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Chain/Sprocket help

Alright....I need some help please

I want to change out my chain and sprocket, covert to the 520

I have NO CLUE what to get, I know or think that I have to get a certain size for my bike and all

So, can anyone help and tell me what I need?????

I have an 07 CBR 600rr

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520 front sprocket
520 rear sprocket stay away from the aluminum ones for longer life
520 chain

youll need a chain tool and the know how to use it as well if youre doing it yourself


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Really?? That easy??? I'm stupid!

Oh wait, maybe I should've added that I want to change the gearing....prolly 1 down in the front

So still just get what you posted Jason?

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not stupid just uninformed. big difference


they give you all the options for gearing under the sun at that link, they will even call you and help you figure out what you need if you choose contact me in the teeth count bars

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Yes still get the same size gears and get what ratio you want. You then just have to adjust the tension on the chain before you go out. Pretty straight forward process.

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I'd probably keep the front the same and go up in the rear. going -1 in front roughly equals +3 rear
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Kevin at Safety First was having a sale on 520 chains and sprockets...maybe call him for the stuff

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CP also beat any price I could find for my 520 kit
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Talk to Kevin at Saftey First or Ken at Chicago performance.


I just bought new pit bull sprockets front and rear for my marchesinis and tsubaki gold racing chain for under $200
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Talk to Kevin at Saftey First or Ken at Chicago performance.


I just bought new pit bull sprockets front and rear for my marchesinis and tsubaki gold racing chain for under $200
Sweet now you have spare rims that might fit my bike for REALLY cheap? :P
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Sweet now you have spare rims that might fit my bike for REALLY cheap? :P
Nope I traded 2 sets of rims and rotors and cash for the Marchesini's. So I only have one set of rims now.
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oh btw, im just showing you what needs to be bought to do the conversion you want to do, not suggesting which actual product you should buy as i have no idea myself

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Doing a 520 conversion isn't hard, but it helps a lot to know a few of the tricks and tips. Having the OEM shop manual handy is always a good idea.

I'm actually in the process of writing another one of our "How to" articles to add to our collection of maintenance articles on the Turn One Racing website, but since it isn't finished yet, so I'll throw a couple of things out there for you.

First of all, you need to start with quality components, which of course, I prefer to get from Turn One Racing http://www.turnoneracing.com/Chains-and-Sprockets-c32/ But I'm kind of particular that way :-)

If you have access to an impact gun, that makes the whole job a lot easier, not to mention faster. If you don't, that's okay, just be prepared to need a friend to help steady the bike and/or stand on the rear brake while you remove and replace the front sprocket.

You can break the chain with the chain breaker tool, but it comes off faster and easier with a grinder, or even a Dremel with a cut off wheel. Make sure to wear safety glasses for this part.

If you don't have an impact gun and access to an air compressor, don't cut the chain until you've loosened the front sprocket nut, because you'll need the chain on the sprocket to hold it tight while you break the front sprocket nut loose.

And if you don't have an impact gun, you'll need a long breaker bar to loosen the front sprocket nut, you may also need a friend to steady the bike so it doesn't fall over while you crank on the nut.

Also, a 2x4 in the rear wheel between the swingarm/rear stand and the wheel arm to keep the wheel from moving past the swingarm will help lock everything in place while you lean on the breaker bar.

Once you get the front sprocket loose, you can cut the chain and pull the rear sprocket as well.

While measuring your chain, consider where you want the wheel to sit with your new gearing. The longer the wheelbase the more stable the bike will be, but keep in mind the chain will stretch a little as it breaks in.

If you're not going to be changing sprockets back and forth for different situations, then just set the length in the middle of the range and stick with it.

Double check the chain length before you mount it, it's the old "Measure twice, cut once"

Make sure you properly tourque all your sprocket nuts, and set your chain tension, being careful to keep the rear wheel in line.

Pump your rear brake before you ride, and best of luck!

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I recommend these guys:

http://www.drivesystemsusa.com/ In addition to the good advice you get on here, these guys will tell you what you need to know.

here is a kit for your bike. If you want to chance the gearing, just tell them what you want:

http://www.drivesystemsusa.com/p/593...0rr-03-09.html

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Shelly,

once you get your parts, bring your bike over - I have all of the needed tools and I will walk you through the change. Ive done it for 2 other people on the site, its really easy. A couple of other things we will need are the torque setting for the counter shaft nut, and I typically replace the counter shaft nut with a new one while I am in there.

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Talk to Kevin at Saftey First or Ken at Chicago performance.


I just bought new pit bull sprockets front and rear for my marchesinis and tsubaki gold racing chain for under $200
+1 picked up my 520 from Kevin last month.

Or you can use this link which i got from Steve...
http://www.indysuperbike.com/customer/product.php?productid=1000000

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once you get your parts, bring your bike over - I have all of the needed tools and I will walk you through the change. Ive done it for 2 other people on the site, its really easy. A couple of other things we will need are the torque setting for the counter shaft nut, and I typically replace the counter shaft nut with a new one while I am in there.


I might take you up on this offer as I don't have a chain breaker and/or a chain tool.
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I might take you up on this offer as I don't have a chain breaker and/or a chain tool.
No probs man!

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I might take you up on this offer as I don't have a chain breaker and/or a chain tool.
520 Party?

I need to have my changed out too.

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520 Party?

I need to have my changed out too.
Im here for the gangbang.

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Ha...i'm waiting for wink's tech day but i'm up for doing it earlier if anyone has the tools.

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I've got them in stock and we use Pit Bull sprockets.....as durable as their stands!

Go 1 down in the front and either 1 or 2 taller in the rear. I like 1 taller in the rear personally. Bike accelerates quicker but doesn't lose any topend and doesn't buzz the crap out of your hands going down the road.

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Thanks everyone for all the info, I just need to figure out what size sprockets I need and then I'll shop around!

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Ha, nice...but that's not the right pink

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once you get your parts, bring your bike over - I have all of the needed tools and I will walk you through the change. Ive done it for 2 other people on the site, its really easy. A couple of other things we will need are the torque setting for the counter shaft nut, and I typically replace the counter shaft nut with a new one while I am in there.
Thanks Kegger!! I will get it all and then we'll figure it out

520 party And it'll be in a garage...so the side is not that far away

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520 party And it'll be in a garage...so the side is not that far away
Keep me posted.

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Thanks everyone for all the info, I just need to figure out what size sprockets I need and then I'll shop around!



Ha, nice...but that's not the right pink



Thanks Kegger!! I will get it all and then we'll figure it out

520 party And it'll be in a garage...so the side is not that far away
Great, now that you put it that way, we will have people lined up around the block waiting for their turn.

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