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post #1 of 40 Old 05-17-2006, 03:24 AM Thread Starter
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DL1k +2T rear sprocket = YAHOO!!! ;-)

I recently changed chain and sprockets. Went w/DID ZVM 525 Professional Series X-Ring Chain and JT steel sprockets. I decided to go +2 teeth (to 43) for the rear sprocket and all I have to say is this change absolutely ROCKS!! :mrgreen: In fact, the mod is so good that it ties for FIRST PLACE with the MP Cycle windscreen on Stromette's upgrade/mod list for the Strom. Yes, the speedo is more whacked and the odometer is off 5% but since I ride w/a GPS this is of zero issue to me. My main goal w/the +2 was that it give me a higher RPM so I could get away from the dreaded 3500k stumble. Since 3500k rpm is exactly where I spent most my time it was, well, annoying to put it lightly. Well, now I'm at 4500k cruising RPM so that issue was solved. Throttle response has drastically improved as well. The bike now pulls hard in every gear which means 6th is useable. I'm just amazed at the difference w/how this has transformed this bike for me. I've ridden w/the +2 for a/b 3k miles now in varying conditions (2up, city, touring, etc) and I'm VERY, VERY happy. I'm really surprised this mod isn't more popular. If you are wondering a/b additional vibrations at higher speeds (as I was b/f the change)--yes, there is a slight vibration but for me it is not an issue. FWIW, I rode a friend's DL1k that was +1 (42T) rear before purchasing the +2 (43T) and the difference in +1 was negligible to me. He has since ridden my +2 Strom and says his next sprocket will also be 43T.

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Aahh....You forgot Wheelies! I bet it's a bit easier, flick of the wrist 1-2nd gear maybe?

When I am able to get back on two wheels again I might do just this mod except I wonder how it affects top end, as in top speed. On my sometimes long commute I often burn the miles at a rather high speed. Too bad it wasn't easier to change the rear tire, on for commute and gas milege, the other for weekend and evening "work".

Any thanks for the report. Always look forward to your "sport bike" opinion.
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Aahh....You forgot Wheelies! I bet it's a bit easier, flick of the wrist 1-2nd gear maybe?

When I am able to get back on two wheels again I might do just this mod except I wonder how it affects top end, as in top speed.
Wheelies? Are you nuts?! Who in their right mind would do such a thing?! :wink:

As far as top end speed being effected--not an issue. I spent the last 2k mi in remote parts of NM & AZ where the posted speed is 75mph, which means if you're doing less than 90 then you're being passed like you were going backwards. Increased vibration (resulting in fatigue) and loss of top end were my 2 biggest concerns. They are both non-issues. Did I mention I am VERY happy with the +2 change? :P

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What length chain did you end up with?

Did a 112 go back on without any problems?

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This will fix your speedo error. VERY COOL ITEM!

I have also thought the +2 is a good thing. 6th can not pull red-line with stock gearing. So going up 2 will not change top end. It will make top end in 6th higher but may reduce 5th.

For here where 70-75 is the max permissible using the 5-10+ rule I also feel the top gear is a tad to high. Is fine for 80+ MPH but I do not drive that fast. A usable OD for 60-65 MPH would be a good thing! The +2 will do that.

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What length chain did you end up with?

Did a 112 go back on without any problems?
Bought a 120 and it was cut to 114 (I think). I *always* use the rivet style master link anyway so the length wasn't an issue. BTW, the chain is said to be the strongest and best available for the Strom and I'm a HUGE fan of DID chains. They are on all my bikes. It's odd to me that the liter Strom uses a 525 and my "little" 600cc CBR uses a stock 530 chain. Does the WeeStrom also use a 525 chain?

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The Wee does use a 525.

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Stromette, sounds like a good idea. I know what you mean about 6th gear. I only use it when I'm going AT LEAST 70mph. Otherwise it bogs the engine down a little.

So would say that 2 teeth basically increased your revs by 1000 at a given speed? Sounds like that's what you were saying. I may try just +1 tooth first.

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What does it do for your fuel consumption? If I had to guess I'd say it would improve it, except in constant 80+ mph cruising...

Or unless you have a tendency to wring its neck more now!

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i wonder if going down 1 tooth in front sprocket would do something similer??
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