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post #31 of 352 Old 01-25-2016, 10:29 PM
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So what is the benefit/ difference switching to a 520 chain? And what all is involved in the conversion?
Lighter. Less parasitic loss trough your drivetrain= more power to the pavement.
Just swap the chain (Sprockets too to set everything equally and reduce wear).

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Lighter. Less parasitic loss trough your drivetrain= more power to the pavement.
Just swap the chain (Sprockets too to set everything equally and reduce wear).
But won't going to a light thinner chain sacrafice durability? I realize for racing that doesn't matter since those guys change that shit often enough anyway. But for mostly street use is it worthwhile?

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But won't going to a light thinner chain sacrafice durability? I realize for racing that doesn't matter since those guys change that shit often enough anyway. But for mostly street use is it worthwhile?

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Worthwhile if you want all the power your bike has. From what I've learned, as long as you have a good quality chain (Renthal for instance) and take care of it (i.e. proper cleaning and tension) you will be fine. Maybe the stock will last a bit longer with the same qualifications? Others can answer that. But if you take care of your stuff and like performance gains I'd say get the 520 conversion.

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Cool thanks for the input

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Worthwhile if you want all the power your bike has. From what I've learned, as long as you have a good quality chain (Renthal for instance) and take care of it (i.e. proper cleaning and tension) you will be fine. Maybe the stock will last a bit longer with the same qualifications? Others can answer that. But if you take care of your stuff and like performance gains I'd say get the 520 conversion.
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Thanks Stealth for the post up.
You bet man. I love my 520 kits (10R and Raptor). No issues at all with them

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You bet man. I love my 520 kits (10R and Raptor). No issues at all with them

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So if you go the 520 chain and your sprockets (rear new Talon and front like new)have little to no wear is it simple swap over!
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I know going down to a 520 chain is a little smaller in width but is there specific 520 sprockets as well? Or is this just following the old you should always change the sprockets when u change the chain rule?

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All my previous bikes were already 520 so I guess I never really paid attention

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