you can get a 16t with the rubber thingie.... stock gsxr 16t fronts fit the SVpacmann33 said:Hey, I'm going to a 16 tooth front sprocket for highway use now that the gf is 3.5 hours away at university. Is it OK to use a front sprocket without the rubber sides on it like the OEM sprocket? I'm pretty sure it's OK but I just want to check.
How? If you have a 17 up front and go -1 to a 16 it makes it accelerate more quickly. Makes the lower tq more useable...thinmac said:I tried going to a 16 tooth front a while back and didn't like it at all. I installed it before I went on a longer trip to see how much of a difference it would make in milage cruising (for the Californians on here, I live in Oakland and rode to San Louis Obispo and back).
Frankly, I found that while it was O.K. for long trips, it really took all the fun out of the bike around town. No get up and go to speak of. I enjoy a smaller bike as much as anyone, but the SV is heavy enough that without the extra accelleration, it was just lame. That said, I usually run a 14 tooth sprocket up front, so I might be expecting too much from the larger sprocket.