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Gearing for BHF and Autobahn...

I was wondering, if you had to set up your bike for these two tracks and these two tracks only with a rear sprocket, which would it be? I have an '04 GSXR600 with a 520 Conversion kit and 15 in front (-1). Thanks in advance.

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If your gearing is perfect, rule of thumb is almost hitting red line in top gear before you get in the brakes on the longest straight.

I have a stack of sprockets I play with for different tracks.

How are you supposed to vote on something like this? It's not hard to change a sprocket between sessions. You may need to change the front and/or rear to get it rite. Is your chain long enough? Remember you are changing your wheel base as well everytime you change a sprocket.

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If your gearing is perfect, rule of thumb is almost hitting red line in top gear before you get in the brakes on the longest straight.

I have a stack of sprockets I play with for different tracks.

How are you supposed to vote on something like this? It's not hard to change a sprocket between sessions. You may need to change the front and/or rear to get it rite. Is your chain long enough? Remember you are changing your wheel base as well everytime you change a sprocket.
I totally understand and agree with your points Grasshopper. My point is being as simplistic as I can at the track. I planned on getting into Senior Superbike when I turn 40. Thus, I have duplicate sprockets ranging from 44 - 47 for DOT's and rains for the purpose you are talking about.
However, my plans have changed. I am sticking to the addictive trackday atmosphere. So, the simpler the set-up, the better. I'll still be swapping wheels for tire changes and such, but that is as far as I want to go with it. I hope everyone can understand - this is the reason for the poll.

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Have examined this interactive gear chart calculator?

Fucking Sweet man!

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