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Cathy Page
12-12-2003, 02:05 AM
Is there a site that has explinations regarding differences in chains? Sizes (converting to 520 in my case). I want to see what kind of chain I should run, if an O-Ring chain or a std. chain is preferred, etc.

Thanks

Cathy Page
12-12-2003, 02:05 AM
Is there a site that has explinations regarding differences in chains? Sizes (converting to 520 in my case). I want to see what kind of chain I should run, if an O-Ring chain or a std. chain is preferred, etc.

Thanks

CYCLE 1
12-12-2003, 08:23 AM
Cathy, in 520 the two chains I would recomend would be DID 520vzm or EK gran-prix both are o-ring using a riv-link.

CYCLE 1
12-12-2003, 08:23 AM
Cathy, in 520 the two chains I would recomend would be DID 520vzm or EK gran-prix both are o-ring using a riv-link.

Barry Nichols
12-14-2003, 04:02 PM
Cathy,
Switching to a light chain will give you less rotating mass. A standard chain will wear out quicket than an o-ring, but is usually much less expensive. The real important thing is to buy a quality chain that has a tensile strength strong enough to handle the torq and hp your bike puts out.

Barry Nichols
12-14-2003, 04:02 PM
Cathy,
Switching to a light chain will give you less rotating mass. A standard chain will wear out quicket than an o-ring, but is usually much less expensive. The real important thing is to buy a quality chain that has a tensile strength strong enough to handle the torq and hp your bike puts out.

Nate Weber
12-15-2003, 11:45 PM
I tried the strongest DID 520 NON O-ring chain just to see how it would work. It didn't! Even though I lubed if very regularly it never stopped stretching/wearing and I had to tighten it between nearly every 1-2 sprint races.

Also make sure you use a rivet style master link. I've gone thru the misfortunes of using a clip style master link and they didn't work well either.

Nate Weber
12-15-2003, 11:45 PM
I tried the strongest DID 520 NON O-ring chain just to see how it would work. It didn't! Even though I lubed if very regularly it never stopped stretching/wearing and I had to tighten it between nearly every 1-2 sprint races.

Also make sure you use a rivet style master link. I've gone thru the misfortunes of using a clip style master link and they didn't work well either.

Jason Keene
12-16-2003, 07:10 AM
my brother wouldn't listen and refused to go with rivet masterlink. So get this, he decides on day at the track to show off... while trying to do a wheelie the master link gives and the chain was sucked into the engine case. (hahaha)
It tore his water pump casing apart. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif

Jason Keene
12-16-2003, 07:10 AM
my brother wouldn't listen and refused to go with rivet masterlink. So get this, he decides on day at the track to show off... while trying to do a wheelie the master link gives and the chain was sucked into the engine case. (hahaha)
It tore his water pump casing apart. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif

Cathy Page
12-17-2003, 02:34 PM
I'll go with a rivet link 520, and I'm trying alum rear sprocket too. All my street riding buddies say don't do it, but I ran a 520 with alum on my FZR with no problems, so why not try it on the R6.

Thanks for the input.

Cathy Page
12-17-2003, 02:34 PM
I'll go with a rivet link 520, and I'm trying alum rear sprocket too. All my street riding buddies say don't do it, but I ran a 520 with alum on my FZR with no problems, so why not try it on the R6.

Thanks for the input.

180mph
12-17-2003, 04:00 PM
I have a 99 r6 with a AFAM on it front and rear and a D.I.D. 530 vmx chain. It's costly but will last.

180mph
12-17-2003, 04:00 PM
I have a 99 r6 with a AFAM on it front and rear and a D.I.D. 530 vmx chain. It's costly but will last.

CYCLE 1
12-17-2003, 11:13 PM
Cathy, order a hard anodized alum , cost just a few bucks more and will last longer. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

CYCLE 1
12-17-2003, 11:13 PM
Cathy, order a hard anodized alum , cost just a few bucks more and will last longer. /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif