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post #1 of 4 Old 04-28-2006, 07:56 AM
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wanting better gas mileage. will front sprocket change work

I have heard that an increase to 17 teeth in the front will improve fuel economy. Has anyone tried this. I ride mostly rode. i get about 50 mpg and would like 55 at 70mph. Is this posible? Your comments are appreciated
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-28-2006, 08:22 AM
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-28-2006, 08:54 AM
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Scroll down to the bottom of the linked page to the Gas Mileage section.
http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom.html

There's a rider in LA with a 17 tooth countershaft sprocket and Metzeler ME880 tires running at the maximum allowed pressure (55psi), who claims he regularly gets 52-55 mph cruising on the freeway at 75-90 mph indicated. If you're interested in best gas mileage, this is the way to go.

The next page has a gearing table.
http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/VStrom1.html
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thanks for the info. I am on a 650. I looked more closely at some of the other threads and saw that some other guys are gearing it up too.
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