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Old 11-19-2007, 06:37 PM   #1
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'99 R6 Gearing for TWS (Texas World Speedway)

Just wondering if there are people out there that can help me with set up of gearing for my bike for the TWS (Texas World Speedway) track.

It is a 99 R6, and the stock gearing for that bike is 16/48.
At this time, I have it at 15/49.

I was wondering if someone has it worked out what gearing works well for that bike at TWS (Texas World Speedway). Will really appreciate it.
At this time I have the 15 and 49 sprockets, as well as a rear 43.

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Old 11-19-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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I think stock gearing would do fine at TWS (Texas World Speedway) or your current set up is also fine. You will have a better drive out with regearing.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:06 PM   #3
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you will find that gearing is more like a personal preference. if someone more or less experienced than you will run the same gearing....one of you will be off.

buy a few sprockets and bring a notepad. you'll have to find out on your own which gearing will work best FOR YOU. best way to start....is -1 front, +2 rear. then you have your normal front and rear sprockets to work with as well. mix em up....as your skill level increases, you will notice the gearing that DID WORK for you in the past, may not be the same gearing that works for you now.

only track i would suggest not running -1/+2 is TWS (Texas World Speedway). you will run outta gear way before you hit turn 1. i usually run stock gearing there.


that's my general gearing answer to people, as i have found that out on my own as well. if you are fairly experienced.....at TWS (Texas World Speedway).....you will use one of these figurations...

16/48 well experienced
15/48 or 16/49 experienced
15/50 for the less experienced.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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I don't know what kind of lap times you're pulling, but I'd start with 15/49. See where you're at as you come down the banking.
Just about redline in 6th is pretty good.
After that, check to see if you're between gears anywhere.

That should give you a good baseline.
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yeh,my advice for TWS (Texas World Speedway),(and im no pro) is to gear it to redline 6th gear at the end or the front strait and work from there.

thats what I did.
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All I have now is a 15T front, 49T rear and 43T rear.
I never ran this bike at TWS (Texas World Speedway) before. Used to have a liter bike, which was great for TWS (Texas World Speedway), but the 600 now will be different for that track for sure.
Using a gearing calculator, I got a reading of:
................................6th gear...............top speed
stock: 16T/48T -.........1.083 ratio............215mph
current: 15T/49T -.......1.083 ratio...........198mph
with 43T: 15T/43T -.....1.083 ratio...........225mph

So it seemed to me that putting on the 43T would stretch the gearing out too much. That was my initial thought.
I think I will leave it at the current gearing of 15T/49T, and try to get something like 15T/45T (6th gear max @ 215mph), or 16T/47T (6th gear max @ 219mph).

Already have a notebook with different gearings, and I guess the only thing I have to do is experiment, but that will come next season.

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:52 PM   #7
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I'd stay with your current setup... you'll probably only get up to about 160mph on the front straight.
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.....your r6 goes 200+ mph???

i'm kidding....yeah, stick with 15/49 if that's what you got.....i don't think you'll ever need that 43t rear sprocket. that's a pretty dramatic drop in teeth for the rear....i'm sure your chain would probably be too long for doing a 15/43.

15/49 should be a good start.
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15/49 should be a great starting point.
We ran that gearing on our 2000 R6 Endurance bike.
It worked pretty well.
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15/49 should be a great starting point.
We ran that gearing on our 2000 R6 Endurance bike.
It worked pretty well.
I guess that is exactly what I wanted to hear (someone else run this and had ok results). I will tinker with this after I try the 15/49 setup too. Thanks very much.
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