Try a -1 on the front before you go all out. You will be very pleased. I put on a vortex 15 tooth on the front with the stock chain and it really made a difference on the low and mid range and it doesn't really effect your top end too much.
Sorry real quick question. Not trying to steal the thread. I bought the vortex 520 sprocket kit (-1f,+2b)but sold it to a friend that was going to install it right away. I sold it to him for what I bought it for. Now that im looking at this thread, can i just buy a 525 -1 front sprocket and it should be fine on my stock chain? My bike has 9000 miles on it. Or should I just buy the same setup that I bought before with the new RK chain?
i have a 05 600..... has 4k miles on it.... i was told that getting -1f/+1 or 2b will help out my performance alot.... anyone advise me to do it?? im planning on keeping the stock chain..... but if anyone has any suggestions on good sprockets and chain....... can you help me out?
I've got a 15 tooth Vortex on mine with the stock chain. It is the best mod I've done to date. -1 on the front really makes a noticable difference in the low and mid range but it doesn't kill your top end too bad. You can get a good 15 tooth for around 25 bucks shipped. Try www.kneedraggers.com.
My advice would be to drop on the front first and see how you like it. At 7,000 rpms and up my 600 feels way stronger in 1st and 2nd and it will pull the front tire up with nothing more than cruising at 7 grand and twisting around to WOT, no clutching or chopping the throttle. -1 +2 on the may be more than you bargain for since your throttle control is magnified greatly, especially when coming out of corners. But hey it's a free world do what suits you, just my 2 cents.
Below is a list of items you may or may not have that you will need before you start:
Stands or a stand for the rear, a long-handled torque wrench, standard set of metric sockets, a 36mm socket for the swing arm nut (loosen the rear wheel and slide it forward), a 32mm socket for the front sprocket nut, some high temp red loc-tite, a short piece of 2x4 wrapped in a towel to keep the rear wheel from moving, and a new cotter pin for the swing arm nut after you're done. That's about it, get everything you need ahead of time (torque specs also) and it should take you about 1 1/2 to 2 hours if you've never done this kind of thing before. Just take your time. Plenty of guys here who can help you if you get lost
. If you get stuck P.M. me and I'll talk you through it.