I'm new to the forum and getting back into the riding scene. I got a used '07 600RR and need to replace the chain and sprockets (currently has aDID 525HV chain, 42T rear sprocket & I don't know about the front yet). Any suggestions? Thanks in advance and Ride Easy.... "Watch Out For Motorcycles...AT ALL TIMES!"
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welcome, the oem sprockets are 42rear and 16front, very popular chain/sprocket kit is the 520conv with -1,+2 so 44rear and 15front, you will also need a speedohealer if you go this route, use the search funtion to find threads on this exact topic. Check out https://www.motomummy.com/ where i picked up mine from, scroll to bottom and click on helpful hints
WOW!!!! Thanks for the input and support from ya'll. I'm going to enjoy this forum! If I can also ask the difference in an "O" and "X" ring chain? A Army buddy of mine races circuit and says get an "X" ring. Is the 520 conversion really worth going from the 525? Im currently reading "Total Control" by: Lee Parks and he makes reference to -1+2 in gearing (I gotta Google to understand).
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Get an X ring chain, i have the EK one from MM. X ring has 2 sealing points vs 1 on an O ring, X ring also has a flatter profile to the O-ring, which gives it a greater contact area, thus it stays cleaner and ultimately lasts longer. Proper chain maintenance is the key here, keep it cleaned often and keep in lubed :P
I had the -1/+2 but didn't like it so much because of the snappy throttle. I actually looped my bike on that set up . I took my front sprocket off and replaced with stock but kept the 2 in the rear and 2nd gear comes on smooth