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Old 09-04-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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SV650 gearing????

2004 SV650...

When I replace my chain I will be changing the sprockets also but...
1. what would be the "perfect" gearing for the track on this bike?
2. should I want more on take off or at top speed, or even worry about it?
Thanks in advance for any help guys
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:15 PM   #2
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go with 15 45 or 16 48
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yea... that was helpful
I know there are guys on here with a great deal of experience with these particular bikes... I would like to hear what their opinions are.
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go with 15 45 or 16 48
What exactly will the 15/45 give me as compared to the 16/48?
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What exactly will the 15/45 give me as compared to the 16/48?
Nothing. It's the same ratio. Maybe, maybe, maybe a slightly better drive with the 15 front versus the 16 front because of mechanical leverage.
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Racer997 is plenty knowledgable. I run 15 front & 46 rear most everywhere. 14 front at Oakhill & MSRH.

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You may want to consider a 520 set up as well.
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You may want to consider a 520 set up as well.
why ?
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excuse me for pw-ing i dont know ne thing, excpet that isnt there plenty of other factors than just a bike???

no such thing as "perfect gearing"
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2004 SV650...

When I replace my chain I will be changing the sprockets also but...
1. what would be the "perfect" gearing for the track on this bike?
2. should I want more on take off or at top speed, or even worry about it?
Thanks in advance for any help guys
i would go with Romeo's advice and ignore the rest. if i remember correctly... he won a chapionship or 2 aboard an SV650.
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excuse me for pw-ing i dont know ne thing, excpet that isnt there plenty of other factors than just a bike???

no such thing as "perfect gearing"
u may not know anything, but at least u got ur IQ right....

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You may want to consider a 520 set up as well.
A popular change, but completely un-necessary.

Pam, we have run 15/45 at every track except Oak Hill with our SV, and it's a fine gear for them. A one or maaaaybe 2 two tooth rear sprocket change to a 46 or 47 is fine for just about anywhere but TWS (Texas World Speedway).

At TWS (Texas World Speedway) for example, I hit the rev limiter in 6th as turn 1 transitions to the infield with 15/45. But that's at my pace too.
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would you want a gear set up at GSS similar to oak hill giving its size?
I've never riden at GSS but I think I might try and make it next month (unfortunately its one of the few days left this year that fits around other stuff I have going on)
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would you want a gear set up at GSS similar to oak hill giving its size?
I've never riden at GSS but I think I might try and make it next month (unfortunately its one of the few days left this year that fits around other stuff I have going on)
Yeah, probably, but we ran 15/45 there too and it was fine...
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15/45 TWS (Texas World Speedway)
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So for bigger tracks with long straights stock gearing is best but for smaller technical tracks you may want to give yourself some grunt.
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go down one inthe rear and up two in the front.....this will give you nice take offs...and make the bike less wheelie prone...
I would think that would kill the SV, it is far from wheelie prone.
it would give you good mileage on the highway though
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why ?
Less mass = more speed (that's a bullshit answer).

Most of the SVs I've seen are running a 520 setup and I tend to think it's an availability issue for some sprockets.
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