Originally Posted by Jud
Have not installed the 50T rear yet as I'm waiting till I change tires. I can say that the 14/47 combo I'm running now sits at roughly 6K at an indicated 75mph, just under 6.5K at 85 indicated. If I remember right, my bike's speedo is about 6-7mph high at those speeds. Figure the 50T might be another 200-300 higher? We'll see.
I could see the 50T being a bit too much for many but man, the 14/47 I'm running now is great. I'll gladly trade the higher cruise rpm for the peppier feel on road and off road it really shines. Like I said, fuel consumption is still averaging in the low to mid 40s and yea, it's reving higher than stock but it isn't bad at all.
Okay, that's not too different than stock. IIRC from this morning's commute, I'm at about 5800rpm at 75mph. Down one gear and it's up to about 6200rpm. So it's like loosing half a gear. If it is anything like putting the 14T front on the DR650 it's be well worth it. Made that bike into a whole new beast.