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81' XL500S can I fit a 530 o-ring chain & sprockets ?

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I know the bike comes with a 520 chain and sprockets stock but wondered if any of you have ever tried to fit a 530 o-ring chain and custom sprockets to a 79-81' Honda XL500S ?

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Why would you want to? A 500 (even a very pumped up 500) does not have the HP to require a stronger chain and sprocket set than a 520 provides. The 750 Indian FT bikes make ~ 100 hp and run 520 chains. Using such will drive up your parasitic HP loses which a 500cc bike can ill afford and they cost more too.

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Because I already have a new RK 530HF0 X-ring chain in the box and it's a good one;the other reason I ask is..  "because inquiring minds want to know" 

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Not a good reason at all. Will probably lead to other issues. Sell the chain or get your local dealer to give you some trade value for it. 

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