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Old 04-23-2013, 03:35 PM   #34980
Red Sand
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First of all, mega-thanks to all who posted comments and suggestions about tires - extremely helpful!
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Originally Posted by Gryphon12 View Post
Yep. Use a bigger rear sprocket and the same length chain and the center-to-center hub distance will change slightly. A bigger sprocket will force the rear hub very slightly forward with the same length chain. Two-tenths of an inch isn't much - it's the same swing arm, but different rear sprocket.
So, if I understand this correctly, I can replace my OEM rear sprocket with one that's 3 teeth more without having to either break or get a new chain and the only difference with the 3-tooth-larger rear sprocket will be the rear axle moving forward ~5mm?


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