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chevy454


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posted April 24, 2012 05:11 PM        
Street gearing

I'm in the process of giving my bike a makeover and I was wondering what the best gearing for street riding

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kaw-rick


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posted April 24, 2012 05:17 PM        
16-43
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Wheelie


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posted April 24, 2012 05:18 PM        
I like stock on the street/highway

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cls


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posted April 24, 2012 05:21 PM        
I'm considering going up one on the cs sprocket. Haven't decided yet.
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shawnski


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posted April 24, 2012 06:34 PM        
quote:
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ZX12Boricua


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posted April 24, 2012 06:40 PM        
18/41 here.
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drewzx-14


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posted April 24, 2012 08:25 PM        
Stock
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smokinstorm


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posted April 24, 2012 08:38 PM        
I've had many different gearings on my 14 in search of the best peformance at the dragstrip but I have to admit stock gearing was the best so far if only street riding is a concern. Low RPM's at cruising speed was the best. And since I don't have a speedo healer I don't like the fact that my speedo is wildly off at my current gearing (16-45) when riding around.
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eklipse636


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posted April 25, 2012 03:33 AM        
Stock.
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GixxerJohn


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posted April 25, 2012 04:18 AM        Edited By: GixxerJohn on 25 Apr 2012 12:19
Went down one tooth to 16 up front on the 14r last week. Cant say i notice that much of a difference. Everybody told me it would be to much gearing but i honestly dont notice it that much to be truly honest with you
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eklipse636


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posted April 25, 2012 04:04 PM        
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Went down one tooth to 16 up front on the 14r last week. Cant say i notice that much of a difference. Everybody told me it would be to much gearing but i honestly dont notice it that much to be truly honest with you


Going down in the front is going to make a big difference. It's the same as going up 3 in the rear. Big difference on speedomoter too. If you cant tell the difference... Well, you will be like gixxerjohn.
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posted April 25, 2012 04:06 PM        
quote:
Went down one tooth to 16 up front on the 14r last week. Cant say i notice that much of a difference. Everybody told me it would be to much gearing but i honestly dont notice it that much to be truly honest with you
Thanks Honest John

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posted April 25, 2012 05:13 PM        
how can you NOT notice going down a tooth up front?




As for the original question on this thread...I've gone down one tooth on the rear. Used that gearing for the dragstrip also and it was perfect for stock wheel base. You can't keep the front end down on stock gearing let alone dropping one tooth off the front...a little smaller gear out back just allows you that little bit extra of forward momentum versus standing the thing up.

Unless of course you are a super street "racer" and need that extra excelleration in the bar later at night.
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GixxerJohn


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posted April 25, 2012 05:22 PM        
Yeah its know where near as crazy as i thought. Then again im a huge guy.............170
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smokinZX14


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posted April 25, 2012 05:23 PM        
17/40 at stock wheel base ..
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eklipse636


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posted April 25, 2012 06:02 PM        
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Yeah its know where near as crazy as i thought. Then again im a huge guy.............170

Your comments make absolutely no sense. Like everyone said in the past couple of threads you commented in, you can go back to the hole you came from.
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GixxerJohn


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posted April 26, 2012 04:44 AM        Edited By: GixxerJohn on 26 Apr 2012 12:46
Dude once AGAIN whats the problem. Jesus all i said was its not what i thought it would be and now i make no sense.Relax man will ya. Hey burton enjoy the bike its a blast to ride as im sure you already know.
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dakota9498


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posted April 26, 2012 05:18 AM        
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Yeah its know where near as crazy as i thought. Then again im a huge guy.............170

Your comments make absolutely no sense. Like everyone said in the past couple of threads you commented in, you can go back to the hole you came from.


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Dude once AGAIN whats the problem. Jesus all i said was its not what i thought it would be and now i make no sense.Relax man will ya. Hey burton enjoy the bike its a blast to ride as im sure you already know.


Yeah man, leave him alone, he is HUGE guy, he is going to get you.
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GixxerJohn


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posted April 26, 2012 06:19 AM        
LOL yeah huge all 170lb of my skinny ass
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Rob7R


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posted April 26, 2012 08:09 AM        
With extensions 16 43. Stock wheelbase stay stock.
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dcjens


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posted April 26, 2012 10:11 AM        
Im running 17/42 and like it.
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posted April 26, 2012 10:43 AM        

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Bad in Black


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posted April 26, 2012 02:32 PM        
I'm running 17/42 on my 06. I wanted to go 17/43 but didn't have enough chain stretch to do it. Even the 1 tooth up in back made a nice little diff in quicker revs and harder pull that was noticeable, but didn't have any negative affect on cruising rpm's or mpg at all. I think 2 up in back would be a nice compromise for street gearing. I did -1 in front on my 04 busa, and it didn't do near what I expected.....but I'm also at 5000ft up, so everything seems to have less effect. The busa ended up getting -1/+2 to make me happy.
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