Changing gearing -- front vs rear

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 21:41:57 PDT 2008


Thanks.

On 6/21/08, Randy Grein <randygrein at comcast.net> wrote:
> That's because you have to take the clutch actuator off to get at the
> sprocket. FWIW divide the rear sprocket # by the front to get the gear ratio
> - 14/44 is 3.142, 15/46 is 3.0666, 3.133. At 15/45 1 front tooth = 3 rear
> teeth.
>
> Randy Grein, WMRRA #41
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2008, at 8:29 PM, Erik Weber wrote:
>
> > 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 qwest.com> 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 frostconsultingllc.com]
> > > 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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