sprocket chain help.........

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  1. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    so im pretty new to this scene if you cant tell from my posts. how much improvement can i expect from a sprocket and chain upgrade i.e. +2 rear, -1 front on an 01 sv650? i know i havent taken this bike to the limit yet but im already kind of getting bored with her. not saying i dont love her but you know how it is with new toys and mods
     
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    I'm right there with you. You know I have the '04 SV650 and about 3 months after I got it I thought about doing a mild regearing (1 or 2 teeth) too. It wasn't lifting the front wheel like I wanted and I'd like to accelerate a little faster, all of which could be fixed by regearing. Plus, in the metro area where I live I don't need the top-end speed.

    I've mostly decided against it, but it's always in the back of my mind. A buddy of mine said, "If you wanna go faster or do wheelies, get a bigger bike. If not, leave the gearing alone." I haven't decided how much sense that makes, but it was enough to temporarily stop me from doing it.

    Anyway, I'm not much help mechanically, but I just wanted to let you know that I'm on the say thought path as you. And if anyone on OT has better advice I'd like to hear it too.
     
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    if its wheelies your after you dont need to do any mods to get it to wheelie...:naughty:
     
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    drop the clutch ftw
     
  5. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    im not looking for wheelies, im just looking for any additional mods that i can do. will this sacrifice top end too much? or will it be better overall is what im looking for
     
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    take track courses

    you'll get more improvement than any mod
     
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    You most likely heard someone talk about this, and assumed it was a good thing to do.

    For the most part, this is done when people switch to a 520 chain. It's almost the standard to do this when switching to this sprocket size.

    As for a cheap mod, sure. It will cut a bit out of first gear, and you will not notice it on the top end. Makes the bike much easer around town, and will also make the front end a bit lighter for when you do get comfortable on the bike and are ready to pull it up.

    Overall, do a 520 conversion and -1/+2 rear and you'll thank yourself.
     
  8. jtl090179

    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    thanks, it is a 520 conversion i was looking at. if i wont notice it really on the top end i might go ahead and do it
     

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