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Chain and sprocket issues?

Hello again people, I have an issues, I want to buy a chain and sprocket kit, for my 2007 CBR 1000RR and im getting a lot of mixed signals about what to buy! I would like to go Front 15T and rear 44T (stock is 16 and 42 apparently) so I want some quicker acceleration, wanna try some wheelies abit easier yadda yadda yadda! But the guys at the shop said I had a 540 chain? every were I looked said I had a 530 chain and there is some kits on eBay for 520?? I no there is a conversion although not whats involved exactly but if money wasn't an issue, what would you do? what would use buy?
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Hello again people, I have an issues, I want to buy a chain and sprocket kit, for my 2007 CBR 1000RR and im getting a lot of mixed signals about what to buy! I would like to go Front 15T and rear 44T (stock is 16 and 42 apparently) so I want some quicker acceleration, wanna try some wheelies abit easier yadda yadda yadda! But the guys at the shop said I had a 540 chain? every were I looked said I had a 530 chain and there is some kits on eBay for 520?? I no there is a conversion although not whats involved exactly but if money wasn't an issue, what would you do? what would use buy?


There is no such thing as 540 chain, find a better shop.
You can swap to high-quality 520 chain and sprockets to reduce unsprung weight and driveline mass.
There is nothing special involved in swapping from 530 to 520 or anything else, as long as the chain and sprockets are the same pitch.

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Re: Chain and sprocket issues?

Is it worth deviating from the factory?
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Is it worth deviating from the factory?

Depends on how you measure "worth".
Lowering the gearing will use more fuel and increase your speedo error, but makes for a more enjoyable ride in my opinion.
Going to 520 the chain and sprockets are likely to wear slightly faster but you get a little better feel to the suspension and throttle, and save about 1kg of weight.
You get similar effect to lowered gearing by simply riding in a lower gear.

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Re: Chain and sprocket issues?

oh man the speedo I forgot!
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Re: Chain and sprocket issues?

Up to you, but in my opinion, if it is time for new chain and sprockets, there is no justification for staying with the 530, so might as well go 520, and the change of gearing will make the bike even more fun, so why not.

Just don't forget that your speedo will be even more optimistic than with factory ratio.
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Re: Chain and sprocket issues?

Ever used a speedo healer before?
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Ever used a speedo healer before?

Nope, I do the math in my head :-)

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Re: Chain and sprocket issues?

-1+2 is a good ratio to start with. That's what's on my RC51. So much friendlier for everyday and weekends than the taller stock sprockets.
Today's 520 chains like DID-ERV3 are more than strong enough for our liter bikes. That's what I've been running for about 3 years now. Like Bladeracer says, you save about 2 lbs of rotational mass.
I have a speedohealer. I found my correction factor to be about 11%, then she's really close to actual speed, according to my GPS.
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Re: Chain and sprocket issues?

btw, as you can see from the chart below, 530 is not any stronger in theory, than 520.
Look at the size of the pins. Same as the 530. The sideplates are identical too. It's just a narrower chain. The components are the same.

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