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    Interesting, I wouldn't have thought there would be a huge amount of weight difference between the two chains and sprocket set, but in racing every gram counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KiwiRSV1000 View Post
    Me, knowledgeable!! Thank you...I prefer to think I have enough knowledge to be dangerous, but no real use!! Guys like KZ, Noel, Amauri, they are the knowledgeable ones. I have learnt a lot from them, and, as such, I know enough about a few things to be able to help, a little!!
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    Thumbs up Chain weight?

    IF, you're racing use 520 non O-ring chain and an alloy rear sprocket

    For the street 525 O-ring chain and a steel rear sprocket

    With 525 the weight difference between the heavier O-ring chain and the non O-ring chain is about a pound
    520 will be even lighter


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    There is a bit of an advatange to the 520 in the $$$ department too. I've used 520's on both my other RSV'ss without issues, but I also take really good care of my chains and sprockets too.

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