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530 drive chain?? 16 Jan 2021 13:01 #841819

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I am a simple man who enjoys simple things. I could have gone to a 530 chain when I did my KZ-1000 overhaul, but the sprockets were new and I thought to heck with it, stay with 630. The added bonus was not having to mess around with all those crazy calculations and end up with something I didn't like. Besides, 630 chain on a bike looks way cooler and is OEM! And as a point of interest, I went with a clip style master link and after 2,000 some miles haven't had a single problem with it, but I don't do 8,000 RPM hole shots either. Somehow I doubt the engine knows if it has 630 or 530 chain on it the way I ride.

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530 drive chain?? 17 Jan 2021 00:24 #841853

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They have quality 530 chain today with super high tensile strength. Some of the Pro Stock drag bikes use it! Of course EK or Tsubuki is up there. I built one over 9 yrs ago. when I was still in the City house. I wish the Hot Rod on the table was 530! Could have snuck a 160 maybe 180 rear tire instead of the 150 rear. I'll find those pics too. That was an "Irish Will" old member plate he made and sold. 2010.
That was a middle of a rake job too. I found pics I forgot I had. Thats the race car 1/2 built too.
Livin in "CheektaVegas, NY
Still have a Kaw! 76 KZ900 Pro-Street.
Went thru 25 of these in 40 yrs.

And The Old Girl, Harley 75 FLH Electra Glide,
Old faithful! Points ign. Bendix Orig. carb.
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530 drive chain?? 14 Jul 2021 06:46 #851729

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As a second topic about this 530/630 discussion, I'm trying to find the sprocket "type" (or pattern) in JT nomenclature.
I looked at Z1 Enterprises website (pretty awful to search on their website...) and what I found so far is written below. The missing pattern I would like to know if for a 1000J 530 front.

1983 KZ750L         630     ***      530
FRONT                JTF518  ***   JTF513
REAR                  JTR501  ***   JTR488            

1982 KZ1000J       630     ***    530
FRONT               JTF522  ***   JTF???
REAR                 JTR501  ***   JTR488
2017 Versys 1000
2007 Yamaha MT01
1981 KZ1000 LTD
1981 KZ1000 CSR
1982 GPZ1100
1982 KZ1000J2
1983 KZ1000J3
1983 KZ750L
1984 KZ750L

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530 drive chain?? 14 Jul 2021 07:31 #851731

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There are a few 530 front sprockets with various offsets that fit the 1000J Z-12 spline.
JTF517, JTF527, JTF528 etc.
These are all mostly newer Kawasaki fitments, ZZR etc.

 
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530 drive chain?? 14 Jul 2021 07:51 #851732

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There are a few 530 front sprockets with various offsets that fit the 1000J Z-12 spline.
JTF517, JTF527, JTF528 etc.
These are all mostly newer Kawasaki fitments, ZZR etc.


 

I looked at the three numbers you wrote and, indeed, they all fit on the output splines. However, I'm looking for a straight replacement for my 1000J and only the flat JTF517 will fit. 
As you wrote, JTF527 and JTF528 are offset and probably not meant to be used on a KZ.
Many thanks for your answer!!
2017 Versys 1000
2007 Yamaha MT01
1981 KZ1000 LTD
1981 KZ1000 CSR
1982 GPZ1100
1982 KZ1000J2
1983 KZ1000J3
1983 KZ750L
1984 KZ750L

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530 drive chain?? 14 Jul 2021 08:13 #851736

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If it can help anyone, here's a picture I just made with the information above.
Added information: JTF517 front sprocket needs two shims (1x 2 mm and 1x 4 mm) for correct alignment.
2017 Versys 1000
2007 Yamaha MT01
1981 KZ1000 LTD
1981 KZ1000 CSR
1982 GPZ1100
1982 KZ1000J2
1983 KZ1000J3
1983 KZ750L
1984 KZ750L

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530 drive chain?? 20 Jul 2021 16:32 #852154

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Not sure if this will help or not but I used sprockets from Z1 Enterprises on a 630-530 conversion on my 82 GPZ1100 (J motor).
Front :SS635 Series 18 tooth - Item # AD635-18
Rear : JTR488 Series 45 tooth - Item # BAJTR488-45

Both were bolt-on and required no shimming.
1982 GPz1100
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530 drive chain?? 21 Jul 2021 19:13 #852244

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Not sure if this will help or not but I used sprockets from Z1 Enterprises on a 630-530 conversion on my 82 GPZ1100 (J motor).
Front :SS635 Series 18 tooth - Item # AD635-18
Rear : JTR488 Series 45 tooth - Item # BAJTR488-45

Both were bolt-on and required no shimming.

It helps for sure! Glad to know there’s an answer for a 530 front sprocket on J motor; many thanks!!!
2017 Versys 1000
2007 Yamaha MT01
1981 KZ1000 LTD
1981 KZ1000 CSR
1982 GPZ1100
1982 KZ1000J2
1983 KZ1000J3
1983 KZ750L
1984 KZ750L

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530 drive chain?? 22 Jul 2021 15:06 #852291

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Glad to offer assistance !
1982 GPz1100

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