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    02-04 S3 front and rear sprocket gearing question...

    Hey guys,

    What is the OEM front and rear sprocket gearing on the 02-04 S3? The reason I'm asking is because when I bought the bike used last year, I noticed the sluggishness when accelerating from a stop (e.g. from a red light). Is it 18/42 for the 02-04?

    Thanks for any info.

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    18/42.

    Sluggish compared to what?

    Those 955i's were deceptively quick.
    Daytona gearing of 18/43 will liven it up a touch without being ridiculous. If you want ridiculous, then go 18/45...

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    Thanks, Bad Santa. Well compared to my other bike which is a Hayabusa (the unrestricted version). I know I should not be comparing because they are two totally different beasts...

    Anyway, I'm going to check for myself if it is indeed 18/42.

    Thanks again.

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    I think the stock gearing is just about perfect, at least for my riding areas.

    I could see the 18/43 if you wanted a tad harder acceleration, but it accelerates damn hard already with the right tune.
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