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post #1 of 21 Old 03-01-2017, 09:07 AM Thread Starter
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16 tooth front sprocket

Just wondering what folks experience has been with this mod. My '14 1000 seems to have pretty long legs (I rarely use 6th gear) and a little more acceleration never hurts. I'm also thinking it might help off road so I don't have to lug it so much in second gear. Thanks.

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post #2 of 21 Old 03-01-2017, 09:21 AM
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There is a huge thread in here about the subject. Just look for it.

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here it is:
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I tried this and was surprised how much nicer the bike felt. I haven't tried 12 hours on highway yet though.
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I removed mine yesterday and went back to stock. If you ride like me (120kph quite regularly) you will find it puts you in the VERY fuel thirsty zone of your DL1000. I now have an Arrow header and I'd like to think the extra grunt it adds will mitigate the loss of grunt from going back to 17 tooth.

That being said it is very cheap, and worth buying for sure. Takes about 30min to swap between the two, and is a good excuse to clean around the sprocket.
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Some love it, some, not so much. Only way to know if it's for you is try it and see. I like it, but wish I had a switch where I could go to 17t gearing on the highway. Change out is easier if you have an impact wrench to loosen the sprocket nut. Torque to around 83 lb-ft and use thread lock (red is recommended).
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I removed mine yesterday and went back to stock. If you ride like me (120kph quite regularly) you will find it puts you in the VERY fuel thirsty zone of your DL1000. I now have an Arrow header and I'd like to think the extra grunt it adds will mitigate the loss of grunt from going back to 17 tooth.

That being said it is very cheap, and worth buying for sure. Takes about 30min to swap between the two, and is a good excuse to clean around the sprocket.
After living with the 16t for a while, did it feel like a loss of power or acceleration when you went back? Or does just a little more throttle compensate? (Assuming you've had a chance to ride it.) I've considered going back just to see what it is like, since I like stock for the highway, but then, I haven't really done that much highway so far.

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After living with the 16t for a while, did it feel like a loss of power or acceleration when you went back? Or does just a little more throttle compensate? (Assuming you've had a chance to ride it.) I've considered going back just to see what it is like, since I like stock for the highway, but then, I haven't really done that much highway so far.
Haven't been able to ride yet as it is very much winter here. From what I remember of the 17t it was too tall, and the 16t was too short (always wanting to rev above 4,300 rpm on the highway). I think I will like the 17t more as the other mods I have done will make up some torque (intake, header, exhaust) while maintaining the stock gearing. Who knows lol.

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The biggest benefit comes when the going gets real slow like in traffic or in the dirt.

On level ground the bike will happily pull me away from a standing start at 1500rpm's, I can then let it drop back to idle and it will pull me around at 11kph with no throttle input required.

The gear ratios are closer together so finding the right gear for the situation is easier.

The down side is you will gain about 300rpm's at higher speeds.

Until I dropped to a 16 I never used 6th gear so I have not noticed any extra fuel consumption.
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