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post #1 of 44 Old 07-27-2008, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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I'm love'n me some new chain & sprockets

My old chain was suffering from Red Powder disease.

So,I just put on a new drive system.

Drive systems drilled counter sprocket (16T)
Supersprox STEALTH Tri-Metal Rear Sprocket (43T)
D.I.D. 530 ZVM2 series X'ring chain (114 links) they cut to length.
Place of purchase if you are interested.

All I can say is WOW!
A nice precision system again. Talk about crisp shifts, smooth power, & increased corner speeds due throttle smoothness & no drive slack.
Ya kind of forget how things should be when you get used to riding with crap.
Now I know how Harley riders feel.
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That's the chain I got for $140 (black).

I'll have to check prices on the sprockets. I'm on the third chain (9k miles) with the stock sprockets (42k miles).

This should make me a little faster then?

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I just got the same setup myself Mikey. Except a 17T AFM front sprocket. Damn it feels good to have a new drive system on there. The rear is so much lighter. I got the whole setup for $220. Installation was another $65.

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Nice looking setup Mikey

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Very pretty ... I like the rear sprocket.

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How are the noise levels? I hear anything other than OEM will make more noise.

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I like the rear sprocket.
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What's all that trick looking gold stuff by the back shock?

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I just replaced my chain as well. It's a good feeling!

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How are the noise levels? I hear anything other than OEM will make more noise.
Quiet as a church mouse.
Well.... as quiet as my SATO's will let it be.
Honestly. No difference as far as I can tell.

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Looks real good Mikey.

I have the exact same setup waiting in the wings for my 919.

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Pretty slick looking.

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looks good can,t wait to install mine, i have the same set up still sitting in its box on lounge room floor.

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Thanks all!

And for those of you that have the same set up in waiting.

What are you waiting for!? let's get that stuff on there!

I rivet my chain on the workbench & pull the swing arm to install.
Way easier that way.
It's a hugger & two bolts more than trying to install it on the bike.
It also gives you a chance to check your swing arm bearings & do a Little clean up.
Or in some cases, A lot of clean up.

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My bikes not purty enough for pictures. I still have a few parts in powder coating. I actually think mine is a bit quieter than stock, but along with Mikey the Leo's cover it anyways.

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Very nice! Man I tried so hard to get the supersprox for my bike, but I couldn't get it to fit the custom wheel I have.

Why didn't you guys go with the 520 conversion if you were going to do all of this? I understand from talking to supersprox reps that the 530 is near the same weight as the newer steal sprockets. But the 520 is suppose to be quite a bit lighter and still last forever.

I still may one day ask supersprox if they could custom make one for me.

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Does anybody see the irony in trying to save a 3rd of a pound on a rear sprocket when most of us are carrying around an extra 15 or 20 pounds around our mid-sections?

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Does anybody see the irony in trying to save a 3rd of a pound on a rear sprocket when most of us are carrying around an extra 15 or 20 pounds around our mid-sections?
It's easier to unbolt the extra weight.

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Very nice! Man I tried so hard to get the supersprox for my bike, but I couldn't get it to fit the custom wheel I have.

Why didn't you guys go with the 520 conversion if you were going to do all of this? I understand from talking to supersprox reps that the 530 is near the same weight as the newer steal sprockets. But the 520 is suppose to be quite a bit lighter and still last forever.

I still may one day ask supersprox if they could custom make one for me.
If I had a track bike & was trying to extract every unnecessary ounce I would.
But this bike I try to get all the longevity & reliability I can out of it.
My 530 chain I bought is the strongest one made.(10,500 lb)
I'm going for the bigger is better theory. Besides, that is what it came with,I'll just leave it that way.

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I was just wondering. I just thought that if you're planning to replace everything why not go with the 520. You can get a 520 chain rated at something like 8500lbs which seems to be okay for race bikes with a lot more HP's, and now you can get the Supersprox sprocket with the steel teeth so why not.

It seems like we modify everything else possible on these bikes why not that?

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I see your point.
To me the 520 conversion isn't an upward modification.
It's more like a reduction.
My Supersprox sprocket is the tri-metal one with the steel teeth.
My chain is rated at 10,400, I just checked, it's not 10,500.
And I'm not known for my chain maintenance.
I just ride, lube, wipe, repeat.
My last chain I put about 11,000 (hard) miles on & never cleaned it once.

This chain I will try to take more care of, but I doubt it will happen.
If it handles my abuse better that the last final drive I had, I'll be happy.

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Looks real good Mikey.

I have the exact same setup waiting in the wings for my 919.
The way you take care of chains, you probably won't need it for a couple of years.

You wanna sell it?

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Nice setup Mikey!! I'll let my stock setup wear out a bit more before I upgrade. I'm staying 530 but changing to 16/44 (2.75)... almost a happy medium between stock (2.68) and the hooligan ratio 15/45 (3.0)!

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The way you take care of chains, you probably won't need it for a couple of years.

