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Have a stock 05 R!, just starting track riding. Have done one weekend. want to know the best combination of front & rear sprockets and chain length/brand for the bike. Looking to get max speed on the near 7/10th of a mile front straight away at California Speedway in Fontana CA.
 

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-1, +2 seems to be a very popular choice. I prefer and run -1, +1 myself. You can leave the chain at 120 links and move the rear axle out about 3/4 of an inch. This will help keep the front down a little. Stock length is 118 links. DID or RK both make great chains in either 520 or 530. Sprockets fron AFAM, Renthal, Driven and Vortex are all very good.
 

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You need to get some more opinions. -1/+2 is fun on the street but I'm not sure it's what you are looking for. Let some of the guys who have track experience help you.

Also, for a track bike I would go with an RK GXW 520 chain as this chain is lightweight and is rated for 1000cc bikes. The lighter your setup the less unsprung weight you will have. For sprockets, go aluminium for the rear and steel for the front. Renthal is a very good brand. Chain length depends on what sprocket sizes you use... but 120 should be enough for any sprocket combo that you would use. Most likely you will have to cut it down a couple of links as I doubt you will be going +6 on the rear. :lol
 

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As for gearing only you can answer that and decide what you like best

Sprocket specialists titan tough, afam, renthal, driven, drive systems are all hard anodized. Hard anodized will double the life of the sprocket nearly. Vortex is ptfe coated (teflon) which helps with friction and looking nice, but they are still very weak if they aren't hard anodized and last I knew they are not. All front sprockets are steel so that's not a concern at all.

As for the chain as long as you stick with the upper end chains from each manufacturer you'll be fine. Everything on our site is hard anodized and the chains are all upper end chains. They cost a bit more then the cheap kits, but they last a lot longer and if you price the exact same products from elsewhere you'll see we are damn cheap with free shipping as well.

Just make sure you go quality on the chain kit in my opinion because it can do real damage if it fails and if it wears out quickly then the price of 2 crappy kits will be way over the price of one quality kit.

For 1000cc bikes -1 in the front or +2 in the rear is the most popular with the 04+ r1 as the only exception as many do -1/+2 due to the fact it's bottom end isn't that great out of the box, but once geared it is.
 
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