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post #1 of 33 Old 06-22-2019, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
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14 tooth front sprocket club?

I've been running a 14t now for about 25k miles. I know Chicago is in the club, but not sure of many more. Just curious if we are "Abby Noormal" or if others have also joined our Circus.....
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I was a very early adopter when I had my 09 Wee and was very surprised to get a fuel saving.

I also dropped a tooth from my V2 when I purchased it.

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What is the benefit of dropping a tooth?
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What is the benefit of dropping a tooth?
gives you a little more bottom end grunt at the expense of a little too speed.
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How much of a difference are we talking about?
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If you have a Wee you get a higher top speed not less !!!!

The Wee does not have enough horse power to red line in top gear, it just can't push through the air, the extra RPM's helps the top speed and it also helps save fuel.

It gives the bike some more punch off the line, puts the gears a little closer together but the biggest benefit is off road and low speed work.

You gain 500 RPM which many don't like but when my fuel use dropped by a average 0.5 litres per 100ks it told me my motor is happy to carry the extra RPM's.

You can have a play with this https://www.gearingcommander.com/
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gives you a little more bottom end grunt at the expense of a little too speed.
Has anyone added teeth to the rear sprocket?
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Has anyone added teeth to the rear sprocket?
Adding a larger rear sprocket usually requires a longer chain. Smaller CS can use the standard chain. If I'm changing chains, I prefer using a larger rear sprocket to avoid the tighter bend around a smaller CS. Just cut the chain two links longer or whatever you need.

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Changing the front is quick and easy so if you want to keep swapping between big and small to suit the type of riding you plan on doing it only takes a few minutes.

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You gain 500 RPM which many don't like but when my fuel use dropped by a average 0.5 litres per 100ks it told me my motor is happy to carry the extra RPM's.
These are high revving engines and with 4 valves per cyl actually breathe better at higher rpm. Of course at the extreme high end you won't get better fuel economy, but you will get better fuel efficiency, meaning more horsepower for a given amount of fuel than a lower revving 2 valve per cyl engine.
That said, I like the stock 15/47 setup. Need more r's?, downshift.

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