V2 + 16t = true love
I dropped down to a 16t front sprocket.
From the first time I eased out the clutch it was true love.
I then put my bride and a some gear on the back and set off on a 450km ride, it included 60ks of dirt.
On the highway at cruising speeds my seat of the pants dyno could detect no extra vibrations or even any extra RPMs.
When things slowed down the sprocket became a stand-out, the bike is so much more enjoyable to ride, stop start city traffic was almost pleasant.
On the dirt there was a lot of washed out rutted corners covered in loose gravel, you know the ones where every muscle in your body tenses up and you don't want to change a thing, you don't want to turn, you don't want to brake, you don't want to accelerate and you don't want to change gears, keeping the bike in second or third gear I was able to let the RPMs drop right off, well below 2000 and the bike was happy to pull me through the corner and back up to speed without complaint, there is know way I could have done that with the taller OME gearing, it would of meant a grab of the clutch, a gear change and loss of momentum.
I have found only positives from the change and the 16t is staying put.
Some of the 19 rides in my shed
2014 V2, Snoopy
2009 Wee, Pumbaa the pig
WR450F, The Blue Postie Bike
YZ250N smoker with rego, Stinky.
Yamaha MT09 (FZ09), The Scud missile.
Club Lead not Club Med.
He with the most toys wins.
Out of my depth in a puddle.
Live life on the edge you will see more that way.
Ridding a motorcycle keeps things in balance.
At the end of each trail and at the end of each day history is made.