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Offline kaitoro

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Gearing
« on: June 11, 2013, 07:07:50 AM »
I have fitted a one tooth larger front sprocket to reduce the revs when it is impossible to avoid travelling on major roads and motorways. It has made a (small) difference but the bike feels like it could handle even taller gearing as it still performs well even on hills in 6th gear, and I will never be carrying a pillion. Has anyone else tried taller gearing?
 

Offline Robell

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Re: Gearing
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 08:12:12 AM »
Hi kaitoro :400:

Like you, I'm sure the bike will pull higher gearing.
I haven't seen a UK supplier who lists alternative sprockets tho, seems the model is a still a little too new over here.
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Re: Gearing
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013, 09:44:55 PM »
Have been looking about for a smaller suspension unit a firm called Halgon is sorting one out think they in Essex if we have anybody down there.
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Offline kaitoro

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Re: Gearing
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013, 10:33:15 AM »
I don't know if it's correct, but I was told the 15 tooth front sprocket was a standard DRZ 400 fitting.

Offline Robell

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Re: Gearing
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013, 07:00:16 PM »
Makes sense.
It's just knowing what the equivalent parts are.

I'm sure there are some clever calculations to sort out how many teeth to go up/down.
I believe 1 tooth difference on the front is worth about 3 at the back.

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Offline Robell

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Re: Gearing
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013, 12:22:16 PM »
According to the manual the final reduction ratio is (46/14) 3.286
So a 15 tooth front sprocket  brings this to (46/15) 3.067

Has this made a notable difference to the lower gears ?
ie is 1st still a good walking pace gear for heavy traffic / filtering, without the need to slip the clutch ?
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Offline kaitoro

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Re: Gearing
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013, 12:41:14 PM »
I did about 300km on a test bike before I decided to buy my Inazuma. My bike had the 15 tooth front sprocket fitted before I took delivery. So far I have only done about 650km on it, none in heavy traffic, but I can't say I've really noticed any difference at slow speed. I reckon that with 6 gears to play with I should usually be able to find one that suits, and although I haven't deliberately tried it out I think that 2nd would still cope with dribbling through traffic anyway. If it's fine tomorrow I might have a bit of a play and see if I can answer the question a bit better. Cheers.

 


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