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Old 05-08-2008, 03:19 PM   #21
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you want +1 for what you are trying to do. I have a 14, 15, and 16 tooth sprocket for my DR650. I switch them out weekly depending on how I want to ride.
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Cool...so since I don't have an impact wrench or other tools 04RSVR mentioned am I about to open a big can of worms trying to do this myself?
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:39 PM   #23
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FOR WHAT YOU STATED YOU WANT TO DO... go +1 in the front and/or -2 in the back. This will lower your RPMs in any given gear at any given speed.

The only reason you would lose top-end speed is if your motor doesn't have the stregth to redline in 6th.
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^thanks

Any volunteers for helping a brotha out? Keep in mind I don't have tools or a rear stand so it will be like an adventure
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you might want to see if you can find those sprockets first


rear stands?! who needs those, find some bricks some where
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don't forget to add some length to your fallopian tubing when changing your sprockets, as the stock length will be too short!
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Any volunteers for helping a brotha out? Keep in mind I don't have tools or a rear stand so it will be like an adventure
check your PMs

I'll be able to help you out, tools, stands, and experience. I'll have my chain tool back next week. Provided your chain is long enough this job should take one hour or less.
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just an fyi front sprockets are cheaper than the rear sprockets.

so i would go +1 in the front instead of going down in the rear. mike's the man and willin to help

front sprocket should not take longer than 30 min with the right tools.
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don't forget to add some length to your fallopian tubing when changing your sprockets, as the stock length will be too short!
nice try!

Thanks Mike, I replied....let me know when you get your tools back.
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you might want to see if you can find those sprockets first


rear stands?! who needs those, find some bricks some where
Any tips on a good spot, I was thinking CycleGear had em but I just looked and then don't
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they might be able to ship it to you
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my personal thoughts on this?

it might just be time to get a bigger bike.....

i mean if youre comfortable riding.....and power is your issue....a 250 really isnt going to get much faster no matter what you do to it?

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since youve got the 08(is it your first bike?) you could easily sell it for the cost of a used couple yr old 600?
he has 1372 miles on the bike....don't think he's quite ready for the bump yet.

i think the gearing would help tremendously, go with +1 in the front and ride it and see how she does.....worse case scenario, you only spent $30 for a sprocket.
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my personal thoughts on this?

it might just be time to get a bigger bike.....

i mean if youre comfortable riding.....and power is your issue....a 250 really isnt going to get much faster no matter what you do to it?

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since youve got the 08(is it your first bike?) you could easily sell it for the cost of a used couple yr old 600?
that's what my wife keeps saying

I'm not trying to make it faster, I want to make her more enjoyable so that I can continue to learn now that I'm comfortable.

With that said, if I find a good deal on an older 600 I would not walk away
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I'm not trying to make it faster, I want to make her more enjoyable so that I can continue to learn now that I'm comfortable.

With that said, if I find a good deal on an older 600 I would not walk away
you can buy my gsxr frame and engine, then by the time you rebuild it, you should be able to ride the big bikes (shameless plug )
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