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r6 sprocket suggestion

I need a new chain, so I'm going to do a 520 conv. The stock sprocket set up is 16/48. Any suggestions on what to change it to? Will be doing more track days this year. Thanks

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On a smaller track go one down in the front and maybe one or two up in the rear. Stock gearing for RA or longer tracks. Just a general rule.

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On a smaller track go one down in the front and maybe one or two up in the rear. Stock gearing for RA or longer tracks. Just a general rule.
is there a combination that doesnt involve me changing sprockets? I'm no where near fast. Changing a rear in the future would be easy, but i'd rather not change the front after this

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I thought your first post meant you were changing sprockets? What are you looking for advice on then?

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I thought your first post meant you were changing sprockets? What are you looking for advice on then?
I think th OP is asking which setup is best overall. Which you answered. My guess is he doesn't want to change setups from track to track.

In which case the OP has to make a decision on which type of track he will be running in most. Long = stock gearing. Short = -1 front and +1 or 2 rear.

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Agreed, -1/+2 unless you're going to a BIG track often. If you plan on a big track once a year do the -1/+2 and get a stock rear size to swap on and deal with the extra revs that day.

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Or go -1+2 for Blackhawk and scream redline under the bridge every lap at RA and blow that fugger up!

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r6 sprocket suggestion

That is what I meant. I'd rather not change sprockets every track.

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That is what I meant. I'd rather not change sprockets every track.
Longer tracks are very different than shorter tracks, and you will ultimately have shitty gearing for one of them if you don't. If you REALLY don't want to change, you can stick with stock for the longer tracks, and just use 5 gears for the shorter ones. The possibility of using any gearing shorter than stock at long tracks like RA will get you run over.

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r6 sprocket suggestion

For long tracks like ra would stock 48 be good or would I want to drop to 46? I wouldn't mind changing the sprocket for the 1 time I go to ra

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Stock is good, your bike probably wouldn't pull all the way to redline with that tall of gearing number one, and number two it would be slower than it needs to be. Essentially you want the bike to redline at the end of the straight or sooner, and also have good shift points in as many corners as you can.

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r6 sprocket suggestion

So in summary I want a -1 (15) front a +2 (50) rear and a stock 48 rear.

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