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Ok, Ready to buy new chain and sprocket, Dont know for sure what Brand to get , I dont want 520. I want to keep the stock 525 w/a 16t up front, I already have a brand new Vortex 41t for the rear.(Can i have 2 diff. brand sprockets?) I ride mostly street but hard, might go to the strip in 08' not sure.
I ask cause i see a wide range of tensile strenghts and i want to get the right chain for the bike and not damage/myself or the bike.

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Using diff brands is cool in my book, in fact prolly the majority. :thumbsup:

That said using the OEM 16t from the Z1000 with rubber damper is your best bet however theres many other brands avail if you choose. Chain wise theres also many choices avail however DID & EK are widely used for street, strip and track use.

http://www.ekchain.com/roadrace.htm

http://www.didchain.com/specs.htm

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Different brand sprockets shouldn't matter, same as mixing an after market with oem. For the chain I think most would recommend DID or EK. Its been gone over and you could find some more information by searching.
 

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ordered the D.I.D 525 chain and 16t front sprocket, from my dealer as he was cheaper :dontknow: than the sponsors.
One prob. i told him to get the 120 link, and i just found in the service manual the 06's come w/a 108 link RK Excel, So i will call tommorow and get a shorter chain before he orders it. Im thinking 110/112 w/16/41 gearing??:beer:
 
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