520 sproket/525 chain

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Mon Aug 4 21:26:17 PDT 2008


High milage, dirt, water, neglect...
Randy Grein, WMRRA #41

On Aug 4, 2008, at 7:43 AM, KC Gager wrote:

> We run 520 on the liter bikes all the time. I had my last for 3  
> years. I'm
> not sure what the deal is with wear on a street bike.
>
> KC Gager
> BRG Racing Products
> "We Have Sickness For Quickness"
> KC at brgracing.com
> http://www.brgracing.com
> (925)672-5789
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy Grein [mailto:randygrein at comcast.net]
> Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 9:12 PM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: 520 sproket/525 chain
>
> Check it again KC - the chain he has is 525, he wants to use the
> thinner 520 sprockets. Seems like a waste of a good aluminum sprocket
> (they wear too fast for me on the street), but I can't see it cutting
> on the chain - way too soft. The sideways slop might make it do some
> funny things, but I've never tried it. Normally I just swap carriers,
> unless Dave is using aftermarket wheels instead of stock SV parts in
> which case it doesn't take that much to change sprockets.
>
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
>
> On Aug 3, 2008, at 2:59 PM, KC Gager wrote:
>
>> I'm sorry if you are going to run a 520 chain you need to run 520
>> gears
>> front and back
>>
>> KC Gager
>> BRG Racing Products
>> "We Have Sickness For Quickness"
>> KC at brgracing.com
>> http://www.brgracing.com
>> (925)672-5789
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Vero Anderson [mailto:vero at thorasaurus.com]
>> Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 2:34 PM
>> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
>> Subject: RE: 520 sproket/525 chain
>>
>>
>> Really?  I'd think a 525 chain on a 520 sprocket would lead to
>> excessive
>> wear, with the chain being able to move left and right over the
>> sprocket,
>> and the sprocket cutting grooves into a portion of the chain's load
>> bearing surfaces.
>>
>> On Sun, 3 Aug 2008, KC Gager wrote:
>>
>>> No issues a bit lighter cheaper if you have a problem at the track
>>> and
>> need
>>> parts more people have 520 chains....
>>>
>>> KC Gager
>>> BRG Racing Products
>>> "We Have Sickness For Quickness"
>>> KC at brgracing.com
>>> http://www.brgracing.com
>>> (925)672-5789
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: dsapsis at comcast.net [mailto:dsapsis at comcast.net]
>>> Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2008 5:56 AM
>>> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
>>> Subject: Re: 520 sproket/525 chain
>>>
>>>
>>> OK, hypothetically, speaking, what are the issues with using a 520
>>> rear
>>> sproket carrying a 525 chain?  I am (hypotherically mind you)
>>> consideing
>>> mounting a race wheel on my streetbike.
>>> --dave
>>>
>>>
>>
>



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