Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
Some more info. The Vee gets a lot of buildup around the counter sprocket area under the cover from chain lube. Your push rod for the hydraulic clutch goes through there also. If the Ducati guy pulls the cover and cleans and inspects everything properly, than the price is a bargain as it takes an hour or two. I assume he will since you are changing sprockets.
The 530 is stronger but may not last any longer. The hp output of a vee is around 100 so the 525 is plenty strong. The stock set up wears very well so do not expect much if any extra from the SV version...which I also purchased myself in 525.
Your choice, but I figured the 525 did fine, so did replacement number 1. All went about 30,000 miles with only quality chain lube and no chain cleaning at all.
P.S. - by stock I meant OEM size and ratio. My second set were steel of some unknown/forgotten brand, my last set came from SV also, good service, good product, and a forum brother.
2007 Blue SuperVee 1000
2013 Grey Super Te'ne're' 1200
2002 White HD Road King Police (divorced)
2000 Red Honda XR 400r
2003 Green Honda Rincon 650 ATV
If it is not broken, it can still be fixed
Last edited by Scott E. Bonds; 11-15-2012 at 07:09 PM.