Originally Posted by R Doug
I just ordered a set of the Caponord tubeless (19/17") for my Adventure last week. I can't wait to get them.
Since I'll be reducing the size of the diameter of the rear tire by 1" and keeping the same profile tire (i.e. 150/70), I'm considering getting a new sprocket for the rear to keep revs down at speed. How many teeth should I go down on the rear? AND, does anyone have recommendations on some good aftermarket sprockets?
I'll keep my stock sprocket for when I want to change back to the 18" rear for my more gnarly plays in the dirt.
Did you get a second Cush drive?
I like 17/45 for dirt/DS use. (21/18" rims)
Swap to 17/42 for Street use. (19/17" rims)
All you need to do is swap the rear axle block 180 Deg and you shouldn't need to even adjust your chain.
The SM and SD have a shorter chain, so they can run an even smaller rear sprocket for higher speeds. The smaller you go in the rear sprocket the longer the wheel base gets. I find that 17/41 w/ my 17/17" SD wheel setup works pretty good for general use. Stable and geared about right for general use.