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Anyone here dropped a tooth on the front sprocket?

How much better does it pull? , and are you getting wear on the swingarm?
 

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I've got 17/45 and it works great, but requires a lot more throttle control as it'll shoot the front end up FAST if you grab much throttle at any rpm in 1st. The rest of the gears its just instant-on power. I've heard you get more wear on the swingarm wear blocks with 17/42, but it'd probably take a while as long as you keep your chain properly lubed.
 

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The stock rear is a 42?

I'm thinking about going up a tad on the rear too. I'm of the feeling that it's a naked bike, it doesn't need to do 140, hell I'm unlikely to see 100 very often, and more bite is better than more top. it's a hooligan bike, not a racer.
 

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:wrench: Yes, I have a 17 on the front and I like it very much-it pulls great and top end is not really what these bikes are about for me-I just installed a 44 rear yesterday and have not had a chance to test ride it yet -maybe today? If you keep your chain adjusted and lubed it will not damage the swingarm - mine is OK so far, , and worth the trouble to make it work. Cant wait to try the new 17/44 combo!!
 

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I did the 17 on my 955i, and loved it! No wear on the swingarm, but she got sold/wrecked a couple months later.

On the 1050 I went up two in the rear instead. Love it! Pulls stronger for sure. I'm thinking I might go back to stock now after the mods. Dang front wheel keeps trying to fly! :smitty:
 

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yeah, that's how i run mine as well, was planning on going 17/45, but i think i'll keep it 17/stock if i ever get my bike back.
 
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So Cheapbastard, to put a 45 on the rear would be the same as 1 off the front?
Could you do that with the standard chain?
 

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yes tricks, 3 up in the rear is basically the same as 1 down in the front. As far as the standard chain fitting with 3 up in the rear, I'm not really sure. I think some guys have went up 2 in the rear with no issues, but 3 may be pushing it.
 

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Tricks, yes the gear ratios work out to be almost identical (18/45 vs 17/42.) Not sure if you can go up three teeth in the back w/ stock chain.
 

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CB, quit posting at the same time as me. If it's a helpful race you want, a race you will get! This doesn't end here! :twofinger:
 

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Tricks said:
So Cheapbastard, to put a 45 on the rear would be the same as 1 off the front?
Could you do that with the standard chain?
+2 on the rear fits.

The difference is that -1 on the front reduces the diameter a good bit, and can stretch the chain easier.

Something to think about.
 
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