldnt waste my money on the 520. -1 front +1 rear if you really want more low range power.
 

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personaly i think every bike needs a -1 in front. It really depends on what type of riding your doing. If your doing reg street riding than -1 in front. These bikes are geared for track riding and high speeds. The stock gearing isnt the best for most areas. -1 in front will give you some snap, you will definately like the response but a speedo heeler is needed. I wouldnt waste my money on the 520. -1 front +1 rear if you really want more low range power.

yeah this bike is going to be MAINLY street..maybe an occasional track day in the way far future (sorry guys just not ready to track her yet nor do i have the money or gear:poke)...i think im going to just go -1 in the front for now with the stock chain and get a speedo healer also then when the stock chain and sprocket wear out i will more than likely get a 520 and go -1,+1 since i dont want to lose all that top end since i love it :nocontrol
 

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go with the -1 in front. if u want a cheap upgrade, it's perfect. it's the most bang for ur buck in the world of motorcycles IMO. the order of power increase is actually: stock < +2 in back < -1 in front < -1/+2. so basically +1 in back is a waste of money. also, the front sprockets are made outta steel, so it is better for the "worn out" chain ur still using. screw the speedohealer. my bike is -1/+2 and it's no biggie. 140 is exactly 120 and 57 is exactly 50. big deal.
 

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go with the -1 in front. if u want a cheap upgrade, it's perfect. it's the most bang for ur buck in the world of motorcycles IMO. the order of power increase is actually: stock < +2 in back < -1 in front < -1/+2. so basically +1 in back is a waste of money. also, the front sprockets are made outta steel, so it is better for the "worn out" chain ur still using. screw the speedohealer. my bike is -1/+2 and it's no biggie. 140 is exactly 120 and 57 is exactly 50. big deal.
the only big deal is i dont wanna put false miles on the bike though you already tech. are with a STOCK speedo:thumbdown
 

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I have to agree with some answers above,but I'd still say go for a +2 on the rear sprocket.Maybe I'm the weirdo around :dunce: Been always considering about the increased wear and distress cause of the change of "pace" cause of going -1 on the front.Also if you don't wana get confused ever again about what you have to pick,think of your mountain bike :nocontrol When you wanted more acceleration,you 'd swap to smaller sprocket on the front and larger on the back,exact same goes for the moto.As the rest of the gents said it's mostly on your riding style and how you 'd like your bike to change.Someone said that a 520 conversion was one of the most valuable money he spent on his bike,TOTALLY agreed on that.It really makes hell of a difference when you decrease the non-suspending weight,that's why a pair of magnesium rims make controlling and response so much better.
I apologize for my english once again,need some more improvising :sing
 

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haha yeah i want to go +2 in the rear but i am going to hold off on that until i need new chain and sprockets..then i will go with the 520 conversion and either go -1,+1 or -1,+2 (which is what i had on my 03 and it made a helluva difference)...i do agree its the best mod you can put on a bike hands down..exhaust is just for sound..as of last night i ordered a 15t 525 front sprocket so im going to throw that on when it gets here and see how i like it
 
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