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  • Offline bobilovsky123   gb

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    Larger front sprocket
    on: 30 August, 2010, 10:02:00 pm
    30 August, 2010, 10:02:00 pm
    I have been told a larger front sprocket is advantageous, and that it actually gives a correct readout on your speedo instead of being 10% over. please give me your views. :087:

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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #1 on: 30 August, 2010, 10:51:48 pm
    30 August, 2010, 10:51:48 pm
    The one tooth larger front sprocket  does make the speedo run more accurate ,plus I think it suits the engine better .
    I have nearly all ways gone for one tooth less on my bikes but this is the first time I have geared a bike up .

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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #2 on: 31 August, 2010, 03:11:32 am
    31 August, 2010, 03:11:32 am
    Hi
    I think it depends on your riding style. I have not done this, but recall that a couple of folks have (Alan SH was one) and then gone back to standard gearing, as you loose some of the "grunt", however I think I recall that the difference on Motorway (Freeway) cruising is enough to justify it if thats what you do a lot of.
    Try the search button and I am sure you will find several views and comments on this.

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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #3 on: 31 August, 2010, 11:59:52 am
    31 August, 2010, 11:59:52 am
    I've changed from a standard 16T to a 17T front sprocket. It suits my relaxed riding style and makes the bike less "revvy". It doesn't suit everyones tastes, so if you prefer hard acceleration up through the gears it may not be for you.

    Mines is made by Renthal and was bought on-line from B and C express. Cost around 20 if I remember correctly.

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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #4 on: 31 August, 2010, 12:36:19 pm
    31 August, 2010, 12:36:19 pm
    Hi bobilovsky123

    I run a 17 tooth sprocket, the bike still pulls like a train, even 2 up.

    Theres no reason I would want to change it back, I think it helps my MPG on long trips, reduces revs whilst cruising (thus engine wear) and makes the bike more relaxed.

    Cheers

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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #5 on: 31 August, 2010, 01:47:36 pm
    31 August, 2010, 01:47:36 pm
    Everything think bike says i agree with. Its a far to revvy bike and the extra tooth just settles it a bit.
    With new tyres and correct pressure My speedo is calibrated at 98%.
    Loads of low rev power.
    The only thing I have noticed is that I can no longer accelerate away from the sports 600 at full throttle due to the new gearing.
    However its something I have never regretted doing.

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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #6 on: 31 August, 2010, 07:25:54 pm
    31 August, 2010, 07:25:54 pm
    i will all so post on here i have a brand new 17 front sprocket for sale, on the for sale forum, martin 

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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #7 on: 02 September, 2010, 02:12:13 am
    02 September, 2010, 02:12:13 am
    Just joined the site. I find the engine a bit 'busy' on my CBF1000. have a few questions re 17T front sprocket;

    - my engine revs 4000 rpm at 100km/hr with 16t, how much will 17t rev at 100km/hr?
    - is it a big job to replace ?
    - anyone have links as whereto buy, Canada or USA?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #8 on: 02 September, 2010, 03:08:14 am
    02 September, 2010, 03:08:14 am
    Hi glenfurlotte;
    The larger front sprocket will get 104 Kms at 4000RPM instead of 100.
    The speedometer does seem to be closer according to my GPS.
    I had my local Hond shop install the Honda sprocket P/N MAT760. Cost was 139.18 plus tax installed.
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    Re: Larger front sprocket
    Reply #9 on: 02 September, 2010, 03:19:24 am
    02 September, 2010, 03:19:24 am
    Thanks for the info.

    Great site ..... very informative and helpful.

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