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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 5-27-2019, 4:12 PM Thread Starter
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-1 front sprocket on 2nd gen

any risk of damage to the bike for high revs on the freeway?

currently 16/41 (stock), and I will need chain/sprockets soon...I bought a $18 front sprocket to try out the -1 before I committed to a new full set. it definitely feels a wee better on the pickup and can clutch a first gear wheelie a little easier

now in CA, I am periodically above 8k rpm on the freeways to stay safe - will extended riding at high rpm's grenade the motor much earlier than usual?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 5-27-2019, 5:01 PM
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They come alive at 7K and will not suffer one bit at that RPM on the freeway. Might get a bit tiresome if you ride long distance. If you city ride, it will be an improvement.

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Could you post a link for where you found the -1 sprocket I've looked all over and have been wanting to try it out
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 6-1-2019, 4:56 PM
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Interested to see if you have any interference or wear issues with the swingarm pivot. I investigated going to smaller sprocket, but didn't trust the clearance.

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