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post #1 of 16 Old 05-01-2017, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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520 vs 530 Longevity.

Hey guys i'm in need of a new chain and sprocket. I'm going with the 17/44 kit but don't know if i should get the 530 vs the 520. My main concern is longevity and price. The 520 kit from kyleusa is 194 plus shipping so it's pretty well priced (steel front and rear sprocket with the ZVM-X 520). I know the 530 will last longer but by how much? How many miles are you guys getting out of the 520 kit? Thanks

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Hey guys i'm in need of a new chain and sprocket. I'm going with the 17/44 kit but don't know if i should get the 530 vs the 520. My main concern is longevity and price. The 520 kit from kyleusa is 194 plus shipping so it's pretty well priced (steel front and rear sprocket with the ZVM-X 520). I know the 530 will last longer but by how much? How many miles are you guys getting out of the 520 kit? Thanks
I went with the 520, I remember some write up on the advantage and I figured it was like getting a softer or harder tire... the softer ones don't last as long, but grip better... I tend to go with the softer ones, the math just doesn't make that much difference.

If you get 1 more year out of the chain, is that going to matter? Spread the costs out, some getting 17K from an OEM chain, the chain kit costs $200, that might be $20~40/year for most riders? So you'd save a net of 1~3 years so 20~120 over a decade doesn't seem like a lot. Just my thinking...

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Well I went with a 530 chain and steel sprockets. Honda recommends a 530 chain. Heavier chain and harder steel sprockets will last longer but a well maintained 520 and aluminium sprockets will go the distance too, according to experts. There are some threads on this subject.

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I cannot believe you guys still ask questions like this.... Some 919 owners are getting 20,000+ miles out of a QUALITY 520 conversion kit and way better performance and fuel mileage than they would get with a 530 set-up. If you want value for the dollar you cannot do any better than the 520 conversion kit especially at less than $200

More importantly do you really think the meager 100hp 919 engine is even gong to remotely stress or test the limits of a modern 520 chain like the DID ERV3??? They use those on 200+hp Superbikes at constant thrash and still go an entire season of racing on just one chain in some cases....

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Get a message to MarylandMike about this - he's got the mileage award for his chain and oiler set-up.

As LDH says above, I've got about 40,000km [25K mi] out of mine so far - you should expect the same.
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Nice! I'm going with the 520 17/44 kit. I was leaning towards the 520 but i just wanted some reassurance lol.

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We'll have this exact same conversation in about 3 years from now... The names will be different, but the posts will be the same... History keeps repeating itself.
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Spinning off this conversation, my 16/43/114-530 kit has 40.000km by now, with scottoiler. Sprockets are way sharped and although chain hasn't reached the red zone i think it is time to think about changing the kit before long.

A new DID 16/43/114-530VX kit is 150Ä ($165), but i would really want to change to 17/44 for highway travelling. Is there a kit i can look for, for other bike models or should i have to buy each part separately?

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Gday Avispao. I used a 530 gold DID chain. Went with a 17/44 sprocket combo. The sockets I brought as separate units, not a kit, from Wemoto.com.
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Get a message to MarylandMike about this - he's got the mileage award for his chain and oiler set-up.

As LDH says above, I've got about 40,000km [25K mi] out of mine so far - you should expect the same.
Just a bit shy of 50K miles (80K km) on my chain (DID 530 X-ring). Going to take a stretch reading this week. Pretty sure it's still within the 1% limit. The green/red gage on the swingarm is still off scale to good side, but I switched to the 17/44 set-up and it doesn't really mean much anymore. Doing the old pull test at the rear sprocket it looks good. I don't think it has that much to do with it being a 530 vs 520, but more the continuous lube.

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Spinning off this conversation, my 16/43/114-530 kit has 40.000km by now, with scottoiler. Sprockets are way sharped and although chain hasn't reached the red zone i think it is time to think about changing the kit before long.

A new DID 16/43/114-530VX kit is 150Ä ($165), but i would really want to change to 17/44 for highway travelling. Is there a kit i can look for, for other bike models or should i have to buy each part separately?
LDH - Kyle Racing sells a kit here, several have bought it and he offered a group discount. Maybe see if he's still selling them.

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LDH - Kyle Racing sells a kit here, several have bought it and he offered a group discount. Maybe see if he's still selling them.
I know, but he is in USA and me in EU

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@LDH, I am in need of sprocket and chain for my 2007 919. Can you please send me a message if you are still selling them?

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@LDH, I am in need of sprocket and chain for my 2007 919. Can you please send me a message if you are still selling them?
I -believe- this is it.

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My chain is completely dusted. Could probably pull the chain off the rear sprocket enough to fit a small screwdriver in between the chain and sprocket

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I -believe- this is it.



My chain is completely dusted. Could probably pull the chain off the rear sprocket enough to fit a small screwdriver in between the chain and sprocket
Thanks! That was it. I placed an order. Mine is in pretty bad shape. SO much that it makes me nervous.

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