Re: Chain Mania! (Replacement chain, sprocket suggestions
Well, mine is a 1990 EX500, street-fightered. I think I have the stock sprockets on it, but with all the lightening I've done (Bike weighs in at 370 with a half tank of gas, 384 with a full tank), the front will come right up on the 1st/2nd shift without trying at all.
I don't actually have a speedometer on it yet, but in 6th gear the engine barely feels like it's spinning at freeway speeds.
I was thinking at least three on the rear sprocket, and maybe one down on the front too. Front sprockets are cheap, and don't require different chain lengths, so I can experiment a bit. Don't really care about freeway so much, as this is by no means a touring bike. It's completely street-fightered out, and I want to make it a real hooligan machine.
V65 Magna - EX500 Street Fighter project - CX500 Cafe Racer project - CX650 Street Scrambler