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12-26-2004 8:37 AM
CBRSP2
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by CBR929RE
chindian, how come you're gonna stick with the 525, there are some really strong 520 chains now.
i'd love to go 520, i did on my 600... here in the UK though, 525's are so much more popular here hence, cheaper...
12-26-2004 4:35 AM
66droptop
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by CBR929RE
how did you get it up to 1:00 before getting scared, I realize it came up quick but thats really high, 1 more o'clock and you're standing the bike up. glad you like it though, I think I will do the 520 some times, gotta pick a gearing though, probably just 1 down in front.

chindian, how come you're gonna stick with the 525, there are some really strong 520 chains now.
It got so high BECAUSE of getting scared. I got scared and reacted the wrong way for the situation.

I'm used to the front getting light at the top of my powerband, and was mentally prepared for how the bike felt with the old chain and sprockets. When the nose came up and I was only at the middle of the rpm range, I was caught wholly unaware for that situation. It came up way quicker than anything I'd ever experienced and I felt like I was going to fall off the back. So, like any logical person I held on tighter.

Kind of like when you just start riding and you have to deal with target fixation (I had a problem with it, at least) and have to mentally break your focus and do things that might go against instincts. My thoughts had been "Oh God, I'm going to fall off! HANG ON ROB! PULL ON THE BARS!" But that's definitely not what you want to do. "Oh **** I'm going to go over backwards! RELAX RIGHT HAND! RELAX!!! PUSH FORWARD ON THE BARS!" And destruction was averted. Barely.

I'm sure a feeling of relief would have swept over my body had it not been for the shocking sensation of pain clenching me as my nether region came slamming down on the tank.
12-25-2004 4:52 PM
hoagie
Re: Front sprocket

I went w/ a -1, +1 and a +2... had some extra $$ to toss around so I figured I'd experiment to see what is most usable for street riding.

Sprockets are cheap... what the hey!
12-25-2004 12:20 PM
CBR929RE
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by TGZ13
Kerosene and a paint brush then rubbed with some paper garage towels

Shots of my chain on my old bike after 2 full seasons of riding. And that shot is one of the dirtiest it was after one long ride with my buddy
Towards the end of season 2
403 Error Forbidden. but my stuff is made specifically for chains and on the plus side happens to be environmentally friendly. I gotta buy some more cause I'm out.
12-25-2004 12:11 PM
TGZ13
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by CBR929RE
they make a good chain cleaner you know. I got a small bottle when I bought my grunge brush. here's both http://www.grungebrush.com/
Kerosene and a paint brush then rubbed with some paper garage towels

Shots of my chain on my old bike after 2 full seasons of riding. And that shot is one of the dirtiest it was after one long ride with my buddy
Towards the end of season 2
12-25-2004 12:06 PM
CBR929RE
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by TGZ13
Keys to making a 520 last..... kerosene & a good chain lube BEFORE the chain looks like its been through WWII
they make a good chain cleaner you know. I got a small bottle when I bought my grunge brush. here's both http://www.grungebrush.com/
12-25-2004 12:01 PM
TGZ13
Re: Front sprocket

Keys to making a 520 last..... kerosene & a good chain lube BEFORE the chain looks like its been through WWII
12-25-2004 11:59 AM
CBR929RE
Re: Front sprocket

how did you get it up to 1:00 before getting scared, I realize it came up quick but thats really high, 1 more o'clock and you're standing the bike up. glad you like it though, I think I will do the 520 some times, gotta pick a gearing though, probably just 1 down in front.

chindian, how come you're gonna stick with the 525, there are some really strong 520 chains now.
12-25-2004 9:45 AM
CBRSP2
Re: Front sprocket

Good report! Glad to hear you are enjoying the new changes, I look forward to going 2 up in the rear myself but staying with a 525 I think. I'll be doing all this in the new year I think.

Merry Christmas!
12-25-2004 3:09 AM
66droptop
Re: Front sprocket

I did my sprocket and chain install. To recap, I went down one tooth in the front and up two in the back, bring us to a 15T front and 45T rear. 520 chain, XRTLREninerQ-ring. RW I think it was? Eh, the box is in the garage.

The results:
HOLY HELL! 1st gear is now very much loopable just by powering into it- and I'm currently back to stock carb setting at the moment. Under WOT acceleration, the bike used to power up to about 1ft, with me sitting up against the tank in a full tuck, starting at about 7000rpm (for the sake of acceleration, not wheelies). Well, today I snapped the throttle open at about 20mph, and the bike responded like a spooked horse. And then at about 4500 the front snapped up to about a 1'o'clock. Sheer terror, as this was certainly not my goal. I cut the throttle immediately and threw my weight (all 168lbs) onto the tank... and now I think I'm infertile after how hard I smacked the boys into the tank. I'm surprised I didn't cough them up.

Aside from the newfound respect for 1st gear, the other gears respond wonderfully. The bike FLIES! And maybe it's just me, but it even feels a little bit more flickable, perhaps because of the weight loss of the previous heavy chain and sprocket bogging down the swingarm. I do find myself looking to shift up one more gear while tooling around town, though I'm already in 6th.

The Yellow Box speedo recalibrator was cake to install, and is mounted in the trunk under my pillion seat. I haven't gauged my speed using another vehicle, but I shouldn't be far off with how I have it set right now.


Cliffnotes:
BEST MOD EVER!
12-13-2004 6:57 PM
CBR929RE
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by VA929RR
sweet thanks for doing the work for me. I'm not sure if I'm gonna do it right now though. might hold off for a bit, not like I can ride now anyway.
12-13-2004 6:05 PM
VA929RR
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by CBR929RE
yeah I saw that was bought, now they don't have anymore right now (maybe they'll add more tomorrow). I still don't know if I wanna change gearing (I do want the 520 set up though). I like the stock ratios but I'm thinking of either 1 down in front or maybe 2 or 3 up in rear. If I do buy the stuff I'll probably end up going with 1 down in the front.

Here you go...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...sPageName=WDVW
12-13-2004 3:35 PM
CBR929RE
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by 66droptop
I'll install the kit the day I get it, and I'll let you know how it goes. They aren't open again until Tuesday, and they said 3-5 days for shipping usually. Plus my 15 & 45 sprockets might have to be ordered (add another 3-5 days, if applicable). Then the travel time for UPS ground... Oh man this is a long time to wait.
well its winter and my bike is put away so I don't have to worry about it
12-13-2004 7:14 AM
CBRSP2
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by 66droptop
I'll install the kit the day I get it, and I'll let you know how it goes. They aren't open again until Tuesday, and they said 3-5 days for shipping usually. Plus my 15 & 45 sprockets might have to be ordered (add another 3-5 days, if applicable). Then the travel time for UPS ground... Oh man this is a long time to wait.

sounds like it might take a year before you see them...
12-13-2004 5:10 AM
66droptop
Re: Front sprocket

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Originally Posted by CBR929RE
yeah I saw that was bought, now they don't have anymore right now (maybe they'll add more tomorrow). I still don't know if I wanna change gearing (I do want the 520 set up though). I like the stock ratios but I'm thinking of either 1 down in front or maybe 2 or 3 up in rear. If I do buy the stuff I'll probably end up going with 1 down in the front.
I'll install the kit the day I get it, and I'll let you know how it goes. They aren't open again until Tuesday, and they said 3-5 days for shipping usually. Plus my 15 & 45 sprockets might have to be ordered (add another 3-5 days, if applicable). Then the travel time for UPS ground... Oh man this is a long time to wait.
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