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    Running the 520 sprocket conversion

    Well, As i fix my bike I plan on doing uni pods and factory 3.0 jets, but i am also considering changing the chain and sprockets.
    This is what I am looking at:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/HONDA...QQcmdZViewItem
    Are any of you running this conversion? If you are what do you think about it?

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    The Hawk does behave a bit better with a sprocket change - going down 1 and 2 up in back would be great in the city or in the canyons. If you are doing a lot of slab riding, perhaps try out two up in back and wait to put the 15 front in. I didn't know there was an RK/Vortex kit out for the Hawk, hmmmm.... I just bought a DID ERV2 chain and some AFAM sprockets for my 520... I didn't like the fit of the PBI or PMI (or something like that) front sprocket.
    It's scary how slow I am!

    '88 HawkGT - crashed as all hell - Hiperform subframe, VFR rear wheel, F3 front end, Penske shock.

    '05 Ducati S2R - Monstrack mirrors, CRG levers, Evoluzione clutch slave cylinder, ProItalia tail chop, Arrow damper, Nichols flywheel, Suburban Machinery bars

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      #3
      What's the advantage of a sprocket conversion? More torque or something?
      1988 "BlackHawk" project
      1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
      1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

      I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
      People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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        #4
        yea..they claim its the optimum setting for a hawk or whatever. 2 teeth more in the back and one less in the front. Basically it lowers your top speed by what should be like 6 mph..but you get to the max of your bike faster. Maybe three hp out of the tire(not engine hp) so you feel it more. Really you get a faster 0-100.

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          #5
          i always felt like the bike had too short a first gear, (i know my hawk had a bit more juice than stock), and i was running through first and second really quickly, so i wound up going down three teeth in the rear. (I also rode a lot of highway on it, so it seemed to make sense at the time.) I guess a lot of it depends on where and what type of riding you do.

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