I am wanting to do the same thing for my track day rear f3 rim and I was wondering if my stock chain will accommodate a 47t sprocket.Ok so someone who likes the "get up and go" but does his fair share of hwy riding, I like the 15/47. I was gonna go 48, but the 47 seems to be the best for that little extra umph. Any agree/disagree?
1. usually shift midturnCouple questions for the short gearing guys;
1.on long sweepers, are you red lining on corner exit or up shifting mid turn?
2.on corner entry, do you notice the rear wheel locking up while engine braking or when releasing the clutch near the apex?
3.on corner exit, does the bike squat and run wide, or do you compensate by increasing the swing arm angle or rear compression?
4.on the straights, do you make up for the lack of top speed by getting there faster, or does the extra shifting negate that.
I have never geared mine past 15/45 and am wondering about the not so obvious consequences of extreme gearing.
much easier...So 15/48 sounds optimal. Wheelies easier?
yea, 15/47 is perfect... wouldnt go higher nor lower, its just perfect !Ok so someone who likes the "get up and go" but does his fair share of hwy riding, I like the 15/47. I was gonna go 48, but the 47 seems to be the best for that little extra umph. Any agree/disagree?
Well dropping the front 1 tooth, is like adding 3 in the rear. Keep that in mind.Is it easier to go 14/15 (stock rear) or keep the 15 and do a 15/47? From a mechanics POV what is easier to switch on the fly?
That happened with my stock set up as it was. Its inevitable. His question was what is easier to do "On the fly". Would you say taking your rear wheel off and changing out the sprocket then aligning the wheel, chain, and sprocket would be easier than just taking the front sprocket off and swapping it out in 10 minuets?? I dont know about you, but it isnt IMO.but its still better to add on the rear because when u put a smaller one up front ur chain will rub lot more on the thing on teh swingarm...
I am running this and dont like it, its lower at speed, but feels like the motor is trying harder, and its way less immediate with its power. I am commuting and dont want it anymoreI need to replace my worn stock setup, (15/45 525) I want to go up to a 16 in front for MPG gains, and maybe lose a tooth in the rear. What brand chain and sprocket do you recommend for improved longevity? should I look for a different thread somewhere on here? (i have not mastered the thread searching here)
I'm trying this setup for the first time at the rally as well, but just around the block was nice.ok so ive read through this thread and it seems like the 15/47 is the best all around setup, im feeling like i want a little more umph from my bike, since it looks like ill have to wait a year before i get a new bike, i commute on my bike and hit the mountain roads frequently, so is a 15/47 the best for me? what all is involved? new chain?
i got 5600 miles on my bike, should i change the chain and front sprocket?I'm trying this setup for the first time at the rally as well, but just around the block was nice.
Are you ready for a new chain and sprockets? It is recommended that you change them all together.