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01-22-2005 3:53 PM
Baketech
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

It's called subjectivity...
01-22-2005 3:40 PM
CBRBob
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

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Originally Posted by Baketech
Actually since the bike comes overgeared about 10% from the factory, it can be argued that 15/45 is really a 2% change....
01-22-2005 1:54 PM
Baketech
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

Actually since the bike comes overgeared about 10% from the factory, it can be argued that 15/45 is really a 2% change....
01-22-2005 1:52 PM
CBRBob
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

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Originally Posted by Baketech
It's only ~12% change...not really drastic.
01-22-2005 7:33 AM
HondaGalToo
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

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Originally Posted by Hellfire666
Anyone know what the 15/44 would do to top speed? Anyone know what the top speed is at this ratio?

Thanks
I don't know exact numbers, but you will lose some top speed. For street (or track, for that matter), my personal opinion is that it is completely insignificant. The better acceleration with the shorter gearing makes up for it. The bike feels a lot more "awake". I love this gearing for street and especially track.
01-22-2005 7:31 AM
HondaGalToo
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

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Originally Posted by Ray
hmmm can a 520 chain and a 530 chain use the same sprocket??
No.
01-22-2005 12:14 AM
CBR929RE
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

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Originally Posted by Ray
hmmm can a 520 chain and a 530 chain use the same sprocket??
I'm not positive but I do believe that you have to have sprockets to match the setup. so no you can't use the same sprockets with a 520 and 530 chain.
01-21-2005 11:45 PM
Ray
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

hmmm can a 520 chain and a 530 chain use the same sprocket??
01-21-2005 7:37 PM
Hellfire666
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

Anyone know what the 15/44 would do to top speed? Anyone know what the top speed is at this ratio?

Thanks
01-21-2005 5:34 PM
HondaGalToo
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

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Originally Posted by Hellfire666
Oh I never realized that it was the width...I assumed it was something to do with the length or amount of links...my bad....So can you do 15/44 with your stock chain or do you need to add links?
I did 15/44 with my stock chain and it fit just fine. I used the stock 530 chain, as it had low miles at the time and I couldn't see throwing away a perfectly good chain for the small weight savings of a 520 chain. The sprocket change is the difference you'll feel, not the lighter chain. When it's time for a new chain, I may go with the 520 then, as I'll be replacing sprockets at the same time, but that's a ways off.
01-21-2005 5:32 PM
Hellfire666
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

Oh I never realized that it was the width...I assumed it was something to do with the length or amount of links...my bad....So can you do 15/44 with your stock chain or do you need to add links?
01-21-2005 3:19 PM
CBR929RE
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

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Originally Posted by Hellfire666
So if you go -1 front and +2 rear can you use a 530 chain or do you need a 520 conversion kit?
the 520 or 530 (or 525 or anything other chain size) has nothing to do with how many teeth you change your sprocket. I think that number is how wide the chain is. but you do have to keep it all the same such as if you get a 520 chain then you need 520 sprockets to go with it. a 520 is lighter and in general not as stong as a 530. RK makes some new chain that I was looking at that is suppose to be really strong.
01-21-2005 3:13 PM
Hellfire666
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

So if you go -1 front and +2 rear can you use a 530 chain or do you need a 520 conversion kit?
01-20-2005 5:21 PM
NYC954RR
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

I think i read somewhere that -1 front is somewhere in between up two and three in the back, like 2.77 teeth or something. -1 in the front should only lose you maybe 6-7 mph(corrected) from what I have heard. S ame with going up 2 in the back. It actually helps pull 6th gear to top speed better. The way the bike is geared stock may take longer or make it harder to pull top speed.
01-20-2005 5:19 PM
CBR929RE
Re: 954 chain/sprocket question

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Originally Posted by Baketech
It's only ~12% change...not really drastic. Rider weight plays into it a bit, and I am a bit heavy....200lbs with gear....so it works out perfect imho...
but me on the bike is almost like having no one on the bike. dry weight of the bike plus weight of me still don't weigh 500lbs combined.
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