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post #1 of 24 Old 11-29-2009, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Sprocket time....

Well the time has come for a new sprocket/chain set up after 15k the rear one is starting to show some worn teeth and the chain is adjusted all the way out. I want to gear it a litte taller to get some more down low torque. Should I go up two in the back or one down in the front? I was worried about clearance in the front if I stepped it down one I didn't want it draggin on the chain lead thingy?

Also I'd like to discuss the pros and cons of a 520 conversion, Thanks!'

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I went with a 520 a while back and am going to stick with it. I see no down side other than trying to find a steel rear sprocket. I can see this thread being derailed to a clip vs. rivet master. Here is the one I went with, chain comes pre-cut. I went with a 16 tooth front and 45 rear.

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I want.....to get some more down low torque. Should I go up two in the back or one down in the front?
I'd keep the countersproket as large as possible, going UP in teeth on the front, then, do the math to get your appropriate resulting gearing on the rear. The reason is less chain flex required on the larger countersprocket (and therefore less wear).

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The newer high quality alloy rear sprockets are perfectly fine to use (they hold up to literbikes).

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Ok, good info. I know the benifit of going 520. Less rotating mass is the up side, but don't they wear faster? I got 15k out of the stocker and I wouldn't wanna get less.

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Ok, good info. I know the benifit of going 520. Less rotating mass is the up side, but don't they wear faster? I got 15k out of the stocker and I wouldn't wanna get less.
15k dont sound like much...you adjust it to tight ?..my adjustment did not move in 7000 miles i dont do hole shots but i give the motor a workout

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Nah, I think is was adjusted fine. I do wheelies and ride the crap out of it so I'm not shocked. And its not totally gone just the chain is adjusted all the way out and the rear sprocket is definitly showing some wear, I could maybe milk it for a few thousand more but I'm a little finicky with certain things, my bike being one of them.

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i adjust mine at least once a month...

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I think you mean gear it lower?

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i adjust mine at least once a month...
you leave 1 1/4 slack when on side stand ,when sitting it tightens to 1,,that how i leave mine ..just wondering how you guys adjust yours..id say i leave mine on the loose side of the specs

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I think you mean gear it lower?
You right, please tell me you didn't just make a screen name to correct me? That would be awesome.

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Still have that wild 15T 520 front sprocket for cheap...

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Well I can get the kit real cheap online, so buying yours then piecing it together may be more $ I dunno. Wish you had the whole enchilada I'd rather buy from a WT'er

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Aight after some resaearch, I'm going 530 and 2 up in the back. I just ride on the street and its not worth the extra wear. Thanks for the replies.

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Aight after some resaearch, I'm going 530 and 2 up in the back. I just ride on the street and its not worth the extra wear. Thanks for the replies.
Are you getting a good deal somewhere? What chain are you going with? I hope its not an OEM one.

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Are you getting a good deal somewhere? What chain are you going with? I hope its not an OEM one.
the stock is a xring DID....... at least it was on my 919....... damn good chain



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Its a oring rk chain, sprockets and chain 149

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the stock is a xring DID....... at least it was on my 919....... damn good chain
I don't remember exactly what mine was but I only got about 30,000 kms out of it. There is better out there. Just sayin....

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Hey rickard, how many miles is that?

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Nm, I got it. Its about 18k seems about right to me?? Do you get more out of other brands?

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Bigger in back is the way to go, especially if you are running a stock 114 link chain.

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Yep, that's what's going on there.

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Nm, I got it. Its about 18k seems about right to me?? Do you get more out of other brands?
I am hard on my bike. I do ride it like I stole it literally. Not saying a different brand, I won't go with an o-ring chain though. Check out this link and it expains the different chains. Some hold lube better than others meaning longer life.

HONDA HORNET 919 520 CONVERSION CHAIN SPROCKET VORTEX:eBay Motors (item 330381723583 end time Dec-08-09 16:41:49 PST)

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Hmmm, well I'll take a look at some others. X ring ect. Anyone have any recomendations? Just looked at mine and was hoping to get a little more life out of her but its just plain shot, 15k seems a little on the quick side I do abuse it but geez....

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