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post #46 of 264 Old 09-24-2012, 06:35 PM
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Alright guys, I use my bike A LOT as a commuter and I'm doing ~65 freeway miles 7 days a week.
I'm looking to re gear for a nicer hwy ride, but still be snappy enough for everyday riding around town or with the gf. I don't want to lose all acc power and punch by gearing too much towards 80mph hwy rides, so what's a nice happy medium?

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Yeah, the tensile strength they can handle also. 520 thinner and less strength, 530 thicker more tensile strength
So then would it be better to upgrade to a 530? Or keeping the 525 is fine.
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Alright guys, I use my bike A LOT as a commuter and I'm doing ~65 freeway miles 7 days a week.
I'm looking to re gear for a nicer hwy ride, but still be snappy enough for everyday riding around town or with the gf. I don't want to lose all acc power and punch by gearing too much towards 80mph hwy rides, so what's a nice happy medium?
for faster acceleration -1 in front +2 in back.... -1 only you will be satisfied. It will throw your speedo off

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i just replaced my rear vortex with another one (there aluminum) and now i got this loud chain noise goin on, the chain is as tight as it was (still just a tad loose) not really sure whats goin on there.. any suggestions?

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i just replaced my rear vortex with another one (there aluminum) and now i got this loud chain noise goin on, the chain is as tight as it was (still just a tad loose) not really sure whats goin on there.. any suggestions?
tad loose? you should have about an inch of slack on the chain, also check for tight spots and lube the chain

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So then would it be better to upgrade to a 530? Or keeping the 525 is fine.
No keep it 520. Most liter bikes and up do "520 conversions" to get the thinner chain since they are much stronger now than they have been. It saves a lot of weight.

The strongest 520 chain, the EK ZZZ, is rated for 1000cc and close to 200hp. That's overkill, but an example. Pretty much any 520 chain will do up to 750cc numbers.
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tad loose? you should have about an inch of slack on the chain, also check for tight spots and lube the chain
is there a specific spot to measure? I would assume the center of of bottom of the chain yes?

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is there a specific spot to measure? I would assume the center of of bottom of the chain yes?
It's covered in the service manual which is available here.
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It's covered in the service manual which is available here.
yus i has it already

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for faster acceleration -1 in front +2 in back.... -1 only you will be satisfied. It will throw your speedo off
+2 in back? I'm looking to drop Rpms on the highway so it is more suitable for my commute.
But I don't want it to drive like a big rig from a stop light.

Wouldn't I want to drop teeth?

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+2 in back? I'm looking to drop Rpms on the highway so it is more suitable for my commute.
But I don't want it to drive like a big rig from a stop light.

Wouldn't I want to drop teeth?
Yes, you want to drop teeth. Rear is better to do that than front. One tooth in the front is equipvalent to ~2-3ish in the rear.

I'd say go down one or two in the rear and call it a day.
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I have a few questions.

First, you say increasing the rear sprocket would increase torque, so could I leave the front sprocket alone and just replace the rear?

Also, what sites do you go to for parts? I haven't been very successful with finding any 'good' venders.

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I have a few questions.

First, you say increasing the rear sprocket would increase torque, so could I leave the front sprocket alone and just replace the rear?

Also, what sites do you go to for parts? I haven't been very successful with finding any 'good' venders.

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You could just replace the rear, but it has always been advised to me to replace the front & rear sprockets along w/ the chain.

I ordered my sprockets/chain from here: Sprocket Center and had no issues
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Alright guys, I use my bike A LOT as a commuter and I'm doing ~65 freeway miles 7 days a week.
I'm looking to re gear for a nicer hwy ride, but still be snappy enough for everyday riding around town or with the gf. I don't want to lose all acc power and punch by gearing too much towards 80mph hwy rides, so what's a nice happy medium?
I found 2 up on the rear with stock front to be a very happy medium.
Good acceleration & not to much hwy buzzzzzz.

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So then would it be better to upgrade to a 530? Or keeping the 525 is fine.
You don't need a 530 on a 600, its overkill.
The 525 is just right, But theres not as much sprockets & chains to choose from in the 525.
lot more in the 520.

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