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post #1 of 26 Old 08-30-2006, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
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Another Adherent for the 43T Rear Sprocket!

After reading Stromette's glowing report about using a 43T rear sprocket, I decided to try the same. I was especially interested in her statement that it removed the low speed chugging. Well, she was correct. The bike pulls so much more smoothly and powerfully in the lower gears. Feels more akin to it's TL1000R brother now!!!

I also changed out my chain (once again, copying Stromette) with my new chainbreaker tool from RK. REMEMBER- Measure twice, Cut once!!! Don't ask me why but just know that your local dealer carries spare master links in case you should need them

The bike is even more enjoyable to ride now. Thanks Stromette for showing me the light!!!

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post #2 of 26 Old 08-30-2006, 07:26 PM
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Just wait until you load it up and head out for a week of 2-up riding. The 43T is really sweet under those conditions.

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Just tell us again exactly what chain, how many links and specifically what sprocket you bought. I'm gonna do this after my run to utah, idaho, wyoming, montana and colorado over the next few weeks. Did you also change out the front sprocket? How did the old one look?
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Do it before you go. The 43T rear sprocket makes 6th a functional gear. There are lots of companies that sell the sprocket and you reuse the stock chain.

JT Sprockets:

http://www.jtsprockets.com/52.0.html...el_uid=1703&p=

(they say the stock sprocket is a 42T, but we know they're wrong)

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http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/ProductSearch2.aspx

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Just tell us again exactly what chain, how many links and specifically what sprocket you bought. I'm gonna do this after my run to utah, idaho, wyoming, montana and colorado over the next few weeks. Did you also change out the front sprocket? How did the old one look?
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Here's what I got:

DID X-Ring Chain 525VM2 X 120 LINKS - Gold
JT Steel Front Sprocket 17T for 525 Chains
JT Steel Rear Sprocket 43T for 525 Chains

Got it all from amotostuff.com.

The stock chain was stretched beyond use at 10k miles (pure garbage). The rear sprocket was starting to show some wear but probably could have used it again. The front sprocket is fine. However, I changed it anyways since I like new sprockets with new chain. The chains links are 120. It really is a great mod to do. I'm zipping all over with this big grin all over my face. A totally different bike now.

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120 links?

Are you sure?

That's a big jump from 112.

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Re: Another Adherent for the 43T Rear Sprocket!

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... The bike pulls so much more smoothly and powerfully in the lower gears. Feels more akin to it's TL1000R brother now!!!
something isn't right with your TLR :P
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120 links?

Are you sure?

That's a big jump from 112.
Well, I didn't count them but that's what I ordered.

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Re: Another Adherent for the 43T Rear Sprocket!

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... The bike pulls so much more smoothly and powerfully in the lower gears. Feels more akin to it's TL1000R brother now!!!
something isn't right with your TLR :P
Naaaw, the tiller is fine. I said "much more akin" to the mighty tiller. My strom was anemic with the stock sprockets.

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Try performance gasoline in your 1K and see what you think of your stock gearing, the difference in performance between 87 and 90+ gas is amazing. With 100 plus you may find yourself wishing for a 7th gear in the 3500 to 8000 RPM range. Roll on in 6th is verrry Nice.

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