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So a friend of mine has a 03 955 speedy. He takes it to the dealer for a new chain and sprockets. The mechanic goes to take off the front sprocket, and notices it is a 17t front instead of 18t! No biggie right, must have been the previous owner re-geared it. Nope! :slap: The mechanic swears up and down that the bike came directly from Hinckley like this. He said that some bikes are geared differently depending on where the bike was originally slated for export, although it may wind up somewhere different. :shocker: Normally... I would just say that the dealer is full of it, and doesn't know what he's talk'n about. But I know the mechanic, and he's been work'n on Triumphs fer years, and I've always thought of him as a great mechanic. So you die harders that know a little more than the rest of us, have ya ever heard of this before? Is this just another one that Triumph has thrown in there fer us to figure out fer ourselves?!? :slap:

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Me say'n I believe him, is almost as bad as saying I believe you fellers! :bs: :blah: :bs:

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No, I definitely questioned it. Mainly because I've never heard of the gearing being different from the factory on them. I know it doesn't really matter, I told my buddy as long as you get what gearing you want on there, who cares. It just has my curiousity up a bit wondering if there is any truth to it at all. :horse: ;D
 

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Sorry boys, that so called friend is me.

And....... I know and trust the mechanic in this case, the guy knows his shiite, just ask Cheap. He's the best there is round these parts and is very, very knowledgable.

He knows it's a sprocket direct from Triumph and he's only seen one other come in like this. But, it does happen.

Strange but true. I'm guesssing that the reasoning would be for emmisions compliance or rather, not having to worry about it.
 

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I'd say it's more like Triumph going "Shit, we're out of 18T sprockets and won't get any more till next Tuesday, just put those left over 17T sprockets on in the meantime". Seems to happen a lot in Old Blighty.
 

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Yes, rubber cush damper.

I also agree with "oh shit" reasoning. Probably just as likely.

What's funny is imagine riding a new 17t model as a demo. Sweet! Then buy a new stock 18t model. Huh?

Doesn't feel as good off the start.!! Go figure.
 

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Didn't the Daytona come with a 17T front? I know the 17T front was available after market from Triumph for my 01 S3, it was just half the price to get the sprocket from another source.
 

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It only reads proper speed when you have to put the front tire back on the ground.

The 1050 speedos are driven by the transmission. This is because the 1050 owner would NEVER know how fast they were going otherwise. ;)
 
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