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post #1 of 4 Old 09-03-2019, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hello I have a 2016 Suzuki DL650A/XA . And I am looking for ways to modify the gearing/rear tire hight so as the bike will be more suited for highway and top speed riding. And I figured some of you have already accomplished this and would like to here how it worked for you.
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post #2 of 4 Old 09-04-2019, 03:45 AM
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Welcome to the Forum. If you are looking for consistent high speed riding, I think that you mat have chosen the wrong bike. There are a few methods of making the bike more suited for highway riding, starting with sprocket change ( can give a good idea what type of sped vs rpm to expect under ideal conditions. Another is to change the front wheel to a 17" rim, this will help reduce the wind a bit plus give you a greater selection in road tires,
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post #3 of 4 Old 09-04-2019, 08:20 AM
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Several of us run a 16 tooth countershaft sprocket. That makes the speedometer quite accurate and reduces highway rpm at speed in 6th gear about 350-400 rpms. But it won't increase top speed. Or increase fuel mileage. I tried a 17t sprocket and the bike just does not have the torque to use that very well.

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Welcome to the forum, corinth.

What Gert & RealShelby said.

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