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Lets talk chain/sprocket upgrades...

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scotto

@DewMan Thank you.

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Please Mister Fantasy play us a tune, something to make us all happy.    Stevie Winwood / Traffic, 1967

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catfish
14 hours ago, scotto said:

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all of you gentlemen went to or spoke about going to a 17t front sprocket.  I just got a new '18 and think I want the same.  I wanted to get your feelings about it now a year or more on.  Have you stuck with this change?  See any down sides to it?  Do you find any lack of acceleration at higher highway speeds 

(75-85 mph)?

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I prefer 1st gear with 17t. 1st seems too low with 16t. 

 

However, in full sport-tour mode + 17t, I found myself downshifting more often/gears to pass. The 16t works better at 70-80mph when it looks like this.

 

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And I prefer the 16t at Sears Point also. 🙂

 

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BRAAAP!

 

Catfish ...

 

 

 

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scotto

@catfish What windshield is that on your totally loaded bike.  Looks like maybe a Madstad setup?


Please Mister Fantasy play us a tune, something to make us all happy.    Stevie Winwood / Traffic, 1967

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peteinpa

No negatives for me. Just positives. I still like it, less wear with a bigger sprocket, and it also lifts the chain higher off the slider.

 

still can't believe anyone gears it lower. 1st would be useless. TEHO.

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