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post #6 of (permalink) Old 11-03-2013, 04:35 PM
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530 is the size of the chain, 530 is what Honda used from the factory. A 520 chain is slightly smaller in size, and eliminates weight, a common mod, especially on track/race bikes. Anytime you eliminate weight, especially on an item that rotates, is a good thing. -1, +2 is a common gear change. You change the front sprocket, which is 16 tooth, to a 15, and the rear stock is 40 tooth, which many change to a 42, some to a 41. It really brings the bike to life, especially in the lower gears. It does make the motor turn more rpms, so your mileage may drop. If you do a gear change, you should change any sprocket, or both, and the chain at the same time, unless there isn't many miles on them. LDH on here, has a good deal on the whole kit for both sprockets and the chain. He only sells quality stuff. I think your first mod should be a Powercommander (or PC) it will help your bike breath better, it really does make a noticeable improvement.

I did not install any frame sliders, I just wanted to keep the bodywork clean, most people do install them though. You might want to keep your bike stock, it's plenty quick enough, has about 120ish HP.

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