You wanna sell it?
How about this: I will make you a SMOKIN' deal on my stock chain and sprockets (with extra master-links)and I will also throw in a brand new RK530 SO O-Ring chain with gold side plates.
Call me on the Bat Phone!

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Mdtoney I put a 45 tooth on and would recomend 16/45 (2.8125:1) highly to anyone. its got great power while remaining manageable. Don't get me wrong it will pull the tire if you let it but you know its comin. I really don't think i would notice much of a diff goin to16/44.

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How about this: I will make you a SMOKIN' deal on my stock chain and sprockets (with extra master-links)and I will also throw in a brand new RK530 SO O-Ring chain with gold side plates.
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How many miles on the stocker?

Don't want to waste my coins if I can help it.


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About 3,500 miles. It's in VERY good shape with ALOT of life left in it. You won't be able to beat the price.

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Mdtoney I put a 45 tooth on and would recomend 16/45 (2.8125:1) highly to anyone. its got great power while remaining manageable. Don't get me wrong it will pull the tire if you let it but you know its comin. I really don't think i would notice much of a diff goin to16/44.
How does 16/45 feel when you're out on mountain roads or anywhere else where speeds are around 80-90mph?
After not riding in over a year the stock setup feels decent. On my last 919 I tried stock gearing for a little bit, then a 17 front with 43 and 44 rear and both felt a little too lazy for me. 16/44 was right on the edge of what I was looking for. I know I would probably hate 15/45 on any roads other than around town, but 16/45 might still be tolerable.

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HBR,

I still need tires and have to pay for the Superbike School ($390), so it's

SOLD

When can I pick it up?

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Come over Tuesday or Friday after work. Wednesday night I'm at the Speedway races and Thursday I have a funeral and a dinner date.
I know it's in way better shape than your's, but I'll wait for you to see it so you can make a final decision before I pull it off.



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HBR,

Thursday got a CHP appointment for engine number verification on the Tuono; yup, still don't have the plates. That's DMV for ya.

Let's plan on tomorrow afternoon.

The chain has a tight spot and is making a lot of noise; the sooner, the better.

I trust you on the condition of the chain and gears. Just tell me what you want for 'em when I get there.

BTW Should I plan on installing them at your shop?

Thanks again
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My first ride I thought Iwas gonna be fighting to keer the wheel on the ground and dealing with excesive vibes (I have stock bars) but iwas really happy with the combo.I really can't give opinion long rides at 80-90mph cuz here in Illinios 95% of the roads are 55mph. I have blasted through many of roads (out where the corn grows) at those speeds but for short durations,but powering out of the corners with the 16/45 in the twisties is where its best.

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Thursday got a CHP appointment for engine number verification on the Tuono; yup, still don't have the plates. That's DMV for ya.

Let's plan on tomorrow afternoon.

The chain has a tight spot and is making a lot of noise; the sooner, the better.

I trust you on the condition of the chain and gears. Just tell me what you want for 'em when I get there.

BTW Should I plan on installing them at your shop?

Thanks again
Mike
Today (Tuesday) is good. We'll install them here.

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Thursday I have a funeral and a dinner date.



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Funeral & a dinner date..... That just sounds wrong....

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Funeral & a dinner date..... That just sounds wrong....
I plan on asking the Widow out after the service......you don't think thats to soon do you?















Just kidding!

Ed justice Sr. past away last week. He was a family friend and someone I spent alot of time with over the years restoring old Midgets and Sprint cars for the Justice Brothers Museum in Duarte CA. When I was a kid, I would stop by his office just so I could put on his 1950 Indy 500 ring. He owned the car Johnny Parsons drove to victory that year. It might sound silly, but that was a VERY big deal to me.

Later on I'm taking this girl I met in line at Starbucks to go listen to Caleb Quaye's Jazz group. She's smart (she accepted my offer), she likes Jazz and she loves Motorcycles. Should be fun!

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As long as the deceased isn't dinner.....

Wow... sounds like you/we lost another great person.

Have fun on your date.
Bring her along on the 14th.

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Today (Tuesday) is good. We'll install them here.
Thank you, HBR.

The ride is so much smoother and shifts are mo' better.

My old chain was robbing around 500 rpm, but I only gained 8.67 horsepower.

You think I should lube it some more to get the other 1.33 hp?

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My old chain was suffering from Red Powder disease.

So,I just put on a new drive system.

Drive systems drilled counter sprocket (16T)
Supersprox STEALTH Tri-Metal Rear Sprocket (43T)
D.I.D. 530 ZVM2 series X'ring chain (114 links) they cut to length.
Place of purchase if you are interested.

All I can say is WOW!
A nice precision system again. Talk about crisp shifts, smooth power, & increased corner speeds due throttle smoothness & no drive slack.
Ya kind of forget how things should be when you get used to riding with crap.
Now I know how Harley riders feel.
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What is this tri-metal deal?? I'd love to have that gold in mine, but I want a STEEL sprocket.. no aluminum teeth..

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Python, you need to check out www.sprocketcenter.com for all your chain & sprocket needs.

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