Changing gearing -- front vs rear

Erik Weber yoober at
Fri Jun 20 20:29:32 PDT 2008

Thanks guys. It was for Barber. It actually seemed to be pretty good
gearing for the track, but it just seems that since I'm usually taking
the rear wheel off to put a new tire on anyway, I might as well just
aquire a couple of different rear sprockets. Also last time when I had
a guy help me put the 15 back on at the track last time, he also had
to mess with the clutch adjustment?

On 6/20/08, Konneker, Tristan R <Tristan.Konneker at> wrote:
> The front's at least as easy as the rear if you have an air impact.
> Front sprockets are also a lot cheaper. I personally wouldn't go to a 14
> because of the increased wear. Is this for TGPR? I can't think of
> another track that would call for much shorter gearing than stock.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Frost [mailto:jeff at]
> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2008 8:50 PM
> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
> Subject: Re: Changing gearing -- front vs rear
> On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Erik Weber wrote:
> > 1) Why would you change the front sprocket rather than the rear? Isn't
> > it a heck of a lot more work?
> Maybe he couldn't get the equivalent rear for some reason.
> >
> > 2) I had to put the 15 back on the front, but am about to revisit the
> > 14/44 track. What would be the equivalent rear sprocket? 15/46, 15/47?
> > Or did he change the front because there is no exact equivalent?
> I think 15/47 is the closest.  Which track is it?
> -Jeff
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