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    can someone verify that the tls has a chain length of 104 links?

    looking at a DID 530VM chain and if 106 links is enough i can get closeout pricing.

    thx
    kev

    2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

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  • #2
    104
    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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    • #3
      sweet...thx steve

      2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

      CLICK HERE to donate a couple dollars/rubles/won/yen/euro/pounds/francs/etc to the greatest forum on the web!
      "Aerodynamics are for those who fail to make HORSEPOWER!"
      -Enzo Ferrari-

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      • #4
        Its 104 but you can get it and go up 2 teeth in the rear
        Everyone dies but not everyone lives

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        • #5
          already there

          thats why i am shooting for 106.

          2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

          CLICK HERE to donate a couple dollars/rubles/won/yen/euro/pounds/francs/etc to the greatest forum on the web!
          "Aerodynamics are for those who fail to make HORSEPOWER!"
          -Enzo Ferrari-

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          • #6
            Bringing this tread back to life...

            Can some one tell my the difference between a 520-chain and the 530?
            Also, I┤m about to buy a new rear sprocket. What make/brand should is the one to choose?
            Jens
            -97 Full power Black TLS with extra black
            *Bitubo rear shock *K&N filter *Harder clutch springs *Custom made high pipes *Gixxer six pots *Galfer pads *Goodridge SS-lines *520 D.I.D convertion *Sprocket Specialist 16/40 sprockets *TLPlanet sticker *ZG-DB screen *Harris carbon (fake) grips

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            • #7
              A 520 is thinner, therefore lighter. They do make 520's now that are stronger than your OEM 530. Most when you go to 520 only offer an aluminim rear sprocket. I did not have good luck with vortex. I went through 2 on my R6 in one summer. I have 13K on my Sprocket Specialist rear on my R1. Be sure to get the hardened anodized rear. You can save about 2.5 lbs of rotating mass by going to a 520. Wich woudl be equal to you or the bike loosing 20-25 lbs. I saved 1.1 lbs just on my rear sprocket. I haven't had a chance to weigh my 520 chain but my stock chain weighed 5.1 lbs.
              RIP Ron
              Sept. 12 2004

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              • #8
                So this means that you recomend me to buy the 520?
                And the Sprocket Specialist stuff?
                Jens
                -97 Full power Black TLS with extra black
                *Bitubo rear shock *K&N filter *Harder clutch springs *Custom made high pipes *Gixxer six pots *Galfer pads *Goodridge SS-lines *520 D.I.D convertion *Sprocket Specialist 16/40 sprockets *TLPlanet sticker *ZG-DB screen *Harris carbon (fake) grips

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                • #9
                  There are mixed reviews on switching to a 520. I personaly like it. I also gear mine down in addition. I don't care about top speed.

                  The stongest 520 on the market that I know of is the DID ERV and it's about $144. I have just been using the regular DID 520 X-ring chain ($92). Out of 13K I only adjusted it twice after installing. You can get others that are cheaper but I have no experience with them to speak of thier quality. Rk has a 520 x-ring for $60 and Ek has one for $74.

                  I really liked the Sprocket Specialist rear sprockets. Thier like $50 or $80 if you get a colored one. I got a black one to match my wheels and frame. Your front sprockets will always be steel. Thiers are like $33 but you can get them cheaper elsewhere but I can't speak for the weight savings. The R1 has more Tq and HP than the TL, just doesn't weigh as much so a 520 should handle the job. No matter how good they are you will have to replace them more often. but the differance should only be couple thousand miles. To me, it's worth the bennefit.

                  Most of the prices I've quoted came from parts411.com


                  If you go to a 520 and do a 16 up front you will see a difference like adding a full sytem and a remap.
                  RIP Ron
                  Sept. 12 2004

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                  • #10
                    go witha JT rear sprocket. cheaper than vortex and i believe even sprocket specialists hard anodized. had one on my buddies 02 busa this (and last) year for over 12k miles. so, when he went from 17-42, now 16-44 (on a busa YOWWWWWW!) and he went with the JT rear again. i think they are like 50 bucks..... denniskirk.com

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                    • #11
                      I think that one of the best combo's in this category, is the AFAM sprockets and DID erv2 520 chain. If you take care of your equipment (clean/lube every 600 or so) you will see virtually no difference in chain/sprocket life. Now if you are wheeling/stunting , then you may want to stay with the 530.
                      Also, I am more an advocate of going up in the rear (if you are replacing the chain anyways) as the less restriction up front, the longer chain life you will see, all else being equal.
                      Nate

                      Galfer SS lines, LE reworked forks and Penske rear, IRP axle spacer, frame sliders and rear spools, custom airbox, block off plates by MFR Inc., custom undertray, Extreme Graphics Top Gun undertail w/ Navy's dimmer, ZG DB dark, Scott's steering damper, Yosh bolties, PC2, DID 520ERV2, 17 SS & 41 AFAM, Galfer rear wave and other stuff to come!

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                      • #12
                        Thanks a lot guys!!
                        I'll be going with the 520 and up two teeth in the rear!
                        Next step is to scout the net for the best price! Local dealer won't even see a glimps of my cash!!
                        I-net rules!!
                        Jens
                        -97 Full power Black TLS with extra black
                        *Bitubo rear shock *K&N filter *Harder clutch springs *Custom made high pipes *Gixxer six pots *Galfer pads *Goodridge SS-lines *520 D.I.D convertion *Sprocket Specialist 16/40 sprockets *TLPlanet sticker *ZG-DB screen *Harris carbon (fake) grips

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                        • #13
                          There are several good shops online. calsportbike.com, kneedraggers.com are 2 that I have dealt with in the past. I do all my ordering from Todd at Calsport. Just send him an email if you dont see what you want for the TLR listed. He will get it for you.
                          Tell him Nate from HSBN sent you, he'll take care of you.
                          Nate

                          Galfer SS lines, LE reworked forks and Penske rear, IRP axle spacer, frame sliders and rear spools, custom airbox, block off plates by MFR Inc., custom undertray, Extreme Graphics Top Gun undertail w/ Navy's dimmer, ZG DB dark, Scott's steering damper, Yosh bolties, PC2, DID 520ERV2, 17 SS & 41 AFAM, Galfer rear wave and other stuff to come!

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                          • #14
                            If you go up 2 in the rear you still stay at a 104 link chain and move your adjuster in. You go to 106 links you will be hurting for adjustment once that chain streches a little.

                            www.sprocketcenter.com or something like that.

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                            • #15
                              I saw a sprocket specialist rear last night on a bike that was aluminum with maybe steel around the teeth.
                              Everyone dies but not everyone lives

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