chain and sprokets

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  1. Motomaj

    Motomaj New Member

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    ok...after around 20000 miles it's time.....time to change chain and sprokets. i've been checking on the internet and have found a package deal for 168.00. after checking with my local Ducati dealer here in Salt Lake..hey i know these guys. they checked for a better price and came up with ...nada. does anyone know of another or alternate vender other than Aftermarket Parts.com? not that i'm looking for "cheap" parts just the best for a fair price.
    by the way i love this bike.....as soon as the weather .....what am i saying?? winter isn't even here yet!!!!! next time i ride my vfr it'll be with new sprockets and a new chain. mean time it's ski and ride (board).
    another "problem" i have is that i must have ingested my oem tool set...it is no where to be found!! how do you lose it? go figure...all i really need is the tool that adjusts the chain. where do i get one? thanks for the time...Super Paul.
     
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    Check sumofallparts.net. I got a 520 conversion with 16F/43R and an RK X-ring chain. I do not remember the exact price, but I am thinking for around $140 (I have a 93). They will make a set with the size sprocket and type of chain (x-rin, o-ring). They currently show a 530 chain and sprocket set for $189

    Sprocketcenter.com shows an OEM set for $165 here.
     
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    chain and sprockets

    thanks for the info my man....so what's the advantage except for price between a 530..bigger..beefier..and the 520..smaller..less expensive? i'm thinking that the honda engineers designed the vfr with the 530..for a reason? what's up with that?
     
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    The 530 is a little more beefier than the 520. There is nothing wrong with the 530 either. I wanted a little less weight and rolling resistance. I also wanted a little more accelleration, which translated to the less weight you have to move the faster you can move it. Overall, it's not a huge difference. But so far, I am happy with my choice. Of course, as you pointed out, it is a little less costly, too.
     
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    i go with the 525 chain as a comp between the 520 & 530.
    I want the beef & longer lasting (less stretching) with a little lighter weight.

    Also, stay away from using a master link, & have the chain linked or barrow from someone that has the tool to put a link in.
    stronger, & 1 less worry about loosing a link clip on a long ride & having the chain barrow some flesh from your calf (eeeewwwwwouch(.
     
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    Taz..thanks for the input about the chain...i ordered the set from Summofallparts..on the 1st of the month and still do not have the set..go figure. i had a hell of time getting a hold of them however now it's "in the mail"..man i hope so. anyway ..you are here in Utah? i'm in Farmington...have a Ducati..the vfr and a r1100rs bmw..along with a few ktm's fopr the dez. keep in touch will ya??? have fun..i'm still skiing ...to keep in shape. later Paul
     
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    So what you guys are saying is that the if the stock chain for your bike is a 530 then if you do a 520 conversion that the chain is much lighter? Has anyone noticed any measurable seat-of-pants results from this conversion?
     
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    A few tenths off on track times, best to stay w/ 530 on the street you will get more life out of the chain.
     
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    Dino:

    Its not the less weight that adds the acceleration, it the one down and two up ratio on the sprockets that adds the acceleration.

    And yes, their is a difference. Since I am trying to do as many track days as possible, God willing, its a fantatic mod. The 97 feels like a sport bike in acceleration. I wish Honda has just geared the VFR this way from th factory.

    I would say this, if you only street ride, then the mod is not worth it. Your speedo is way off (I found out through law enforcement) and your in the higher rpms alot, which on the street isn't needed.

    My 2 cents.

    BZ
     
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