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Ive had my r6 for about 6 months now, and I love her but if i had one complaint...well you all know.

Anyhow.... So ive heard alot about the 520 conversion, and i wanted to get some opinions from people who have had the swap done on the same bike.
Should i just go vortech, driven, afam,? Anyone got links to a place where i can get them at a good deal? Anyone have a kit that they would recommend with chain and all?

Also gearing, for the people who have done this, will the -1 front +2 rear make a big difference in the weak low end of the 06 model?

Thanks any input would be appreciated
 

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Well im not going to lie i bought both my 05 R6 and my 06 R6 with the conversion already done to both of them. So to be honest i have never ridden an R6 completely stock. What i can say is my 05 with the 520 had ALOT more low end torque than my 06 does with the same conversion. Actually when i baught my 06 and the kid told me he had a 520 on it after the first time i rode it i had to double check becasue it was nothing like i was used to with my 05. I'm sure it actually does wake it up alot but i was alittle dissapointed with it personally i might go up one more in back to see if i can get it closer to my 05. That's just my .02 though.
 

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yeah i have a stock 07 and my friend has a stock 05 and his 05 has more pick up in the lower rs but thats because they have different gear ratios.. so when you do the 520 convo on them they are going to act different but the bike is still geared like it is.....
 

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I purchased a 520 Kit from kneedraggers.com last week and decided to stick with the stock setup. I paid 198.86 plus shipping and will sell it for 170 + s&h if anyone is interested.

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I did it about 2 weeks ago. To be honest I regret it. Being at 8k at 80mph is no fun and the gas is starting to show itself. The other thing is the tranny...you're going to be shifting a lot more and I can only imagine it's not that great for the transmission. I used to cruise around in 2nd around town, now it's like 4th.

I say don't do it
 

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I did it about 2 weeks ago. To be honest I regret it. Being at 8k at 80mph is no fun and the gas is starting to show itself. The other thing is the tranny...you're going to be shifting a lot more and I can only imagine it's not that great for the transmission. I used to cruise around in 2nd around town, now it's like 4th.

I say don't do it
wow...thanks for the input. Im definitley reconsidering. Anyone else that has done the 06 07 520 conversion and liked/not liked it?

I was considering buying the driven kit for 180 and i probably would also want the speed healer.
 

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If you do the 520 conv without changing the actual gear ratios you will notice a difference in pick up and braking too.

The 520 conv usually consists of -1,+2, which causes the difference in RPM at speeds. Dont brown your pants about it cause two or three people have had bad experiences when hundred love it.. thats all my opinion though :)
 

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If you do the 520 conv without changing the actual gear ratios you will notice a difference in pick up and braking too.

The 520 conv usually consists of -1,+2, which causes the difference in RPM at speeds. Dont brown your pants about it cause two or three people have had bad experiences when hundred love it.. thats all my opinion though :)

Nice...at this point Im feeling like the 520 kit is the way to go. Initially when i purchased the bike i thought i wouldnt need to modify, but looks like im getting use the setup and im hoping this puts my complaints about the horse crap of a low end on my bike.

Im gonna pick up a driven setup this thursday, what is the best chain money can buy to get with this setup?
 

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You wont need anything 'better' than an X ring chain as a 600 doesnt produce enough torque to warrant it. Pretty much any 520 kit with a X ring chain will do. You will get 20thous km out of pretty much any.

Are you going with the standard gearing again or -1,+2?
 

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You wont need anything 'better' than an X ring chain as a 600 doesnt produce enough torque to warrant it. Pretty much any 520 kit with a X ring chain will do. You will get 20thous km out of pretty much any.

Are you going with the standard gearing again or -1,+2?
Thanks for the reply. Ill look into X ring style chains. I believe the Driven kit comes with a RK chain.

Whats your opinion the -1/+2 I was leaning towards that, but i have heard of people going -1/+3. Would you recommend this for a daily ride setup?

Again any help would be greatly appreciated
 

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well i jus got my 520 kit on and i lov it, its the drivven kit and i went -1 in the front and stock gearing in the rear... (daily rider also)
 

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depends alot on what you want! If you dont do max speed runs very often, or cruise for extended periods at 70+mph you probs wont mind the -1,+2. You will loose about 15mph off top end.

If you're just a trip through some twisties most weekends, plus some commuting the extra revs the bike needs to sit at the old speeds wont effect you. I believe the +3 is too much. Im even looking at going -1,+1 as I do alot of high speed stuff, and long distance riding too.

Can do the 520 conv now with -1 front, then if you like it, go buy a new +2 rear and fit that. That way if you dont like it, you can put the 45tooth back on.
 
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