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post #1 of 16 Old 03-20-2004, 11:45 AM
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530 Chain Done!!!

I just got done changing my chain and sprockets out. I used a 530 chain.
Countershaft Sprocket: SS514-17 (SV-1000), Rear Sprocket: SS482S-42 (SV-1000) and EK 530 MVXZ Chain.
Everything went in well and nothing is binding or rubbing. Road report will follow once I get a few miles on it.
At least now my VS matches the Specs in the manual. :mrgreen: :lol:
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post #2 of 16 Old 03-21-2004, 01:14 AM
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How will this change the gearing on the bike. I find first gear is a very low ratio. Even with blipping the throttle to gear down the tire sometimes locks up. I would like less of a lower ratio in the first gear.

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post #3 of 16 Old 03-22-2004, 04:13 PM
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After 60 miles on the new chain and sprockets, I can't tell the difference with the new ratio.
post #4 of 16 Old 05-16-2004, 01:00 AM
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I really have to stop reading all the posts of my fellow 'stromers... I'm spending too much and getting into trouble. Thanks for researching this, I just did the same upgrade, but utilized a DID 530ZVM chain. It's pretty smooth so far, I have about 1k miles on it since doing the install last saturday.

post #5 of 16 Old 05-18-2004, 12:30 PM
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Speedo correction?

Hey Yogi, was your speedo effected by the gearing change? Only one tooth so I wouldn't expect a large change but mine is already optimistic with the stock gearing.
post #6 of 16 Old 05-18-2004, 01:26 PM
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Not really, before it was 9%, now it's an even 10% (easier to claculate while driving) Reason I know is, I calibrated against a GPS. However I like the 42 better, makes the overdrive more suitable for intracity highways.
post #7 of 16 Old 06-03-2004, 06:04 AM
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Late reaction about influence on the speedo by different gearing! Did'nt check before, but when taking the front wheel out noticed that not everything has changed last 25 years. The speedo is still driven by the front wheel. Not mecanical but electrical meanwhile. So IMHO the speedo will not be affected by a different gearing but only by a different diameter of the front tyre.
post #8 of 16 Old 06-03-2004, 12:05 PM
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Had a look to the 1k strom at the dealer. All clear now! The 650 has "frontwheelspeedodrive" and the 1000 not. Gearing has influence on the 1k speedo and not at the 650. Minor advantage for the 650!?
post #9 of 16 Old 06-08-2004, 08:41 AM
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350cc less. :shock: advantage. 1000. 8) by the way my speedo checked out to be 5mph slow today. all stock bike at 70mph. i heard of a black box to change to correct this. anyone heard of it?
post #10 of 16 Old 09-26-2007, 12:06 AM
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yeah. its called a speedo healer and even can come w/ a gear shift indicator.
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