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Old 01-14-2008, 11:12 AM   #1
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Need opinion on chain and sprockets...

Well, my chain has a kink in it. I'm going to replace it soon and I was thinking about going down 1 tooth on the front sprocket. The bike is an 06 SV650 and I am wondering if I will lose that much top end. If so, I think I'll stay stock or go up one, but I'm just curious how much it might affect it either way I go.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:20 AM   #2
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How do you use your bike? Or else you plan on topping your bike out everytime out, I think you should pull the trigger on modifying your gearing. It will pull harder and have better throttle response down low, and I really don't think going down 1 will affect top end much. IMHO.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:21 AM   #3
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I think for and SV650, you should just stick with the stock gearing personally. They thing has plenty of torque for street riding.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:27 AM   #4
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Your bike comes stock with a 15 tooth, I would not recommend going to a 14 tooth.
It's not so much that you'll lose top end as it'll be too small a sprocket for good chain life and the chain will drag the chain guide on the top of the swingarm.

I've gotten real good results on SV's by going up 2 on the rear sprocket when installing a new chain / sprocket combo.
If you've got an S than you'll want a 46 tooth, if it's a naked than a 47. Don't forget you'll need a bit longer chain, and I'd recommend staying with the 525 set up.

If you'd like a price, send me a p.m. with year and model S or naked and I'll get back to you.
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Old 01-14-2008, 11:34 AM   #5
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Your bike comes stock with a 15 tooth, I would not recommend going to a 14 tooth.
It's not so much that you'll lose top end as it'll be too small a sprocket for good chain life and the chain will drag the chain guide on the top of the swingarm.

I've gotten real good results on SV's by going up 2 on the rear sprocket when installing a new chain / sprocket combo.
If you've got an S than you'll want a 46 tooth, if it's a naked than a 47. Don't forget you'll need a bit longer chain, and I'd recommend staying with the 525 set up.

If you'd like a price, send me a p.m. with year and model S or naked and I'll get back to you.

Yeap what the man said +2 on the rear is the way to go. It's a little higher in the RPM's at freeway speeds but def alot nicer around town and easier to use all the gears at the track.
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