Posted by Nick Schmidt on 2/19/2015 to Product Reviews
So you see everyone talking about and selling 520 Converison sprocket & chain kits for motorcycle, but what is it all about? A lot of the older bikes and the larger displacement bikes from 750cc and up use a 525 or 530 pitch. These 525 and 530 pitch chains and sprocket can be heavy and after all the, for speed or racing you are looking to lose weight.
Well the 520 sprocket & chain conversion kits might be the answer for your. One of the greatest power gains for the money is reducing your rotational mass (unsprung mass). The modern day 520 chains now have extremely high tensile strengths and weight much less than the 525 or 530 chains. Also a lot of the 520 sprockets nowadays are made out of light weight aircraft grade aluminum or superlite steel further reducing your rotational mass. By switching from a 530 to 520 sprocket and chain conversion, you can lose up to as much as 4 lbs in total which translates to more power and hp gains at the rear wheel.
The 520 sprockets also come in a wide range of tooth sizes so get a kit that suits your needs. Want more acceleration off the line than go with a smaller front sprocket or a larger rear sprocket. On the other hand, if you want more top end speed you can look into getting a smaller rear sprocket. We offer several different kits from some of the top manufacturers such as Afam, Drive Systems, Driven Racing, Supersprox, Vortex Racing and more. As always, if you have any questions please feel free to contact us as [email protected]