The sprockets are 15 teeth in front and 45 teeth in back. These are Vortex sprockets. The chain is a GB520XSO X-ring chain.
This set runs for $160 shipped.
I was wondering if this set is good or something else would be better for the money. I am also interested in a drive ratio of something that wont kill me on gas but will also give a little better acceleration than the stock.
I believe there are tons of threads about the gear ratio....search is your friend lol...I remember hearing something about Vortex sprockets not holding up well. When it comes to chains/sprockets I would make sure I get a good set, you dont want a chain going out on you and slipping sprockets are not fun either. Hope that helps
Personally, I would stay away from an Aluminum rear sprocket. They wear out fast. Stick with steel and it will last a LOT longer... and for the 520 conversion... unless you are hitting a LOT of track days, and riding at the expert/advanced level, you will NEVER notice the performance difference...
Gear it down some yes, thats a big difference. Drop a tooth on the front.
If you stay with a 525 chain, I have a rear sprocket (steel) posted in the for sale section. Brand new $30 picked up $40 shipped.
on my 97 ZX-7R I went down one front and up 2 or 3 in rear (cant remember). It killed my top end, and the rear Renthal was Shot in one summer. It was something like a 48 tooth, and had about 17 teeth left. Which also kills the chain... It was a true waste of money.
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So I need a 525 chain. I was told that the x-ring would be better fit for my bike. Also where could I find some good deals on a chain and good quality steel sprockets? I ebay a lot but I don't always trust myself at picking them out cuz I am not sure which ones are good trusted brands.
But if I would go with a Vortex Aluminum sprocket for the back and lube it once a week how long would that last?
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i just threw a vortex vhain/sprocket kit on my shit a month or so ago and am happy so far with it..bitch wheelies very nicely now, whereas it wouldn't with the 16/45 (and being STUPID low..)
when it wheelies a lowered bike with a clutch-up, it's a drastic change.
i try to stay away from aluminum sprockets, but this one is iok so far.
my shtios a 520 chain.. you don't need a 525 unless you just want to retain that size. you'll see such minimal shit from X ring to o ring .. the only benefit is the lube stays around te pins and sideplates a bit longer.. it's more longevity than performance. that was someone lying to you.
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