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post #1 of 5 Old 02-06-2016, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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Gearing question.

New owner of a 2006 1000, haven't ridden off-road much, but feel like it is geared way too high. Any suggestions on what tooth size for front and rear sprockets works best? I have a gold wing to tour on, so when I ride my Strom, I ride it like I stole it. I almost never get above fourth gear, so I feel like I could make some pretty significant changes to the gearing. Seems like I could be one gear higher all the time and only use 1st gear when off road in the loose stuff.
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Use the search function and you'll find plenty of info/opinions. I'm partial to 16/43 (06 Vee). Welcome to Stromtrooper.

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Just installed a 16/43 on my recently acquired 07 1000. Love being able to use all the bikes gears, even 6th. I would give that set up a try, speedometer ended up about 20% out after the swap.


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I almost never get above fourth gear ...
nothing wrong with that. i do it all the time. still not doing more r's than .650 in 6th. gear. and at those r's the reserve power of DL1 is awesome.

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New owner of a 2006 1000, haven't ridden off-road much, but feel like it is geared way too high. Any suggestions on what tooth size for front and rear sprockets works best? I have a gold wing to tour on, so when I ride my Strom, I ride it like I stole it. I almost never get above fourth gear, so I feel like I could make some pretty significant changes to the gearing. Seems like I could be one gear higher all the time and only use 1st gear when off road in the loose stuff.
for my '13 650 1 less tooth on the front made it lots more fun to ride. I actually use top gear occasionally now. I find bikes are often geared on the tall side. my DR 650 as well.

14 tooth for me
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