are you trying to do? You keep adding teeth to the front sprocket like you are you will have to get someone to push you off to get it moving. I dont remeber what your bike is off hand but @4800rpm you are not even in the powerband of a 600. Luggin an engine is almost as bad on it as over reving it. Which is what I am guessing it would do thru town with a 17t front.
Too funny. I have a 2000 ZR-7. Think 70s era, aircooled 750 with a 90s ninja ZX7 tail section. Redline in 1st is 55mph and there's ridable torque from idle on up (the torque peak can be felt at 5,500 to 6k). With the 17t front and stock 38t rear, getting going is not a problem. It only lugs when I start playing with the fuel mixture.
That is why I can't funk with either sprocket any more and splitting the crankcase at this point just to play with the gearing isn't justifiable right now (mostly because i'd probably screw up something major).
Though, IMO, high cruising RPM is one of the only things I don't like about this bike. Well, except for the none adjustable forks, 500lb wet weight, the speedo that's off by 10%. . . No complaints about the simple mechanics, decent brakes, and 250mi + range.
I really like the bike. I'm just planning for the replacement and targeting whatever can handle some hard bags for the daily commute, is fun to ride, and doesn't annoy me. So, I'm thinking ZZR600/1200, FZ6/FZ1, V-strom, etc.