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    Quick Gearing Question

    So I've read through several of the gearing threads and would like some confirmation to my findings:

    08 Speed Triple with stock chain will fit a 44T sprocket, and an incr ~425 rpms

    Will a 45t fit the stock chain as well, and if so- is the incr in rpms ~650?


    I'd like a little more oomph, but dont want to be cruising the hwy much above 5-5200rpms

    Thanks

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    Go here and at the top put in your bike. You can make gear changes and see what effect it will have on rpm and speed

    Gearing Commander: Motorcycle Speed, RPM, Chain & Sprockets Calculator
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    45T will fit, why the RPM limitation? What speeds will you be cruising at?

    45T IMO is the ideal gearing
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    Thanks for the link!

    Joe: I'm just a big ***** when it comes to revving/running bikes at high rpms. My "rule" is typically 50% max safe motor speed for cruising. I commute mostly hwy to work (70-75mph), and have a fiancé a few hours away (75-85mph on I45). What are your 6th gear speeds at 75-80mph?

    Im a big fan of shorter wheelbases, but again- I just have this irrational fear of running the motors up lol. Even riding advanced group on the track I rarely take my ZX above 12-13k, well short of its 16k redline.

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    Just a question what is the max number of teeth that we can upgrade on our bikes?

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    Stock chain, 45 (+3)... I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-Dominance View Post
    Stock chain, 45 (+3)... I believe
    +1 I put the 45t on my 2011 S3 with a stock chain and it didn't seem like there was enough travel left on the rear wheel to accommodate anything bigger. What a nice mod and by far the cheapest I've done so far.:thumbup:
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