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george
Hey guys, i want to change my chain cause of the noise it produces..
The factory chain is 525 with 108 links..
I 'll probably go for 520..
For the same sprockets, is it better for me to buy a chain with 110 links or 112 or whatever?

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norcal616
Get a nice name brand HD xring chain and matching 520 also sprockets... The 2011? R1 has same sprocket combo as the fz-07 only the R1 is in 520 size... I can't seem to locate the posting where I saw it stated the 2011 r1 chain sprocket combo will fit onto the fz-07..

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george
Does a 520 chain fit factory sprockets?
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yamahappy74
No. You typically would do a full conversion. 520 chain and new sprockets. A couple of riders here have done this for setting their bike up for the track. Pauli would have some insight, I'm sure.

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bmwpowere36m3
No, sprockets have to match the chain. Unless your replacement chain is a 525.

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virginiadave
You probably already know this, but if you do the 520 conversion your speedo is gonna be off. I did a RK 520 conversion on my gixxer, and my speedometer is off by 5 - 15 mph, depending on how fast I'm going. The faster I go, the further it's off. I'm lucky I didn't get a ticket when I first got the FZ-07, because I was so used to my speedo reading 90 mph when I was doing about 78 mph, that I forgot I was on a bike with an accurate speedo. Oops, lol.

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bmwpowere36m3
You probably already know this, but if you do the 520 conversion your speedo is gonna be off. I did a RK 520 conversion on my gixxer, and my speedometer is off by 5 - 15 mph, depending on how fast I'm going. The faster I go, the further it's off. I'm lucky I didn't get a ticket when I first got the FZ-07, because I was so used to my speedo reading 90 mph when I was doing about 78 mph, that I forgot I was on a bike with an accurate speedo. Oops, lol.
? No. Unless you change the # of sprocket teeth, the speedo will be unaffected. Chain size (i.e., 520,525,530) has to do with pitch/width/roller size.
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george
Yes in that case a speedo healer is needed..
Has anyone change his chain to another 525 chain (DID, AFAM..)?
Does it make any noise, like factory one?

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sorkyah
I have installed a 520conversion kit going -2 in the rear with a vortex steel sprocket and a renthal ultralight front in stock size. Chain is a DID ERV3 XRING 520 chain.
I havemt taken the bike out yet but there aeems to be no excess noise when running the bike on the stands
 

Yes in that case a speedo healer is needed.. Has anyone change his chain to another 525 chain (DID, AFAM..)?
Does it make any noise, like factory one?
 
The stock chain should be a DID as well.
 
Speedohealer is also an option 2wdw has offered with their reflash, along with lowering the cooling fan temp and raising the idle.

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norcal616
Some chain noise is normal...it's really noticeable due to the smart car quietness of the stock exhaust...I even throw a hefty coat of wax on chain every few weeks...

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gregjet
You would be surprised just how loud a motorcycle chain noise is! Check out the videos of Isle of man TTX electric racers. Almost no engine noise , a little tyre noise and a REALLY loud chain noise . Admittedly they use non sealed chains ( ie no Orings or equivalent) but you can hear the bike coming from lot furthur than you think you should
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gregjet
I think Supersprox do a 520 conversion that fits. Get the stealth if you can. VERY high quality rear sprockets. I'd like to do the same conversion.

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thomascrown
I think Supersprox do a 520 conversion that fits. Get the stealth if you can. VERY high quality rear sprockets. I'd like to do the same conversion.
Been there, done that. 
 
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sorkyah
I think Supersprox do a 520 conversion that fits. Get the stealth if you can. VERY high quality rear sprockets. I'd like to do the same conversion.
Been there, done that. 
 
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When i first ordered my setup back in May.... only a handful of companies made front sprockets that would fit our bikes.
Wish i wouldve heard about supersprox back then. Maybe ill still get a set

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