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post #1 of 22 Old 08-19-2005, 06:34 PM
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Dl 650 sprocket change

What is the good, the bad, and the ugly of droping a tooth on the front sprocket of my DL 650?
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post #2 of 22 Old 08-20-2005, 07:48 PM
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I would think you would want to add a tooth. The engine spins at 6000RPM at GPS 74MPH - pretty standard freeway speeds. I don't think you need or want it to spin faster - if you do, downshift! You will lose some in gas mileage with the engine running faster overall.

It is generally felt that a smaller sprocket will wear faster too. Common lore says that 15T is about the smallest you would ever want for a front sprocket due to wear issues.

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post #3 of 22 Old 08-21-2005, 11:48 AM
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What are you trying to do? Tinman is right, most people (who do it), including myself have added a tooth or two to the front sprocket.

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post #4 of 22 Old 08-21-2005, 02:29 PM
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What my objective was, was better of the line acceloration around town. However riding though the mountains yesterday made me realise that this may not be a very good idea for the Vstrom.
post #5 of 22 Old 08-21-2005, 03:12 PM
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Well, if all you do is around town stuff, then you could add a tooth or two to the rear. But, I wouldn't advise it if you go anywhere else than inner city stuff. The bike is already geared pretty low for most street applications. Dirt, different story.

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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.

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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.
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.

I'm in between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. PM me if you get up this way.

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Which 16T did you get? The OEM SV650 part number?

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Renthal. Expensive, but VERY well made.

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Can you hook a guy up with a part number, cost, and vendor?

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