other than the 520 chain being lighter is there any advantage or disadvantage between the two sizes of chain/ sprockets
thanks in advance
thanks in advance
go here,, http://www.gearingcommander.com/other than the 520 chain being lighter is there any advantage or disadvantage between the two sizes of chain/ sprockets
thanks in advance
Yes, reading my post, I made it sound like a higher quality chain lasts longer but might not have any impact on strength. That is not true. I agree with your statement. Higher quality chains are stronger AND longer lasting then lesser chains in the same size, and some lesser chains in larger sizes.Many 520 chains are stronger than our OEM chain. The 520 chain sprocket conversion is well worth it.
Two very insightful posts! I decided to stay with 525 on my 1098, even though I am obsessed with lightweight (but have gone to 520 on my less powerful duallie). My reasoning was the greater strength of the 525 IN THE EQUIVALENT BRAND/QUALITY, which should translate to less requirement for adjustment. This can be of great benefit on tour, especially when bulky tools are needed for the job (eg. single-sided SA models). An aspect not really mentioned in the thread so far is that of lubrication and maintenance. I lube chain frequently (when it is WARM). I also run an alloy (DP) rear sprocket, and replace chain and both sprockets together (in the case of the 1098, at about 19,000 kms) before they are too badly worn. (With a steel rear sprocket you can sometimes replace only the chain and front sprocket, and reuse the rear until the next time).I use the 520 conversion on my highly modified Paul Smart and on my highly modified Aprilia SL 1000, but I always change my gearing by going with a larger rear sprocket vs. the smaller front sprocket for the very reasons mentioned by Shazaam. I tend to change parts before they wear out. I tend to change my chains and sprockets all at about 15K, just to be on the safe side. I ride around 20K miles per year. Most of those miles are on twisty roads. I notice a 1-tooth difference in rear sprocket size. I notice a significant difference in my bike's handling any time I do anything that reduces rotating mass. The more I can reduce rotating mass, the more amazed I am at the way that my bike handles. Going with the 520 conversion saves money and reduces rotating mass with no appreciable difference in parts longevity or reliablity, provided you go with high quality parts when you make the conversion.
That was my point spooner.Their worn out. And I have been offered the 520 to replace the 525 becouse the supplier can't get the 525 until who knows when. and i can't wait until who knows when!!!!!!Stick with the 525 . I wouldnt put a 520 on it no way unless its a race bike and the old ones were worn out and needed replacing .
If there is a problem with availability on the 525, I would go with the 520. I am not hearing any negative reports or reasons why you shouldn't use it. I would not worry so much about astral physics as I would just being able to ride. 520 is a far more standard size. I am going with OEM (525) stuff for replacement and picking up a 14T in case I am not happy with the stock ratio. If you are going to be waiting for an extended period of time, I'd go 520.That was my point spooner.Their worn out. And I have been offered the 520 to replace the 525 becouse the supplier can't get the 525 until who knows when. and i can't wait until who knows when!!!!!!
Hi ShazaamMost of the Japanese superbikes use 525 chains. Try one of their dealers. Honda uses a nice gold color 525.
How come a problem getting sprockets ? 520 is for trail bikes, unless its special purpose race chain . 525 is the modern day 530. Common as anything now.Hi Shazaam
Getting the chain by it's self is no problem. I also needed to replace the sprockets that is where the problems lies. Unless you can know what model Jab bikes sprockets will fit a SC.
I dont know why it's a problem may be if i knew that there would not be a problemI really dont know much about chains, especially the sizes (520,525,530 etc) except for the invalable info from the major and others have shared and what i have looked up (on the internet). Which is that the majority of Ducati’s run 520 chains and sprockets pre 2004.(which i would guess are not trail bikes) I'm not a boy racer nor do i even try to keep up with the lads on the 1098's, 999',s when we go for a ride , so ripping it apart should not be a problem . I have all ready payed for the chain and sprocket set and was offered the 520 in place of the 525 (which i still dont know what the 005 differance is: 520-525=5 ) I do appreciate your input,, but trail bikes or special purpose race chains!!, i have three other bikes, a 71 triumph TR6R, 36 Frances Barnett and a 56 panhead, all 520 chains.How come a problem getting sprockets ? 520 is for trail bikes, unless its special purpose race chain . 525 is the modern day 530. Common as anything now.