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post #1 of 4 Old 09-19-2010, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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hi guy on my 06 vstrom 1000 i want to put a 2 teeth more in the back so that will make it have more torque so will that take away a lot from the top end or mid range power so i guess t would be a 17 front and 43 in the back i think just wondering
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-20-2010, 12:30 AM
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I think you've counted correctly. What you should get out of this combo is a little quicker acceleration but less top speed per gear. This means your theoretical top speed is also less, but since the original gearing with a de-restricted engine would be able to do in excess of 140mph (faster than the stroms aerodynamics safely permit) you'll be fine. You may also notice a slight drop in your fuel mileage, but you (like me) have a 1000 so that doesn't seem to be a primary concern. Also good choice to change the back, not the front. And for going two teeth up because if you don't like it you could back off one tooth.
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-20-2010, 09:22 AM
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I went 17/45 and am pleased with the results. I did lose top end (super slab) speeds; it revs higher than I care for, but most of my riding is secondary roads and twisties That's where this combo pays off.

And I agree, IMO it's better to go up on the rear sprocket than go down on the front...16T could lead to more rapid chain wear. That's my opinion, YMMV.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-22-2010, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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just wondering is there any way to make them go faster on top end in 6th gear like or is 220 fast as they go it gets there fast but wont go over 220 that easy and has lots of throttle left
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