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I've run the stock 15/47 (3.13 ratio), which I found it a little buzzy at an indicated 80 mph, then I tried 16/47 (2.94 ratio) and loved the smoother engine at higher speeds, but didn't care too much for the extra shifting in the mountatins; just put on 15/45 (3.0 ratio) and it seems like the best balance for smoothness and better pull in high gear, especially with a passenger. I don't remember seeing anyone else running this combo (I'm sure someone has) but I'm really liking it. At an indicated 60 mph I've gained 200 rpm over the 16/47 combo. The only real negative I've seen is that the swingarm rubbing block will get a little more wear, especially if the chain gets loose.
 

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Changing the sprocket/s allows the bike to suit different situations better.
Driving on mostly flat paved roads here and using a 17 to keep the revs down on the highway, still enough power for most situations without needing to shift down. At 60 mph the engine revs around 4000 which is where the torque starts to kick in.
 
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