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Old 12-26-2012, 12:08 PM   #11581
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I think everyone on here will tell you Danny's Vstrom is in great shape ..
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831687
Let me be the first to second that
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #11582
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At the risk of sounding STUPID( don't know the stock gearing and too lazy to look), what are you trying to accomplish with the gearing change? Just curious, with NO particular reason for asking:)

He is testing a theory on air ratchets and internal component quality.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:31 AM   #11583
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He is testing a theory on air ratchets and internal component quality.
Air rachet theory is KNOWN.

Internal quality, I'll refrain from comment but you know everything so encourage this so we can see it first hand.
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:04 AM   #11584
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I thought I was testing heat resistance of oil seals? Y'all get me so confused...:
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:16 AM   #11585
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I thought I was testing heat resistance of oil seals? Y'all get me so confused...:
Just remember, safety first!

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:58 AM   #11586
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Just remember, safety first!

I don't want to know why you happened to have the picture lying around...

But since Roy is worried about me doing it right, I wonder what time I need to show up at his shop for him to show me how to get it changed the correct way...
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Old 12-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #11587
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THanks guys, now if I could only find someone that's coming this way ANYWAY so I could get it here
really cheap, that would be awesome.

I kinda forgot to calculate the delivery cost
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:42 AM   #11588
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Does it have to be an impact? I've never used an impact on a sprocket.
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Air rachet theory is KNOWN.

Internal quality, I'll refrain from comment but you know everything so encourage this so we can see it first hand.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:47 AM   #11589
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There are 2 possible answers. Stock gearing is too high or too low. I give you a 50/50 chance of getting it right.
That part is easy, but I was mostly interested in what type riding you'd be doing that would require different gearing? I know that it revs quite a bit on the highway. But I also know that you like to trail ride and might consider the stock gearing too tall for that type of riding? But, now I realize this has gone too far and I won't guess nor elaborate any further ;)
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #11590
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Another possibility: After successfully transforming the church band to heavy metal (like Pat Boone) and subsequent excommunication BackWoods, aka WeeWoods and TigerWoods, decided to turn a new leaf and become a stunta.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:21 AM   #11591
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Another possibility: After successfully transforming the church band to heavy metal (like Pat Boone) and subsequent excommunication BackWoods, aka WeeWoods and TigerWoods, decided to turn a new leaf and become a stunta.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:28 AM   #11592
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That part is easy, but I was mostly interested in what type riding you'd be doing that would require different gearing? I know that it revs quite a bit on the highway. But I also know that you like to trail ride and might consider the stock gearing too tall for that type of riding? But, now I realize this has gone too far and I won't guess nor elaborate any further ;)
1) I have consulted with several friends that own Tiger's and asked their advice on the gearing (and other farkles). See thread(s) under "BEASTS" for further reference.

2) My personal observations are that it is geared as a street bike. The front sprocket is a 16T in stock form. This gives you an idle speed in first gear of around 10-12 MPH. I am afraid I will wear my clutch out on any technical section (proven on my Christmas Eve ride in Bienville NF with DQ). (See "where did you ride in MS" thread or my thread over in "Day Trippin")

3) The lowered front sprocket is the same as STOCK on a Wee, GSXR600, etc so forth and so on. So it is geared higher than all of these. (See online reference and parts number available from numerous motorcycle related websites.)

4) I don't need to be riding 130+, which is what the stock gearing will do. (again, see reference threads under BEASTS and other websites.)

5) A majority of my riding is local. Commuting to work, gravel roads, etc. Not much Interstate and if so, no for a long period of time. (See any thread I've posted about my rides in, my personal riding website, and my personal ride resume that is available by sending a SASE to my house.)

6) My riding so far, such as following Mr. Rigby around, I found myself staying in 4th and 5th and never using 6th, so I know I have plenty of room for the lower gearing. (Personal observation, don't have a reference for you).

7) One of my friends up in TN even carries both sprockets with him. Rides the 16t to get to where he wants to ride down the interstate or across state lines, and then changes to the 15T to go off road and ride technical stuff, but I don't plan to go that extreme.
(Reference: picture provided by my friend ADVTENN of what all he packs under his seat:)


8) I am also considering up coming rides and trips I have planned where the full knobbies and lower gearing will be useful and or helpful. (See my personal calendar for my list of planned rides and intended uses of my Tiger. I can send a copy in the SASE from previous step with my riding resume.)

I hope these few points will allay fears that I am willy nilly committing a motorcycle faux pas and indicate that I have actually researched my planned motorcycle changes, farkles, and use and apologize for not submitting the proper TPS reports to the ADV local brain trust to approve all modification and additions that I plan to and am making to my personal motorcycle.




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Old 12-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #11593
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Yeah, but what kind of oil are you running?
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:34 AM   #11594
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Yeah, but what kind of oil are you running?
I have not finished my research on that one yet... Can I submit a request form to the brain trust for a recommendation?

I mean I am running what Wayne said he puts in all of the Triumphs, after 500 miles he changed me to a full synthetic. Guess I need to ask him which kind so I can submit it for approval...

EDIT: Can you tell I am stuck and work, in an almost empty office, and BORED out of my mind?!?!?!

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