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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Sprocket and chain recommendations.

So I'm looking for a simple upgrade to my sprockets and a new chain at the same time. From what I've read 1 down in front and 2 up in the rear is a good start for general track duties. My bike is a 06 zx6r. I'm looking at these 2 setups from stg. I will opt for the cheaper one unless anybody has some recommendations.

1st is: at $147
05-06 ZX6R/RR 520 Chain & Sprocket Kit w/EK SRX Chain

2nd is: at $199
05-06 Kawasaki ZX6R/RR 520 Chain & Sprocket Kit w/DID ERVIII Chain

from:
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...2FRR%3A520+kit

Probably a speedo healer too. I've only ever gotten close to topping out at Road America. I normally ride local tracks. Any advice appreciated.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-24-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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Thats what ive heard also. Supposed to be a dramatic change. Well see I just did mine also. 06 GSXR750. I went with the better chain option.

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I run the DID ERVIII chain and I haven't had an issue. That being said, you likely won't have an issue with the cheaper one either.
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-1 in the front is more than enough.. if you do both you'll always be rev'n really high i got hooked up with turn one trackside... just make sure you get i rivet style master and not clip.. i have a breaker/press if you need a hand

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i think -1 is enough for street duty, track duty should be -1 and +2. it all but eliminates those corners where you feel like you should be in first gear. aka putnam turn 7. its not the right gearing for road america, but a majority of the local tracks it'd be perfect.
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Thanks all.

I didn't think about the rivet style vs. clip. Good point.
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Not to threadjack, but a related question.

How do I tell what kind of chain/sprockets I have on the bike? I have a bike bought used w/many aftermarket parts. I need to re-gear for the track. It's at stock gearing and when I try to pull out of a corner, it's like It has no acceleration, even in 2nd. Engine, air, ECU, and PCIII are all fine, just seems like the gearing is too tall at 16/46.

How do I tell if I have a stock 525 chain or an aftermarket 520 chain? I'm guessing that I need to buy sprockets for the correct chain pitch, but how do I measure the pitch?

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So I'm looking for a simple upgrade to my sprockets and a new chain at the same time. From what I've read 1 down in front and 2 up in the rear is a good start for general track duties. My bike is a 06 zx6r. I'm looking at these 2 setups from stg. I will opt for the cheaper one unless anybody has some recommendations.

1st is: at $147
05-06 ZX6R/RR 520 Chain & Sprocket Kit w/EK SRX Chain

2nd is: at $199
05-06 Kawasaki ZX6R/RR 520 Chain & Sprocket Kit w/DID ERVIII Chain

from:
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...2FRR%3A520+kit

Probably a speedo healer too. I've only ever gotten close to topping out at Road America. I normally ride local tracks. Any advice appreciated.
If you're on a 600, -1 in the front should be a good start for most mid-west tracks (except Road America). As far as hardware, 520 Renthal sprockets and a Tsubaki rivet-style chain is the best combo I've used.

don't waste your $ on a speedo healer. you shouldn't even be using the speedo when on the track.

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Thanks Spyder, The only reason for the healer would be to not rack up excess mileage. Although most likely this will become a track bike, there's always the chance I might return it to the street or sell it for the street. Although at 6-7 trackdays a year, maybe it wouldn't matter that much.
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200 miles per day x 7 days = 1400 miles at 20% = 70miles.

plus if you think about it, the engine is spinning the correct mileage, but the mileage at the tires are low.
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Not to threadjack, but a related question.

How do I tell what kind of chain/sprockets I have on the bike? I have a bike bought used w/many aftermarket parts. I need to re-gear for the track. It's at stock gearing and when I try to pull out of a corner, it's like It has no acceleration, even in 2nd. Engine, air, ECU, and PCIII are all fine, just seems like the gearing is too tall at 16/46.

How do I tell if I have a stock 525 chain or an aftermarket 520 chain? I'm guessing that I need to buy sprockets for the correct chain pitch, but how do I measure the pitch?

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This might help Craig.

http://www.moto-chains.com/site/898528/page/578189
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Not to threadjack, but a related question.

How do I tell what kind of chain/sprockets I have on the bike? I have a bike bought used w/many aftermarket parts. I need to re-gear for the track. It's at stock gearing and when I try to pull out of a corner, it's like It has no acceleration, even in 2nd. Engine, air, ECU, and PCIII are all fine, just seems like the gearing is too tall at 16/46.

How do I tell if I have a stock 525 chain or an aftermarket 520 chain? I'm guessing that I need to buy sprockets for the correct chain pitch, but how do I measure the pitch?

Thanks.
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everything is stamped on the chain and sprocket the front your gonna have to take off the cover to find out how many teeth...
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Not to threadjack, but a related question.

How do I tell what kind of chain/sprockets I have on the bike? I have a bike bought used w/many aftermarket parts. I need to re-gear for the track. It's at stock gearing and when I try to pull out of a corner, it's like It has no acceleration, even in 2nd. Engine, air, ECU, and PCIII are all fine, just seems like the gearing is too tall at 16/46.

How do I tell if I have a stock 525 chain or an aftermarket 520 chain? I'm guessing that I need to buy sprockets for the correct chain pitch, but how do I measure the pitch?

Thanks.
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Craig, your bike has the 520 conversion on it already with 15/46 gearing, that is -1 +1
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Craig, your bike has the 520 conversion on it already with 15/46 gearing, that is -1 +1
Thanks Jesse. I must have miscounted the teeth. Time to head to the eye doc for a new scrip for the readers! I guess I'm so used to the pull on the liter bike that I think there is a problem.

Thanks for the info of where to find it as well. Now back to the original topic!

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