What is the good, the bad, and the ugly of droping a tooth on the front sprocket of my DL 650?
I'm running a 16t. I am well satisified with it and would possibly even consider a 45t rear. But, only when it's time to change the chain and both sprockets.tinman said:Kawidad,
What sprocket sizes are you using now and what can you say about the benefits/downsides? I am due for chain and sprocket replacement real soon and am curious.
BTW, where on the Central Coast might you be? I have the pleasure to spend time there every so often...... might get together for a ride perhaps.
You should be able to use the stock sprockets from a GSXR600. The GSXR uses a 16T front and 45T rear. Another board member "mike183" has switched to the 45T rear from the GSXR and likes the change. I'm going to try that. If you order the 16T front from the GSXR, then it should have the same rubber dampers on it. There's always a debate about what they do and it really shouldn't matter. OTOH, if you want it to remain as the stock CS sprocket is then I believe this will work.TheTwins said:Can you hook a guy up with a part number, cost, and vendor?
If you have a 16/47 configuration then you're already at a 2.94:1 ratio, which is much higher than the stock (15/47) setup at 3.13:1. The 16/47 is what I'm running now, and it seems to be the ideal setup for commuting/highway use; acceleration is adequate and fuel economy is excellent at 58+ MPG. The engine is turning at 5100 RPM at an honest 70 MPH, vs 5600 on the stock bike.Yardsale308 said:I have read much on this board about sprockets, but could use a little more advice from the experts. I have an 05 650 with 16 teeth up front and 47 in back. All I bought the bike for was commuting to and from work (80 mile round trip) and I'm looking great MPG. A guy at Cyclegear says I can go down to a 40T in the rear but my question is, will I have any excelleration with that configuration or should I look at something in the middle?
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Unless your riding is just about 100% highway you're not going to get much increase in economy. With the current 16/47 combination you're just about at the point where 6th gear is unusable around town.Yardsale308 said:Thanks. I didn't really plan on a 40T, but the cyclegear guy was merely giving me the parameters I could go with. I figured a 45T would be as low as I would go, but would it help gas mileage? Right now if I stay out of the gas I can get 60+ mpg. The problem is I'm a cheap bastard and I don't like paying for gas if I don't have to.