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Old 03-29-2011, 07:00 AM   #106
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That was very helpful indeed. Thanks! From what it shows the difference from 16/42 to 17/45 is very small. So looks like that may be a good option for me to try out. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2013, 10:35 AM   #107
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Biggest spread on one chain.

Yup... super old thread, but I thought I'd share my findings on the topic.

I have a 1999 Enduro, and wanted two sets of gearing - one ratio similar to stock, and one that got me cruising faster at lower RPM's. Also, I wanted the largest spread I could get [within reason] without changing the chain.

So, I crunched the numbers, and I've been running this setup for a little over a year now.

16/38 - 1.58% higher RPM's than stock [@ 60mph]
15/40 - 9.52% lower RPM's than stock [@ 60mph]

This necessitates a shorter chain than stock [108 links, I think].

This works great for how I use the bike lately [supermoto wheels around town and on the twisties (15/40) / stock wheels with knobbies for trips to the OHV park (16/38)].
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:00 AM   #108
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Originally Posted by gringostd View Post
16/38 - 1.58% higher RPM's than stock [@ 60mph]
If stock is 16/42, and you're talking about stock 18" rear, 21" front wheels, your RPMs should decrease with 16/38, not increase. Or are you basing off something other than 16/42?
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:33 AM   #109
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Originally Posted by Loadedagain View Post
i'm doing up an excel spreadsheet for the hell of it... kinda like maxpowers, but lc4 specific... anything else you guys would like to see on it?

does anyone even want this?

yeah yeah... i know it's metric... i'll do an imperial one too

this is for the stock saharas for those of you who don't have excel:

Anybody got a copy of Loaded's gearing calculator they can PM me? Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2015, 03:21 PM   #110
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Counter Sprocket purchasing

I know this is an old thread but I was hoping someone could help me with something.

Do I need to look for a specific type or oem CS sprocket or can I purchase anything that fits like the RS sprocket??
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