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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Gearing advice!!!!!11

I have a 93 zx7with a 15f 45r i am looking to get a larger sprocket for the rear so i can power it up instead of clutching it so hard, it weighs 430lbs dry so its a fat girl does anyone know a good gear ratio to run for such a heavy bike like mine? BTW the guy at my local shop is telling me that if i drop a tooth in the front it will raise my low end torque but one of my buddies is saying that if i raise a tooth that it will wheelie much easier which one is it up a tooth or down i would like to know forsure and not from a few guys that i know that arent even into stunting. thanks Justin Laurent
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 08:52 PM
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dropping one tooth in the front will make it wheelie easier. as will increasing teeth in the rear. both will lower the gear ratios. alot of times you can drop a tooth in the front w/out having to get a new chain.

in most instances -1 tooth in front equals +3 in the rear.

i had -1 in the front and +2 in the rear on my cbr929 (bike was on viagra all the time, couldnt keep it down!). i swapped the stock front sprocket back in it and its easier to control in power wheelies. not so jerky. i do have to downshift now if i want to pass someone in a hurry though.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 12:27 PM
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My 95 YZF600 has -1 in front +2 in rear. It's heavier than yours and I'm sure I am as well but I could hit myself in the chest with the tank. I couldn't power it up but I could clutch it up. Although slamming second gear it will raise slightly.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-06-2007, 12:59 PM
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-1 in the front and +2 in the rear.
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