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Old 08-25-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default Chain and sprocket conversion kits...

I have an 1100F 1988... chain and sprockets needs changing.. just found out how:

1) hard a 532 chain is to find
2) how much more expensive it is

I did a search in here and online and eBay and I keep seeing mentions about conversion kits, but I've yet to find a place that actually sell them

I'd like to go to a 530, and while I saw the mentions that a 530 should run on the 532 sprockets, it's mentioning added wear on the chain.

Now, I'm not a heavy user of the bike, I don't abuse it, nor hard on it (I go to work with it and the occasional drive around) and I don't push her at all.

So the question is, where can I find these parts/kits?
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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as per our conversation in PM, I suggest this conversion kit. it is an o-ring chain and keeps stock gearing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Suzuk...spagenameZWD1V

there are other conversion kits by RK, which is a better quality, but they change your gearing quite a bit. if you go with them, you can never go back to stock cuz your chain will be wayyyy too short. with this kit, you can run that chain for a couple of seasons, then when a new chain is needed, just pick up a quality chain the right length. you can also get a new chain BEFORE this on is finished, then cut it shorter to experiment with other gearing.

if you do go with an RK kit, you need to know how the gearing performs. I did one of these in the past, and was disappointed with the gearing.

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Old 08-25-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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The one you posted mentions 1989-1993 models.

My bike being a 1988, will it fit?
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
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yup.....not a problem. they just didn't list the 88 cuz the gearing is different. if they listed it as 88-93, then the 88 owners would holler about the gearing not being the same. it is the same engine, and the same rear wheel, so it has to fit.
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Old 08-25-2008, 12:52 PM   #5
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I'd say that the one concern would be the price... very low, but what's the quality of the parts?

I gather from your message that you've tried them already?


By the way, where can I find the RK kit?

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there is an RK kit as well. just found it on Ebay. the ones on bikebandit are the wrong gearing...or non-stock gearing. this one on ebay is the 15/52 stock gearing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/89-93...spagenameZWD1V
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yup.....not a problem. they just didn't list the 88 cuz the gearing is different. if they listed it as 88-93, then the 88 owners would holler about the gearing not being the same. it is the same engine, and the same rear wheel, so it has to fit.

what is the differance in the gearing?
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what is the differance in the gearing?
I believe the 88 has a 48t rear sprocket, but don't quote me on that.
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Here i the uk instead of buying an overpriced conversion kit we just buy gsxr sprockets with the correct number of teeth & a chain to suit, doing it this way means that you can buy the 3 different parts from 3 different suppliers if need be & reduce the price considerably
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Sounds good. I think the main concern is that the sprockets actually fit.

You'd think that manufacturers would make it easier to know what sprockets can fit which models.

So from what I read here and seen online, the 88 to 93 uses the same sprockets for both the back wheel sprockets and front sprockets, and that includes both the GSX 1100F and GSX 1100R...

Someone please correct me if this is not correct.
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