Should i go one down on my front sprocket?

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  1. BudBrown

    BudBrown i done smoked with the best of em, shot at the res

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    '98 cbr 600 f3

    stock gearing as of right now, but i'm thinking about going one tooth down on the front, what do people think of their experiences?

    i don't stunt and would like to keep most of my top speed.
     
  2. diaper eater

    diaper eater OT Supporter

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    i feel like the stock gearing is fine on my f3 :dunno:
     
  3. Morgan06

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    might as well try it. front sprockets are around $25 at cycle gear, and it only takes 10 minutes to install.

    went -1 on my old 04 F4i and it wasn't much of a difference. in terms of bang for buck performance, I guess it was a success.

    CT :wavey:
     
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    in for ct crew :o
     
  5. BudBrown

    BudBrown i done smoked with the best of em, shot at the res

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    ct crew ride this summer perhaps?

    anywho i think im going to do it, threw the flush front blinkers on today, looks alot nicer.
     
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    count me in
     
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    You need a new chain too though, and that runs near $200...

    For gearing I worry more about how it applies to the roads you're on. On my 600 in the corners around here I was low in 2nd, didn't have much pull coming out of corners. I went down 1 in front and it put me right exactly where the meat of the power was in 2nd and also gave me the option of using 3rd. Thats the kind of thing you should be considering.

    If your bike was geared right from the factory, odds are you'll lose some top speed in the conversion, but you'll get there faster.
     
  8. Junkie

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    first of all, you don't need a new chain just because you put on a new front sprocket

    second, you can get a decent chain for WAY less than $200
     
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    +1

    As long as your chain isn't nearing full stretch, going -1 in the front is at the MOST going to need you to slide any chain adjusters back.

    In most cases, motherfuckers don't bother to check their freeplay on schedule; so when they -1 and then need the adjustment, they actually end up being safer than when they started. :mamoru:
     
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    Oh yeah it's going UP that you need a new chain...
     
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    down as long as its not far as fuck from hartford.... aka new haven area
     
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    beat me to it......

    squid sprockets ftl
     
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    Meh, I figured chains came sized for a reason. I've only changed 1 in my life, and that was a switch to a 520. I paid ~200 for my chain then. Sorry if I gave misinformation :mamoru:
     

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