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post #1 of 4 Old 11-06-2012, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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What Size Chain?

Anyone ever convert the chain on the wee to a smaller size? I'm thinking less drag = more power to the rear wheel. And that = more fun 4 me!

Or am I over thinking this?
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-06-2012, 11:10 AM
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You'll never notice the difference except for chain life.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. 2012 DL650A is just getting started.
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consider changing sprockets to get a different gear ratio,

fewer teeth in front or more teeth in back will give you better acceleration

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Or you could simply install an old-fashioned non-O-ring chain, a la racetrack.

For a short life and a merry one? Probably not ~ your chain [and sprockets] life would be be short, but I doubt that you would be all that much merrier, for your performance gain is unlikely to be very much more than 1 horsepower.

Still, that would be a relatively cheap option, if you are itching to see what a change will do.
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