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post #1 of 47 Old 05-15-2018, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Impressions after installing 16t front sprocket

Hi, just wanted to share my impressions. Difference is slightly noticable, it is less revvy which is just what I was aiming , as I usually shift up at atound 5-6k rpm and recently even started shifting up two gears. As it looks now Im not going back to 15.
Just to clarify, I don't go offroad , and usually ride solo, although as it feels now, 16t should be fine with a passenger too.

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What rpm drop did you get at hwy speeds?

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On an 04, 5K at 70 mph or so, it's a bit more relaxed.
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I like the 16T because my speedo is 1 mph optimistic as opposed to a whole lot more.

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What rpm drop did you get at hwy speeds?
I think around 700

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This site will tell you everything you need to know about gearing changes.

https://www.gearingcommander.com/

On my 09 Wee I changed to a 14t, loved the change and got a fuel saving too.
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This site will tell you everything you need to know about gearing changes.

https://www.gearingcommander.com/

On my 09 Wee I changed to a 14t, loved the change and got a fuel saving too.
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This site will tell you everything you need to know about gearing changes.

https://www.gearingcommander.com/

On my 09 Wee I changed to a 14t, loved the change and got a fuel saving too.
Wouldn't this result in a fuel mileage loss since your RPM would be higher while cruising?
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In stock trim the Wee does not have enough horse power to push itself through the air. (don't know about the Glee)

A Wee will never reach redline, even with a 14t it can't get to redline.

By increasing the RPM's the motor is not working as hard to achieve the set speed and the throttle opening is often less.

If you check this site I don't of anybody that got a fuel saving by going up on the front sprocket.

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Today we learn about pumping loss!

On my K3 Vee I went from stock (17/41) to 16/43 and suffered no appreciable loss in MPG.
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