New sprockets and chain
blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
Sun Aug 24 19:52:43 PDT 2008
I ran a 16t front with a 47t rear for a Summer. Freeway cruising wasn't much fun (I think I was running 5000 rpm at 70mph) but around town it was a real gas to ride. Reminded me of the time I put 5.13 gears in my Z28 for the street. Nobody ever beat me out of the hole!
Steve in Western NY
'08 KLR 650
"You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathon Jay
To: Steve Northrop ; GPZ LIST
Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2008 10:18 PM
Subject: RE: New sprockets and chain
Speaking of spockets, what effect does using the sizes you reccomended have?
I forgot the way it works going up and down teeth, front and rear. I was thinking of making mine hit harder off the line, one of my friends says I want to turn it into a 'wheelie machine'. Which way would I go with this in regards to front and rear sizes?
A little off topic- I was thinking of getting a replacement swingarm, having a shop widen it quite a few inches, using a wider wheel, and mounting a 250 to 300 rear tire.
Any input on how to reliably make the front tooth align with the rear? My best guess is to have a new shaft made. I'm also wonding if having some sort of spacer machined will work.
"Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth." - Lillian Hellman
> From: blackgpz at rochester.rr.com
> To: gpzlist at micapeak.com
> Subject: Re: New sprockets and chain
> Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 21:43:20 -0400
> I have had excellent results with Sprocket Specialists
> (www.sprocketspecialists.com) You need a #607 front sprocket and a #292
> rear. Steel sprockets will cost you $25 and $38 respectively. You can get
> the front sprocket in 16, 17(stock) or 18 teeth. If you haven't tried it, I
> would suggest the 18t front with a 45t (stock) rear sprocket. This is the
> gearing the bike should have come with from the factory. It really makes the
> bike shine in it's intended purpose, effortless high speed cruising. As for
> the chain, DID is the best you can buy. The 530VM is a reasonably priced OEM
> replacement that is much better than OEM. You can find them for around $110.
> Steve in Western NY
> '96 GPZ1100
> '08 KLR 650
> "You Can't Fix Stupid", Ron White
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jay Loeppke" <JLOEPPKE at CHARTER.NET>
> To: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
> Sent: Sunday, August 24, 2008 8:30 PM
> Subject: New sprockets and chain
> >I have been looking through my service manual and I cant find sizes of
> >sprockets that I need. Will do front and back with new chain.. I see
> >the chain is 112 link right? Certain type?
> > I have looked at some after market sights but does not have GPZ on there.
> > Are they a 530 with 17 tooth up front and 45 back? Best place to get
> > them?
> > Thanks
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