How big a difference would it be on my bike if i up my front sprocket to 15t
Posted September 23, 2006 - 05:41 PM
Posted September 23, 2006 - 06:25 PM
Posted September 23, 2006 - 06:46 PM
Posted September 23, 2006 - 07:41 PM
Posted September 23, 2006 - 08:16 PM
Posted September 23, 2006 - 08:51 PM
I have a 13, 14 and 15 tooth front sprocket and 2 chains ( you may be able to get away with one chain if you dont use large profile rear tires). Just switch to 13 for low speed trials type riding. Run the 15 tooth for heavy road use it feels like you added a 6th gear. It will be a lot easier on you and it will help keep the rpms down on the motor.
I do the same thing, rears are 42,50,51 15/42 will make you downshift into 4th at 55 mph 13/51 will walk on any trail and pull the front end up at any time. I have two chains as well and with the 17 inch tires a O ring chain will not clear.
Posted September 24, 2006 - 06:06 AM
Posted September 24, 2006 - 06:30 AM
Hey Max, I was in the same position as you mate, I too felt stock 14/50 not enough.
Hey guys, I drive my bike quite a bit on the highways (over 80km/h) and it seems like the bike is revving a bit high (wish i had a tach to know) I wondered if i went up on the front sprocket from stock how much more top speed would I get, would it keep me from doing wheelies in 4th gear and would it make the bike feel sluggish accelerating?? what do you guys think? i can get 143km/h top speed now on the pavement......
My feelings with the 15/50 gearing were that it was good for road, but acceleration was compromised way too much for my liking. The gain in top speed was about another 20 - 30 km/h (if speedo is accurate at those speeds). And as Indy says, like having another gear. 4th with 15/50 is a bit like 5th with 14/50!
I found I love 14/48 gearing, it is smack bang in the middle of 14/50 and 15/50. I still get acceleration and a higher top speed / not going for the imaginary 6th gear as much.
I thing I felt with the 15/50 gearing as well which I didn't really like was I felt like it was loading up the gearbox too much for my liking.