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DR650 525 to 520 Chain Conversion?

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to all,

anybody done this? plan to use JT stock sprocket sizes 15/42 and RK XSO 110 link chain.

any experiences with subject conversion?

thanks,

steve

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i haven't done it but have read a little into it. you'll need at least a 114 link chain on going to the 520. after doing the research, i'm going to go with stock chain sizes.

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Aight Brian...fill me in here...

I want to drop a tooth in the rear, and do a 520 conv.

Still need 114 link? Who makes the sprockets?

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renthal makes the sprockets and you can also get their chain. if you drop one in the rear, not sure how much of a difference in chain length it will make. sprocket specialist makes a 525 41 rear and apparently Jesse at Kientech has a 525 16 tooth countershaft sprocket. that's the way i'm going to go although with going to the 520, you're sure to free up a little hp.

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why do you need 114 links if it's the same 5/8" pitch on the 520 chain?

did you specifically find this written somewhere? just want to make sure. would rather not be cutting off links if i order a 114 and only need a 110.

thanks,

steve

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my mistake not to mention the model year of my bike. makes a big difference. sorry about that. anyway here's what i've learned.

just spoke to AFAM, USA about the chain links for 525/520 conversion

with stock sprockets and they are the same. the confusion comes with

the fact that the 90-95 s/se model used a 520 chain but with a 16/42 stock

sprockets and with a different swingarm which needed a 114 link chain. that's what their website chart states.

so a 110 link chain for the 96-05 models will fit either 525 or 520

with the stock 15/42 sprockets.

anyway that's the facts from the guys at AFAM of huntington beach, ca.

time to ride.

take care and thanks for the replies.

steve

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