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post #1 of 21 Old 05-05-2010, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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16T Sprocket?

I am strongly considering going with a 16T sprocket on my '06 Wee. But I have 2 questions for you guys:

1) Do I need to remove (break) the chain to perform the job?

2) I've already installed a corrective speedo face to correct the MPH issue. Will putting on the 16T sprocket throw my MPH off again?

Thanks in advance for your words of wisdom.
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-05-2010, 10:53 AM
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I am strongly considering going with a 16T sprocket on my '06 Wee. But I have 2 questions for you guys:

1) Do I need to remove (break) the chain to perform the job? No. Just loosen up your rear axel, kick the tire forward to get enough slack in the chain to pull it off the front sprocket.

2) I've already installed a corrective speedo face to correct the MPH issue. Will putting on the 16T sprocket throw my MPH off again? Eh...no. The Strom works off a speed sensor on the front wheel. Changing tire sizes throws it off, not your sprocket.

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I had a 16T put on a few weeks ago and love it.

Dealer put it on without messing with chain.
Speedo runs off front wheel(I think) so it will still be off.

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I move to the 16 tooth sprocket at 22,000 miles (now at 43,000 miles) and then wished I had done it when I first bought my Wee.
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Perfect......thanks for the heads up.

I'll be puttin' on the 16T sprocket this month then.
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post #6 of 21 Old 05-05-2010, 11:01 PM
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What is the RPM drop with a 16 tooth sprocket over a 15 tooth?

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If I remember correctly it's about 300 RPM drop

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post #8 of 21 Old 05-06-2010, 07:02 AM
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I replaced my chain and sprockets this spring, going to the 16T. I like that the bike has longer pulls before needing a shift, and I can cruise at 50 mph in 5th gear at about 4k rpm. It truly makes 6th an overdrive.

However, I am evaluating the mpg performance and thinking about going back to a 15T. I thought the bike might get better mpg--not that I'm complaining. But, with about a 2,000 miles on the new set up, it seems to be getting slightly poorer mpg. I think it's because the engine is under more load dealing with the taller gearing.

Anybody else have this experience?

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Does the DL1000 run off the front wheel? if it doesn't, speedo will be effected.

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What is the RPM drop with a 16 tooth sprocket over a 15 tooth?
15/16 of a reduction, so it depends what original RPM you are talking about eg. 5000 RPM becomes 4687 RPM.

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