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post #1 of 30 Old 10-04-2010, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up 16/43 gear ratio....amazing

i have recently put on a 16 43 525 setup an took her out for a ride and well it flat out impressed me . besides that my speedo is way off now but ill handle that later. i got my parts from Blair Layton out of Washington. he promptly sent the parts out an i received them in just a few days. USA made parts is what he deals with keeping the work here in the us. great guy to deal with honest and reliable, he also gives a great deal for stromtrooper members. his email is [email protected]vracingparts.com

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Post I miss the stock gearing.....

My first wee was killed by a cage, and it's replacement has a 16 tooth front, have not wanted to count rear, and I despise it. I routinely load mine up with groceries, and it is a real pain moving slowly anywhere. More agravating is the fact my 05 KLR will idle all around flat ground-no throttle. I even spend a fair amount of time on the slab with the wee-got the KLR for the deep boonies(though I take the wee on any dirt road) I guess if one is only going to do mostly 4 lane........
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16:43 is a setup to lower the gear ratio on a Vee that has 17:41 stock gearing, not to raise a Wee that has 15:47 stock gearing.

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16:43 is a setup to lower the gear ratio on a Vee that has 17:41 stock gearing, not to raise a Wee that has 15:47 stock gearing.
Big difference in gearing between the two bikes. I am running the 16/43 combo on my Vee. MUCH better operation commuting, MUCH better takeoff on a hill with a passenger. Always seems to have the right gear. Before 1st gear seemed high in traffic or making tight u turns. Now in heavy traffic I can run 2nd gear at times. 3rd gear is now my favorite gear in the twisties! Did not give up much in 6th gear. If I done a LOT of highway riding I might go back to the 17t front sprocket. Can't say I lost any fuel mileage with the 16/43 ( damn thing didn't have any to lose anyway!).

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My first wee was killed by a cage, and it's replacement has a 16 tooth front, have not wanted to count rear, and I despise it.
You don't have to put up with it and it's easily fixed on the cheap. Slap on a front 15 or 14 and it'll be like a new bike.

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16:43 is a setup to lower the gear ratio on a Vee that has 17:41 stock gearing, not to raise a Wee that has 15:47 stock gearing.
I forgot to add, reference to "higher" and "lower" gear ratios has always confused me. I assume that when there's a reduction, the wider ratio is refered to as "lower", so any further increase in reduction will result in even lower ratios, even though the actual ratio between sprockets is increasing. Is this right?

If the above is correct, then if you swapped places with the sprockets, with the larger on the front and smaller on the back, any increase in ratio would be refered to just the opposite, as in the wider the ratio, the higher it would be. ????

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How did the speedo change? The sensor isn't on the front wheel?

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How did the speedo change? The sensor isn't on the front wheel?
Not on the 1k it isn't.
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How did the speedo change? The sensor isn't on the front wheel?
not on the Vee. there's a speed sensor on the sprocket cover.

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