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post #1 of 10 Old 04-11-2006, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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sprocket/chain questions?

alright all you tech guru's out there i have a couple of questions of sprockets and chains. i am not big on the whole what makes a bike go. i just know how to make it go. i am looking to extend my 06' 6" over. i know if you extend it you will want to change the sprocket around. i have been looking around and there are many different kinds of setup's.

What is the difference between 520/525/530 conversion kits?
How many links are in the stock chain (108?)?

I know if you extend your swingarm 6" over you need 20 more links. Does this mean you need to change the rear sprocket to a 41/42t and the front to a 17t? The things i have found say 520 x 120. is the 120 the links in the chain or what? What would you recommend for this? i have no other mods on the bike. i dont race, stunt, ride fast. any other info that i have missed please let me know. i just like to ride around and look good.
any comments/info/help would be greatly appreciated. i am not looking to pick any more speed and if i lose speed so be it, i dont need it.


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weird .... but 520/525/530 are all different size and weight of chains. i dont see why u cant just keep ur stock sprockets and just get a new chain
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What would you recommend for this? i have no other mods on the bike. i dont race, stunt, ride fast. any other info that i have missed please let me know. i just like to ride around and look good.
any comments/info/help would be greatly appreciated. i am not looking to pick any more speed and if i lose speed so be it, i dont need it.
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...did you really say that you don't care if you lose speed? :headshake
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c'mon. who rides around town at 170 mph? there is no reason for me to go that fast. i have a great wife, wonderfully awesome baby girl and good career. i just want a good lookin 10.
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Nobody needs to go 170. I'm not a top speed junkie or anything. The only time I see anything close to 170 is at the end of a long straightaway at the track.

I just don't understand why people buy bikes like the 10 to cruise around and "look cool" on.

And if all you are doing is "looking cool", why do you need swingarm extensions?
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I know a lot of people (but i'm not one of them) around here who do this same thing. They do a ton of mods, but not to go fast, just to look good. I'm talking pipe, strapped, lowered, stretched, chrome, carbon fiber, double bubble, ....and the list goes on. They will do all of these mods and then never go faster than maybe 80 or 90. Never have I seen them at the track, launching thier bike, or even accelerating fast. They do it just to look cool. This is not how I would ride a bike with all the mods, but to each his own. I don't have a problem with cruising through town with some cool looking bikes.

Would someone please answer his question and quit busting his balls about what he wants to do with his bike.

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the reason I want to extended the bike is because I like the way it looks. i dont feel as if i need to be a speed junkie to enjoy riding sportbikes. i am secure with my manhood and dont need to prove to everyone that the bike is fast. i know it is and to anyone else who matters knows that it is. i enjoy the ride.

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you can keep stock gearing, there is no reason to change unless you are looking to gain top speed or acceleration. You can get an aftermaket chain ( i believe stock sprockets are 525 on the 06). the difference in the 520,525,530 chain is thickness and weight. Also if you are going to extend the swingarm look at our sponsor, cycle concepts, they do AMAZING swing arm work. Then stock chain is 110 links and you will prob have to go to 120 or longer.

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here is some of our work and this bike belongs to a member of this board...if you are a weekend crusier and want to look like it going 200mph when it's parked, there is nothing wrong with that...everybody is not a kneedragger nor pro dragracer but just like the look of a bike setup that way...drop one tooth in the front and go up 2 in the rear along with our arm and you will love it...give me a call and i can discuss all the deatils needed for this mod...i have 04-05 zx10 arms done ready for exchange and can do a a 06 arm in 5-7 business days...let me know..803.285.8093
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Altered, Give Dwayne a call @ Cycle Concepts he will hook you up with everything you need including great customer service and great prices.
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