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    520 chain mod!

    has anyone got a 520 chain and cogs on there hawk/bros? im in need of a new front sprocket and was wondering if they are model specific or do i just ask for a 16 tooth one that takes a 520 chain?
    anyone know where i can source one in the uk?

    cheers
    Robs

    #2
    Don't know a source in the UK but Vortexracing.com sells a set here in the states. Sometimes they sell on ebay for about $150 a set.
    '88 Hawk GT
    '89 Harley FXSTC
    2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

    http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

    "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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      #3
      i have woundered about this my self
      i think (but could be wrong) but the 520 convertion is manufacturer spacifice because i wanted to change everything but my front sprocket. i bought a set and it wasnt the normal manufaturer (sprocket specialists) it was something else and the old front sprocket wouldnt work with the new chain. most likly was the fact that it was a new chain and old sprocket. so i ended up having to use the new one and hated it because the tooth count was diffrent. and it seemed that i lost both "top end" speed and "off the line" acceleration still dont understand how that worked out. but the "proper" thing to do is change everthing out at ounce. even your front, though it can last twice as long as the chain and rear ally sprocket. i cant remeber what my fav gearing was but i could keep up with new 750s off the line and top speed was about 115. i will look i still got the sprocket lying around some where.
      1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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        #4
        Check out this ebay item number: 160072122016
        '88 Hawk GT
        '89 Harley FXSTC
        2008 Yamaha V-Star 1300 tourer

        http://www.hawkgtforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=948

        "...my performance ain't perfect, but its loud, and its fast..." -Widespread Panic

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          #5
          Why do you want the 520? It is a small weight savings and no stronger than you regular chain. (which is cheaper)
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            theres a new 520 chain on it, but it has vfr 750 sprockets bodged on! ive now got a bros hub, so just need some 520 cogs to match!

            cheers
            Robs

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              #7
              Come on Rob show us the Front sprocket "Bodge" done by the previous owner

              520 KIT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

              Q&A

              Q. Do I have to get the optimum ratio gearing with my kit?

              A. No. You can choose any combo of front and rear sprockets you like. For most bikes, there are 14-17 tooth front sprockets and 38-54 rears available. 55-74 tooth rear sprockets are also available, but these are special orders (taking 3-4 days to make) and the cost is higher.



              Q. If I choose a larger rear sprocket like a 50 or 54, will the price go up?

              A. No. There is a range available for each bike. Most are 38-54, but this varies by bike. If you want a larger sprocket than a 54(varies) tooth rear, 55-74, the price will be higher.



              Q. What color chain comes with the kit?

              A. The standard chain is an RK chain in gold. Other colors are available for upgrade at an additional charge. If you are putting a larger rear sprocket on your bike, make sure you will have the correct number of links for the application. Longer chains are available, but you will need to e-mail us for pricing.



              Q. What is the difference between the XSO chain and the GXW chain?

              A. The XSO and GXW chain are both gold RK x-ring chains with 120 links. The XSO chains are recommending for the 600cc-750cc bikes and come with a clip style master link. The GXW chains are recommended for the 900cc-1200cc bikes and come with a rivet master link.



              Q. Will I need special tools to install the chain and sprocket kit?

              A. Yes. If you do not have chain tools to break the chain and press the links, you will need to purchase the tools to do so. A chain breaker and mini press are available for $55 more and the chain breaker and rivet tool kit is available for $79 more. We recommend having a local shop install the kit if you do not feel comfortable with the project.



              Q. I have a front sprocket. Can I buy the rear sprocket and chain separately?

              A. Yes. Please e-mail us for pricing on the different combination. However, be aware that you cannot use the 520 chain and sprockets with your 530 or 525 stock sprockets. Only 520 front and rear sprockets can be used together. If you would rather have a 530 or 525 sprocket set, we can still fill the order for you. Just e-mail us for pricing.



              Q. How do I tell you what sizes I want for my 520 conversion kit?

              A. This is very important. You must include the make and year of your bike and the sprocket sizes you want in your payment notes. This means that you must type in the info in your PayPal payment notes, include it with the money order, or tell us when you call and pay with a credit card. For example, including that you have a 2003 GSXR 600 and you want a 15 front and 47 rear is correct. An incorrect example is: 03 GSXR 15 front. Orders will be delayed when all the info is not included.



              Q. I have aftermarket wheels. Can I still get the 520 conversion kit for my bike?

              A. Yes. If you have aftermarket wheels, you must tell us what you have in the payment notes. If your rear wheel came off of a different year or make motorcycle, you must provide that info as well. We are not responsible for sprockets that do not fit because you gave us the incorrect bike info or forgot to tell us that you have an aftermarket rear wheel.



              Q. How long will it take to receive my kit?

              A. Our auctions state that it takes 3-4 business days to ship. Depending on the volume, the kits sometimes can and do ship in 1-2 days. Because of our low prices and high volume, it can take the full 4 business days to ship the orders out. If you need the kit by a certain date, call us directly and talk to us about expedited shipping. A good estimate for delivery time is one to two weeks.



              Q. Do you have the 520 conversion kits in stock?

              A. Yes we do. There are many chains and sprockets in stock for every type of bike we advertise for. We receive shipments from Vortex several times during the week to restock our supply of chains and sprockets. Since we give you a choice of sprocket sizes, there is always a chance that we may run short of a particular size you need. We will sometimes ask you if another size is acceptable. Most of the time, we will receive a shipment from Vortex within a few days to replenish the supply we were short on. If we do have to order a particular size for you, it normally arrives and is ready to ship in 3-4 days.



              Q. Why is the optimum gearing up two in the rear and down one in the front?

              A. This is the gearing we recommend because of the increase in low end acceleration power it provides for your motorcycle. This will not give your bike more horsepower or make it go faster. It will make you take off faster than your stock setup. It will help you do wheelies easier than the stock setup. There will be a small loss on your top end, but with the optimum gearing, itís hardly noticed. The speedometer will still not be accurate, but for most bikes, the speedometer is not accurate in the first place. If you donít like the optimum gearing suggested, please pick a setup youíre most comfortable with.



              Q. Will you ship internationally?

              A. Yes, we will ship internationally through USPS airmail parcel post. We do not use UPS for these shipments because of the brokerage fees they charge. If youíre in Canada, add $13.43 to the total for your shipping charge. Australia is usually $45 more. The UK is about $38 more. For quotes to all other countries, please e-mail us for the shipping estimate.



              Q. Will I receive a tracking number?

              A. Tracking numbers will automatically be e-mailed to everyone in the states that we ship UPS. When the shipping labels are created, the e-mail address provided in your PayPal account or credit card payment will be entered into the system. Please make sure that your e-mail address is up to date on your account. If you have an AOL, Hotmail, or Yahoo mail account, you may have problems receiving your tracking number. These email servers will sometimes block the e-mails containing the tracking numbers. The filter settings you have on the account will affect this. If you do not get your tracking number, do not call us. You must e-mail [email protected] to receive your tracking number. If you request the tracking info through e-mail and we respond to your e-mail, the messages will almost always get through. Why? Because the tracking numbers are long and may take time to pull, this is the most effective way to get you the info.
              "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

              • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
              • Ohlins Rear Shock
              • F2 front wheel
              • VFR750 rear wheel
              • Hiperform seat&headers
              • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
              • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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                #8
                Originally Posted by JR
                Come on Rob show us the Front sprocket "Bodge" done by the previous owner

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                well if you insist!





                outstanding craftmanship im sure you all agree!

                cheers
                Robs

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