New sprockets and chain

1KPerDay 1kperday at
Tue Aug 26 09:27:28 PDT 2008

Generally if you go much SMALLER than stock on the front, it's harder
on the sprocket and the chain, because fewer teeth and a smaller
diameter have to perform the work/load, and the chain has to turn a
sharper corner. Larger than stock in the front (if the chain will
clear the cover) is no problem as far as wear is concerned, but the
engine may "lug" a bit more and you might have to slip the clutch a
bit more. Perhaps that's what the dude was talking about. Probably no
real impact on engine or clutch wear going up one tooth in front, IMO.

On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 4:12 PM, Jonathon Jay
<annihilator1100 at> wrote:
> Also, perhaps my memory is bad. I seem to recall hearing something many years ago that altering one of the 2 is hard on the bike. Can't recall if the dude said altering the front was harder or if he said the rear.
Utah Jeff
'96 SheePz1100

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