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Yes I read almost all 20 threads in the search archives about gearing.
I am guessing that the stock set up is a 520-110L-17/39
I want to try a 17/41. I see that I need a 112L chain.What would I gain or loose buy going to the 525 chain.Basically I am asking what is the best set up to order(Parts wise)I want reliability over weight.
Can I just get away with a rear sprocket and chain?
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on ebay they go into this( SUMOFALLPARTS ) sells a good set up for the 10r check it out I am thinking of doing the same.
 

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Jstwkd,

Thats the set up I run. I really like the ease of pulling off and its great through the curves. It just makes the bike a lot more ridable for street conditions. It makes it feel like you have a decent gain on the low end. It does have a lower top speed of course but who really has the chance to run 180 much? Its nice to have when you are in traffic and when you get on it from a slower speed.

The only downfall in my opinion is that it adds about 500-1000 extra rpm when you are running down the freeway. Best I remember at stock I was at about 5 grand doing 75 in 6th on the freeway. Now it is around 5 1/2 grand at 75 indicated. Therefore add in the factor of the speedo error and it equates to nearly 1000 rpm difference or so.

All in all I would recommend it highly. You'll feel a big difference and it makes the ride more pleasurable. Doing the single down on the front accomplishes about the same. I think it is equivalent to 2.5 on the rear. The 10 comes with a 525 chain on it and I suggest staying at a 525... Its just right for the bike. My dad's 12 has a 530 and its a little overkill for the 10. Its great for his 200hp bike, but not necessarily for ours. It wouldn't hurt but no real need in getting it. I definitely suggest not going to a 520, they are for 600's and the chain manufacturers will even tell you that. People do that to save weight but I know of a few guys that have thrown the chain even when it has been properly maintained. One buddy did it on his new gsxr1000 just getting on the freeway. It tore up all kinds of stuff.

Also, you will have to go with a little bit longer chain. However I don't remember what link that it ended up being. Plus you can add some color to the bike, I bought a gold one and it looks good on ole blue. It will give you more play with you being a bigger guy and for if your wife wants to hop on with you. Chain and sproket will be all you need. Last thing, you probably won't be able to find a steel rear sprocket cause I looked. The alloys that they use now are plenty strong enough. Holler if you have more questions.

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jstwkd, i am running the same setup but with the 520chain. I love the way the bike reacts. I used a 114link XWchain and i am on the 2nd to last hatch on the adjuster ( i find the extra 7/8 - 1 inch of wheelbase make the bike WAY more rideable IMO )

Stock is 17/39 with a 525 chain. 525 is a lil heavier than the 520 i am running. if you wanted to run the 520 it is plenty strong enough i run about 10-15 track days a year. and street drag every now and then; NEVER had a problem . . .

yes you can get away with just a chain and a rear sprocket. Chain would be the 525 ( IMO i would use ekchains XW chain and the RENTHAL sprocket) the 2 i recommended I love. Renthal make a good show and is priced pretty good ( have used renthal on the CR125 and my last 4 streetbikes) and the chain has NO strech that i have found (1922 miles on the chain so far)

i also checked my speedo error, when i show 63 my buddies 10R shows 60, when i show 106 he shows 100. So about a 5% error over factory. Nothing to worry about . . . . . .

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Renthal sprocket looks good Smalls. They have a really good tint to them in person. :thumbsup:
 

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I have this mod scheduled with my next round of mods in about 3 months. I'll be switching to a DID ERV3 520 17/41 setup with AFAM sprockets.

2 up in the rear seems to be the way to go for city riding with those occasional highway ventures past 170, which is exactly what i do:mrgreen:
 

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I run the 520 +2 rear combo as well....Only difference is I run an ERV2 instead of an ERV3......

The 520 will handle the power, as I think the AMA guys are running 520's as well. I think this set up is almost perfect for the 10.....TONS better than stock, fo'sho!
 

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ooopppppsss.....I am running Sprocket Specialist sprockets.....Something like $20 for the front and $30 for the rear....Rear is also Aluminum not Steel.
 

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rocketracermike said:
i run 17/42 with a 530 chain. shifting is much easier with a 530. all you add is a pound.


why would shifting easier?

on my last bike i went from a stock 532 chain to a 520 and it didn't shift any different.


and its only a pound thats spinning like a bitch. its a little more important when it doing that.
 

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530 is heavier than 532, which is probably why it "shifts easier" it's adding a TON of weight that the countershaft doesn't have to spin up. This is def true when doing a 520 conversion. 520 kits tend to be harder to shift under deceleration.
 
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