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View Poll Results: What sprockets are on her bike?
Stock 308 51.94%
-1/+1 21 3.54%
-1/+2 177 29.85%
-1/+3 21 3.54%
-1/+4 3 0.51%
-1/+5 4 0.67%
-1/+6 1 0.17%
-1/+7 and up 2 0.34%
-2/+3 1 0.17%
-2/+4 0 0%
-2/+5 and up 1 0.17%
Other 54 9.11%
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post #61 of 348 Old 03-01-2012, 08:31 AM
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If going -1 on the front is roughly the same as going +2 on the rear, is there any reason why I wouldn't just go +2 on the rear instead of swapping out the front one? I've been told that swapping the rear is pretty easy, but the front one can be a bit of a pain
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If going -1 on the front is roughly the same as going +2 on the rear, is there any reason why I wouldn't just go +2 on the rear instead of swapping out the front one? I've been told that swapping the rear is pretty easy, but the front one can be a bit of a pain
Going down in the front there is less rotating mass (your rear sprocket doesn't get bigger). Im 1 down in the front right now but just ordered chain and sprockets and went to a -1 front and +1 rear

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So going -1 in the front, I can use the stock chain, right?
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If going -1 on the front is roughly the same as going +2 on the rear, is there any reason why I wouldn't just go +2 on the rear instead of swapping out the front one? I've been told that swapping the rear is pretty easy, but the front one can be a bit of a pain
-1 on the front is closer to a +2.6 or 2.7 on the rear. Swapping the rear is easy, the front isn't too bad either.

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Going down in the front there is less rotating mass (your rear sprocket doesn't get bigger). Im 1 down in the front right now but just ordered chain and sprockets and went to a -1 front and +1 rear
Actually, from a rotational mass perspective, most folks go with an aluminum rear sprocket which is a lot of rotational mass savings back there. More-so than dropping one tooth in the front... plus with the front being so small (diameter), the resulting affects are not as great. So even though you are getting a bigger rear for all of this, it is still much lighter (assuming it's aluminum) than the stock steel rear sprocket.

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So going -1 in the front, I can use the stock chain, right?
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I ordered a steel rear because my aluminum one didnt last for shit!! I supposed less wheelies might help but there too much fun

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I ordered a steel rear because my aluminum one didnt last for shit!! I supposed less wheelies might help but there too much fun
Could very well be... They actually make a combo steel/aluminum I've seen that looks interesting. It's a two piece rear that has steel teeth and the part closer to the hub is aluminum.

I run an aluminum one on my S1000RR and haven't really had issues, but I tend to change out chains/sprockets more often anyway. Race bikes hold the aluminum rears as well, any acceleration assistance out there is always welcome.

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Could very well be... They actually make a combo steel/aluminum I've seen that looks interesting. It's a two piece rear that has steel teeth and the part closer to the hub is aluminum.

I run an aluminum one on my S1000RR and haven't really had issues, but I tend to change out chains/sprockets more often anyway. Race bikes hold the aluminum rears as well, any acceleration assistance out there is always welcome.
Interesting... who makes this combination sprocket? Yeah just thought I would go back to a steel rear just bought my first house so money cant fly out of my pocket like I used to let it

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i have stock front +6 rear and found that its the best , had -1 +2 and -1 +3 and -1+6 but this is best setup so far
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If going -1 on the front is roughly the same as going +2 on the rear, is there any reason why I wouldn't just go +2 on the rear instead of swapping out the front one? I've been told that swapping the rear is pretty easy, but the front one can be a bit of a pain
its not just being a bit of a pain its more chain consuming too because the chain has to turn on a smaller radious because of the smaller front pulley and get more wear and tear
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I run a -1 renthal front sprocket and a stock rear wich as i agree with others its just right to liven it up a little, but i also use a 1/4 turn quick action throttle

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-1 on the front is closer to a +2.6 or 2.7 on the rear. Swapping the rear is easy, the front isn't too bad either.


Actually, from a rotational mass perspective, most folks go with an aluminum rear sprocket which is a lot of rotational mass savings back there. More-so than dropping one tooth in the front... plus with the front being so small (diameter), the resulting affects are not as great. So even though you are getting a bigger rear for all of this, it is still much lighter (assuming it's aluminum) than the stock steel rear sprocket.

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Okay...I'm a sproket noob but let me see if I got this right.

Stock sprockets are a heavy steel or some other material correct?

Getting aftermarket aluminum sprockets would help reduce rotational mass which would help with acceleration.

How is the bike affected if you change just one sprocket?

I imagine changing the front would help with quicker acceleration but what does changing the rear do?

Does this affect gas economy? or not really as it doesn't affect the gearing and its still all based on how you are with the throttle?

Since the stock sprockets are of a heavier thicker metal material, i'd imagine they last a lot longer. Since aftermarket stock ones are aluminum I'd imagine their lifespan is half?



I mainly stayed away cause I figured it would affect gas econ, especially since I use mine for commuting in addition to fun.

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