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Offline Raphe

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17 tooth sprocket
on: 23 March, 2021, 05:57:57 PM
Hi guys,
  I need to change my front sprocket and chain. I've decided to go for the 17 tooth Renthal one and a z ring chain, (Iíd never heard of them but my garage rates them highly). Any objections?
  The next problem is finding a one! (Sprocket). Plenty of 16 tooth around but no 17s. Anyone got any ideas? Sportsbikeshop.co.uk is out of stock until 5th May and Ďchain and sprocket'sí don't list them at all. I thought they would have been more popular and more available.
   All input gratefully received.

  Cheers   :087:
Last Edit: 23 March, 2021, 05:59:32 PM by Raphe

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Re: 17 tooth sprocket
Reply #1 on: 23 March, 2021, 06:36:33 PM
Hi,Raphe.Just a little idle ponder on my part  but I really do wonder why Soichiro (" Little Bird") Honda & his presumably knowledgeable team  decided on a different spec  to that which you are now considering. Ed. :015:
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Re: 17 tooth sprocket
Reply #2 on: 23 March, 2021, 08:14:47 PM
Hi Inc, I was keeping it brief as not to bore folk with 16/17 argument, but itís been on my mind for a while now and now itís decision time. I got my biffer primarily for touring and the occasional afternoon run. I do feel Iím searching for a 7th gear sometimes and get a lot of vibration through the handlebars. Just got a new set of Michelin 5ís fitted which feel a lot better.
Going by what a lot of people say on here, a 17 tooth is a great improvement. Less revs, correct speedo and less vibrations.
I know itís not what was fitted by Honda, but I am looking for a bit of backing here on this task. Iíve read some folk swap them about depending on how they are riding but I couldnít be arsed doing that.

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Re: 17 tooth sprocket
Reply #3 on: 23 March, 2021, 08:35:50 PM
Thanks,Raphe.Ed.( incorrigible).
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Re: 17 tooth sprocket
Reply #4 on: 23 March, 2021, 10:26:01 PM
Hi Raphe.

I fitted a 17 tooth cog, primarily due to often looking for a 7th gear, but also to make the speedo accurate, the revs slightly less and achieve a slightly better mpg.

And it was an interesting exercise once I got over the fear of screwing something up.

I'm happy with the result  :001:

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Re: 17 tooth sprocket
Reply #5 on: 24 March, 2021, 07:42:09 AM
Thanks Chay, Thats good enough for me. I'll give it a go and report back. Cheers.

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Re: 17 tooth sprocket
Reply #6 on: 24 March, 2021, 08:09:59 AM
Wemoto appear to have 17 tooth front sprockets in stock.

Hunters Motorcycles of Newcastle are also worth a ring, 0191 261 8592, best UK prices for drive chain and sprocket kits.
Last Edit: 24 March, 2021, 08:33:05 AM by Art

 


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