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post #1 of 5 Old 09-13-2006, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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WeeStrom 6th gear in a DL1000?

I have both Stroms, love them both.

The DL1000 has a sidecar attached which makes the big gap from 5th to 6th very noticable, plus the bike tends to be "betwen gears" if there is any rise in the road.

The WeeStrom 6th is more a close ratio to 5th. Does anyone know if the Wee 6th gear could be installed in the 1000, and how much trouble it might be?

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post #2 of 5 Old 09-13-2006, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Also, could anyone direct me to the specific ratios in the DL1000 transmission? I have them for the Wee, but can't seem to find detail specs for the 1000.

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Re: WeeStrom 6th gear in a DL1000?

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I have both Stroms, love them both.

The DL1000 has a sidecar attached which makes the big gap from 5th to 6th very noticable, plus the bike tends to be "betwen gears" if there is any rise in the road.

The WeeStrom 6th is more a close ratio to 5th. Does anyone know if the Wee 6th gear could be installed in the 1000, and how much trouble it might be?

thx, greg
Have you considered going to a larger rear sprocket? Say up 2 teeth? Should close the gap on the gearing and be a lot easier/less expensive in the long run. Besides, do you really want to do 140 with a hack? ;-)

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Huge, huge trouble to change internal ratios. 650 and 1000 engines are not related (650 is not a sleeved or de-stroked 1000, it's a completly different architecture) so I seriously doubt that any internal parts will swap. Try going with different sprockets, I'm sure you'll find something.

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Some people have gone one tooth down on the front sprocket of the 1000. The one guy that I know of says it makes top gear much more usable and makes it easier to use the power band in all the other gears. Not much difference/none in mpg.

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