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Old 12-08-2012, 02:19 PM   #4
Paul Young
Low Flying GS Pilot
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Location: Preston, England
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Anton, you have my thanks for that information/site.

It was what I referred to when I was contemplating this same scenario. The reason for my investigations was that I was finding 5th gear a tad too low - regularly hitting the rev limiter in 5th is a PITA when 6th is too tall for the roads I was riding. Gearing it up seemed the best option (I know it's contrary to popular opinion) so I used your gearing tool & decided to fit an R1100S FD, which I picked up for peanuts. What a difference... Ultra low cruising revs on the motorway but great spacing & ratios for the twisty stuff. Like the ideal combo of an R1150GS 6th & an R1100GS 1st-5th...
Paul Young
'00 1150GS/Adv Hybrid
'95 CRM250R Honda

If it's not thrashing the fastest two wheeled machinery known to man, down country lanes lined with stone walls, sometimes in thick fog & driving rain, it's not proper racing - Thank goodness for the TT..... Disney holiday accommodation, available to rent in Orlando. You'll never stay in a hotel, again...
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