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When my bike was all stock I changed the gearing plus 1 on the back and it was OK,but after all the mods the gears was to short,so I went back to stock gears.I don't see how some of you have plus3 on the rear.Please explain?
 

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I've got +3 on the rear and I like it just fine. It makes it absolutely impossible to keep the front wheel on the ground at more than 4/5 throttle, but that's only first gear and over 8k rpm. Otherwise, it just makes it easier to keep it in the power for me because fast corners are third gear and 50 mph and slower corners are 2nd.

It's the 51 mph corner and the rip into second at 9k halfway through that makes your hair stand on end.:D
 

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How do you modify the gearing in the first place? I'm not that high tec in engineering :p
 

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You can change the gearing by going up or down in sprocket teeth,the smaller the rear sprocket the taller the gear.The larger the rear sprocket the lower the gear. I have all ways heard that going one tooth down on the front is like going up two on the back.Its all in what you like. Me I like more top end.Example when I get on the on ramp to the free way I don't like to run out of gear in first or second and I don't want to shift as much in town.Hope this helps
 

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When my bike was all stock I changed the gearing plus 1 on the back and it was OK,but after all the mods the gears was to short,so I went back to stock gears.I don't see how some of you have plus3 on the rear.Please explain?
Yeah, +3 in the back inconjunction with the 15T CS sprocket that I once tried was WAY to short for me. I was going through the gears constantly and felt like the bike never actually had a chance to pull long at all through a gear because it would be time to shift again. For me, dropping one tooth on the front and leaving the stock size rear sprocket in the back is perfect. It still pulls long through the gears, yet pulls hard and gets into the powerband quick when whacking the throttle in the low rpm's.

Now on the other hand, going up three teeth in the rear and keeping the stock size countershaft sprocket the same would be very much like dropping one tooth on the front as going 1 tooth down is approximately going up 2.5 teeth in the rear. It's equal to more than two, but not quite three.
 

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Yeah, I tried -1 on the front, then went back to stock on the front and +3 on the rear. It's damn near exactly the same. The only thing that's bothersome is that in 6th at 65 mph I'm at about 6k... if I remember right. It's been a long winter.:( 0-120 though is awesome, and usually it's actually 30-95 anyways, so taller gearing doesn't get used anyways for me. still tops out at 152mph.
 

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i would call the stock gearing very low already. ya must shift it or scream the engine. i can almost ride it about 3 mph in 1 st gear and not lug it. i am always trying to find 7 th gear on the freeway cuss it seems to need another shift. adding 3 on the rear to me would hurt the fun of riding cuzz from a stop light you would be buzzing all the gears.
yes it on paper would be quicker and you could wheelie forever.
i would almost like to try taller gearing so on the FWY the revs would be lower. just me
 

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Yeah, at 70 mph the revs are a little higher than I would like, but the fun of all the power down low makes up for it for me. I don't think of shifting as work though, I call it fun. In a perfect world, I could keep the setup I've got but replace 6th gear with a much taller one so I could be at 4500-5000 revs at 65. I'm sure it can actually be done, but it's not that much of a bother to me to justify taking apart the tranny or anything.
 

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For me though it's weird, with the taller gearing it actually 'feels' like it pulls harder because you're in each gear longer when accelerating. When I briefly had the 15/45 gearing, sure it would pull hard, but it was only like for a second or two and it was time to change gears again. Basically it was like Waamm shift Waamm shift, whereas the taller gearing is more waaaammmmm shift and honestly feels to me like it pulls just as hard as it did before when I had the shorter gearing.

Oh, and don't even begin to mention fuel range with the really low gearing.
 

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For me though it's weird, with the taller gearing it actually 'feels' like it pulls harder because you're in each gear longer when accelerating. When I briefly had the 15/45 gearing, sure it would pull hard, but it was only like for a second or two and it was was time to change gears again. Basically it was like Waamm shift Waamm shift, whereas the taller gearing is more waaaammmmm shift and honestly feels to me like it pulls just as hard as it did before when I had the shorter gearing.

Oh, and don't even begin to mention fuel range with the really low gearing.
You took the words right out of my mouth.
 

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Crap, I can't remember what my front is now but I think it's 15. Stock, that's what it is lol. 45 out back though. Could go either way with me. I know what you mean about the longer pull, but it's easier to get it right into the power with the shorter gears too. Neither way is better than the other if you ask me.
 
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