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Old 05-17-2010, 06:29 PM   #1
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I ride a 2008 Yamaha R1, and I've recently got enough saved up to put some aftermarket parts on... Aside from the Exhaust, and Powercomander I was thinking about new final drive. The stock bike has crazy top end speed, but lacks low end and mid range... What is the difference between dropping a tooth in the front, and adding two teeth on the rear? Pros & Cons?
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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I've always been told that dropping a tooth in the front is equal to dropping 3 in the rear. I would venture to guess it would accomplish the same thing and feel the same.

The Pro to changing the rear sprocket is you have more "adjustablility" for a lack of better words. Where in the front it's more of a drastic change with just one tooth difference.

just adding one tooth in the rear is a noticable difference in torque.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:47 PM   #3
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How does an r1 not have enough low end for you lol. But yeah, most people do -1 + 2
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start with -1 in front. If you want more, add to the rear. The rear is easier to do though. You may not have the chain to add to the rear only. You will need to add at least 2 to the rear. I think its -1 on front = +2.5 rear. I never can remember it for sure.
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