Drop the forks?
davidebeard at comcast.net
Tue Jul 31 08:22:48 PDT 2007
Someone posted this calculator before. Might be of some help.
John Soliday wrote:
> How does the 47 tooth fork affect the shift points as in feel and it must
> hurt mileage and might change the point at which hand vibration kicks in.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Barblan [mailto:barblan at gmx.ch]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 2:37 PM
> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Subject: Re: Drop the forks?
> I agree on everything Charles has said!
> I just changed to a 47 tooth rear sprocket since I had to change my first !
> chain after 47'060 km.
> (Front sprocket was pretty much down!)
> Handling is a lot better in the curves and there is more low end torque!
> As to the 02 Sprint ST: same conclusions as you a couple of moths ago:
> could be a successor!
> Drive safely!
> George. Switzerland
> Black Geeper, now with a DC QX chain
> I'll echo Sheepman's comments and add that you can indeed drop the forks
> some with the LSL setup, I've got mine dropped slightly. Another way to make
> it turn in faster is to shorten the wheelbase. If you're not already running
> 47 tooth rear sprocket, install one. It forces the rear axel all the way
> forward which in conjunction with dropping the forks slightly shrinks the
> wheelbase by close to an inch and will make for quicker handling. Add good
> fresh tires and it's going to turn as well as a GPZ can.
> Charles S.
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