View Full Version : About Gearing, Sprockets and Chain Pitch
03-01-2007, 04:08 AM
I bought a 50-teeth Vortex Racing Rear Sprocket with a 530 chain pitch.
I know a lttile about gearing raitos and what not but my real question is whats the Real Difference between 520 and 530 and did i make a big mistake with not going with a 520.
Also, anyone recommend a good 530 chain???? Thanks!
03-01-2007, 11:15 AM
The difference is just the width of the chain, the 530 is a little wider. I would stick with the 530 chain, and you should replace the front sprocket as well, I think the front 15 tooth one from vortex is only around 25 bucks. RK and DID are what I'm told are the good brands.
Check that out if you haven't already, it's all you need to know about sprockets, and then some.
03-01-2007, 02:30 PM
With a Kat 600 (checked your ride profile!) you should be fine with a 520 chain, but as you just bought a wider sprocket, stay with 530.
520 chain has a little less parasitic loss of power.
530 chain will last longer, but that's more important with a torque monster like a kat 1100 or Bandit 1200. My personal opinion is a 530, properly cared for, will last years on a 600.
Tand you should replace the front sprocket as well, I think the front 15 tooth one from vortex is only around 25 bucks.
Or get one from a dealer for about $12 ;) .
03-02-2007, 08:02 AM
I just threw a 14 tooth on the front .. not a HUGE difference but when combined Dynojet and Yoshi Pipe and KN filter .. the bike is quite a bit zippier 8)
03-02-2007, 10:14 AM
I've got a 520 chain and sprocket set. My gearing is 14/47 and the gear reduction was phenominal from stock. If you are going to use a 50 tooth rear sprocket than you will need a longer chain too.
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