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Old 03-06-2012, 03:12 PM
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Looking to get new sprockets and a chain. I was wondering what information you guys could give me on sizes. I am looking at getting Vortex sprocket, and chain but unsure what my best options are.

I know the rear sprocket is 43t and either 14-15 in the front.
Not sure what the chain is though, 520? 530?

Here is what I am looking at getting.

Rear Sprocket:
Vortex Aluminum Sprockets Rear Honda CBR600F2 520 - Indysuperbikes

Front Sprocket:
Vortex Countershaft Sprockets Honda CBR600F2 520 - Indysuperbikes

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Personal preference. Alot of riders do the torque-ey 14-45 tooth combo(as I prefer). Nice to take-off from a light quickly or nice speed concept out of turns, but slower in the straight aways or highways(a little higher revs). Not gas efficient for longer rides.
I believe stock chains are 525(I think that is right). But mostly you will find chains either 520 or 530 combo. In my opinion the 520 is great for racing and anyone under 180 pounds. I am 200 Lbs and really abuse my bike downshifting and up shifting in the twisties, I use the 530 chain. But the 530 is more for the 900cc bikes or larger. The 530 won't stretch very much because of it is a larger chain, so it will last a little longer than the 520. But the 530 is a very unforgivable chain incase you have to downshift or miss shift too much downwards. You will get a bad wheel hop from hell. So this is just my opinion, it is really up to your set-up.
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Well , I guess really I am looking for something similar to stock, that looks nice and will last me awhile. I am kind of a fast rider, so I will most likely look for something that is best for straight aways.
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Unless you're a 2%er, stock is your best option. If you favor either of the extremes,
either stunt/wheelie or track, you'll drop a different combo on-board.

The adrenalin junkies LOVE the -1/+2 from stock (front/rear). Day in, day out, though?
Annoying, imo, it's harder to be smooth. Stock has plenty of torque, and is the best
compromise for milage.

As far as size, whatever is cheaper. It won't make a difference to the majority of
riders. Only the trackers, care about the weight gain/loss argument. Just stick with
a known brand.

Maintenance is the real key to longevity. Of which, cleaning is even more important
than lubing. Most modern chains use a sealed o-ring, they are already lubricated for
life. Getting the abrasives/dirt away from those o-rings is the key. So don't just lube,
first, scrub with WD-40, etc. The lube's job is mostly to form a barrior to dirt/grunge
from attacking the seals.

Search your bike-specific forum for "chain"...you'll get all of the
opinions/recommendations and discussion of the particular needs,
for specific types of performance/applications.

Hope this helps, Ern
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I went with the stock front +2 in the rear per Cleveland stunters advice. However I'd stay the smurf away from those vortex. His team was telling me horror stories about those sprockets breaking under load
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I went with the stock front +2 in the rear per Cleveland stunters advice. However I'd stay the smurf away from those vortex. His team was telling me horror stories about those sprockets breaking under load
Hey thanks for the advice. What would you recommend?
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I am kind of a fast rider, so I will most likely look for something that is best for straight aways.
If you have the need for speed be careful with changing to lower gearing. On my bike a -1/+2 combo drops 20 mph off my top end. If I wanted to go slow I would have bought a Vespa.

Go to the Gearing Commander website and experiment with different gear combinations to see how they affect your overall speed.

Also, never, ever use WD-40 on your chain.
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A guy that races a cbr 1000 on another forum has tried all different kinds of chain and sprockets. He has his own web site with all kinds of tips from having thousands of racing miles under his belt. I cant remember what his site is called but any way. His recomendation for chain and sprockets are DID chain and AFAM sprockets.
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