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Old 01-16-2011, 11:02 AM   #64
Studly Adventurer
Joined: Feb 2005
Location: Kitsap
Oddometer: 998
I too use the 16/45 combo. Since it's a tall heavy bike I like the low first gear for taking off on hills or uneven terrain. And for me it makes third gear perfect for the type of dirt roads I spend most of my time on.

Top gear speed is not a drawback for me because I rarely cruise over 75 mph for extended periods of time. If I do then I can install the 17 tooth if I need too. But lately I've taken the lazy route and left the 16/45 as my standard gearing.
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