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hey all.. i wanted a suggestion.. I have the stock gearing on it now and wanted to run one higher tooth.. when I ride on the highway at 70 in the HOV... the bike is at 6000rpm.. I was hoping to get it down a little.. just dont like the motor screaming that high.. highway moves at 70ish so just one tooth would do it.. add one on the front or back??

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You'd either add teeth to the front or fewer teeth out back. You could probably drop 2-3 in the back or add one up front to get about the same effect. If you go any further than that, you may need a different length chain. You can adjust a couple of teeth out with the chain adjuster at the back wheel. Are you going to change back and forth often or just keep the higher gearing for commuting?

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if you are running stock gears and chain, there is a 54 tooth rear sprocket availible. i am running it on mine and at 100kph it drops the rpms to 5500 compared to t 6000 rpm with the 55.

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i am currently running a 55 rear and a 19 front.. I thought that was stock?

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19 /55 will give you 80mph at the very best .

if you drop a tooth of the rear sprocket 54 , this will drop your revs at the top end.

You will probably only still get 80mph (in the real world) remember clocks are usualy 5 mph out , as read faster than the bike is actually travelling.

Bear in mind 80mph you are at the close end of the redline.

70mph is high cruising speed.

I have a 520 chain 16/44 . My bike is geared for 80mph.

I cruise at 55,60mph , as to not tax the motor too much.

It will pull up to 80mph , if needed , but not recommended to hold on too long.

uggtek

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you all have my attention but i can't locate any sizes other than stock. where should i look for different size sprockets?

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i found mine in the aftermarket book. thumpertalk store should have a sprocket listing for you.

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