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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Poor man re-gearing

Friend of mine has a 09 600 kawi and wanted to re-gear it like my track bike. He doesn't do track but after trying my bike he was impressed and realized that it would add a lot more seat of the pants pep around town. I did the usual with my bike -1 front +2 rear.
Question, if he didn't want to go through the expense and extra $ of doing the front sprocket/chain could he get an appreciable difference by maybe just going up 2 or 3 teeth in the rear? Figure that would be easy enough, pulling the wheel and just slapping a new sprocket. Thoughs? Good enough for the street?

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Adding that many teeth usually means the chain is too short anyway.

-1 +1 is popular because chain length stays the same.



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Adding that many teeth usually means the chain is too short anyway.


-1 +1 is popular because chain length stays the same.
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Aren't front sprockets like $14 bucks?

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Thanks everyone. Yep, front sprockets are cheap, was just trying to avoid the extra work and tearing things down. Will let him know to just do it up right and change both and may as well toss a 520 chain on to complete things.

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Its pretty easy to change a front sprocket...
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^^^ ya sure if you have a 1/2" impact and socket.

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Do the front, pull the wheel back to take up slack. yank up big whoooolies and pull mad wool.

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