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Road America gearing?

I have an '02 gixxer 600. Gearing is currently 15/46. Stock I believe is 16/42. Can I go 16/45 to keep the same chain length or is that gearing still too low. Maybe 17/44 will work for RA. I don't want to spend more on a chain than I do the trackday.

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In order to answer the question, where are your axle blocks. Are they all the way back, middle or torwards the front.

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In order to answer the question, where are your axle blocks. Are they all the way back, middle or torwards the front.
More toward the rear, maybe 1/2" adjustment left.

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More toward the rear, maybe 1/2" adjustment left.
I would just add the 16 tooth sprocket then and let it rip.

P.s. I'm doing the same thing myself, but I think mt stock front sprocket is 17

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I'd bet that the 16/45 would be fine. You're running a track day, not a race, even with that gearing, you'll hit 130+ indicated, that's not terrible for the front stretch of RA. You might be shifting more than most people out there but it'll still be a great time. That's my $0.02.

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Stock on my R6 is 16/48. I usually run a 15/48-50 but I am going to try a 16/49 at RA this year. However, as slow as I am it doesnt really matter what I run.
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I'd bet that the 16/45 would be fine. You're running a track day, not a race, even with that gearing, you'll hit 130+ indicated, that's not terrible for the front stretch of RA. You might be shifting more than most people out there but it'll still be a great time. That's my $0.02.
130+ Do you know how the throttle works? You need to twist the rubber part on the right side handlebar.

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I ran 15/45 on my GSXR 600 last year and it was fine. Take the 16T front with you and swap it at lunch if needed. That would shorten the wheelbase ever so slightly.

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I think your 16/45 is going to be pretty close to about right for Road America on an '02 GSXR600. I can't remember exactly what we ran on my '01, but that sounds pretty close. If you had a 46 for the back, it might be valuable to start with 16/46.

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you'll hit 130+ indicated, that's not terrible for the front stretch of RA.
You ever been to RA? That front straight is loooooooong. On my SV I could only muster about 125 mph and let me tell you it's like I am standing still. RA is one of those tracks that you get the most fun out of it on a fast bike that is geared correctly.

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I think your 16/45 is going to be pretty close to about right for Road America on an '02 GSXR600. I can't remember exactly what we ran on my '01, but that sounds pretty close. If you had a 46 for the back, it might be valuable to start with 16/46.
16 / 45 is what I just put in my bike for an 05. It should work, if not I'll live with it.

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