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Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Houston Texas
16 Tooth Countershaft fixes Speedometer!
With the good midrange torque of the '12 Wee I though I might like a 16 tooth countershaft sprocket ( stock is 15t ). Around here I have to cruise at 70 mph and higher to keep from getting run over from behind and even out on the backroads it seemed the engine was a bit busy at 60-65 mph.
The new generation Wee has the speed sensor fixed to the countershaft like the Vee does. So, any changes in sprockets changes the speedometer reading at a given speed. Well, the 16 tooth is absolutely perfect in that respect! Riding with the GPS the speedometer is either EXACTLY what the GPS reads or sometimes 1 mph higher. I consider that about as good as it gets. I'll have to see how close the odometer is, but I would much prefer the speedometer accurate even if the odometer is slightly off.
At 70mph the tachometer is right at 5,025-5,050 rpm. The engine seems a lot more relaxed at even 60 mph and it still has plenty of roll-on power in 6th gear. Taking off in first gear is not much different, I was worried I might give up some there but not enough to matter. Gears actually seem better as there seems to be more "difference" between 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, etc. I didn't do this for fuel mileage or to make the bike last longer, just for more comfort.
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