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Old 04-17-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
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Ok, so it's time for a new chain and sprocket on the R6 (stock set has 14,000 miles). Stock is 16/48, so I'm looking at the "quick acceleration" kit with -1, +0, or possibly going -1, +2. I'm not looking to wheelie, just harder acceleration and trying to avoid getting "liter-biked" coming out of corners, but at the same time I don't want to lose everyday driveability.

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My 600 was -1+2. You will see 9k rpm on the freeway. I would go bigger in the rear rather than going smaller in the front. 16 is already pretty small.
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:39 AM   #3
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I would just do -1 front.
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I suppose an advantage to doing only the rear would be not having to worry about the speedo being off. However, doing -1 in the front would be easy and equal to about +3 in the rear.

Bluewave, what speed are you at 9k? I know right now 70mph is right at 6,000 rpm.
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Either change is going to throw the speedo off. At 9k i was running about 80. It topped out around 145 with that gearing.
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Making the change to -1 and plus 2 will raise the rpm on the bike at cruising speeds much higher. Regardless on what sprocket you change you will affect both speedometer and odometer accuracy, a point often ignored.
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It will roll on better at highway speeds though. Try -1 and if you want more then +1 or 2 the rear.
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I bought my bike (04 R6) with -1/+2 and it was miserable on the street, and even felt like I was in the wrong powerband of the gears at the track.

Switched to a -1/0 setup and absolutely love it. Not too bad on the street, and more accel exiting corners at the track.
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I would just do -1 front.
This^ or maybe -1 +1 but -1 +2 is way to much for street use. My R6 had that gearing and it was screaming around 10k just cruising on the freeway and it topped out at like 130 or so...

Get on motomummy and buy a speedo DRD it's well worth it and easy to install
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Thanks for the replies! You're right on the speedo being off either way, someone told me earlier it would only be affected with the front but it doesn't make sense if you changing the ratio either way. Probably gonna try -1/+0 for now and see how it goes.
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My 600 was -1+2. You will see 9k rpm on the freeway. I would go bigger in the rear rather than going smaller in the front. 16 is already pretty small.
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My R6 has -1 in the front and thats it! I love it... I can do my everyday ride (freeway, city) and when it comes to weekend it got the power to keep up with the 1k bikes on the corners and it comes out strong!
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My R6 has -1 in the front and thats it! I love it... I can do my everyday ride (freeway, city) and when it comes to weekend it got the power to keep up with the 1k bikes on the corners and it comes out strong!
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Got the -1/+0 today with the 520 conversion and it's awesome. Thanks for the advice.
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