Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chadds Ford, PA
Highway rpm, reduced mpg's....
I'll start off by saying I've got a 40 to 50 minute commute each way with 2 route options. The shorter time route involves all highway and the longer, more twisty back roads.
The highway route involves me doing about 72 mph at about 5500 rpm (sounds like she's straining) and yields about 41 mpg.
The "fun route" averages 45 mph and I get about 53 mpg.
My question: Can I change sprockets to lower my highway RPM's and raise my mpg's without hurting lower gear performance? (I'm not opposed to getting longer use out of each lower gear...seems like I'm only in them for a second or two since I'm doing no off-roading at all)
2013 V-Strom 650 Adventure (commuting machine)
2012 Kymco Like 200i (for fun):biggrinjester:
Last edited by JPilot; 10-26-2013 at 12:05 PM.