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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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My ? is. If I want better acc, do I up the teeth or lower the teeth of the sprocket? I have a 07 Ninja 500.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 10:48 PM
 
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For better acceleration, either add teeth at the back sprocket, or lose teeth at the front sprocket. The difference in size of your sprockets will determine the difference in effect. Generally losing 1 tooth of the front is equal to adding 2 or 3 at the rear.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-27-2007, 10:51 PM
 
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Ever ridden a 10-speed bicycle? Think about what happens when you shift either the front or the rear sprocket. This helps a lot of people clear the confusion.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 03:51 PM
 
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I went down one on the front, and didnt really notice a MAJOR difference, but I also didnt change my rear ratio either.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 04:42 PM
 
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for better accelleration, keep the rev's high... changing sprocket will cause you to shift earlier and more often.
getting a larger cc bike will increase accelleration.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 09:15 PM
 
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remember, the powerband on the EX500 is in the 7k-9500rpm range, until then, and after that its pretty weak.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2007, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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First bike so I'm starting off on a small bike until I get better and more exp. That's for the info. I just want to sup the bike a up a little until then..
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-29-2007, 12:53 PM
 
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the 500R isnt built to go fast, its built pretty much to learn on, and corner well, not much else. though if you want to make it look and sound much better, put a Muzzy pipe on it, I know I LOVED mine.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sprocket

Cool. Thanx. If I change the sprocket, Will it mess up the speedo?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 06:51 AM
 
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if your speedo reads off the front wheel, then nope.
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 10:13 AM
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if your speedo reads off the front wheel, then nope.
I dont know of any bikes that get their speed from the front wheel.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 02:13 PM
 
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no it will not. your speedo is cable driven off the front wheel on the EX500. its the cable on the left side of the wheel.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 04:19 PM
 
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I dont know of any bikes that get their speed from the front wheel.
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no it will not. your speedo is cable driven off the front wheel on the EX500. its the cable on the left side of the wheel.
learn something new everyday huh? lol
mine also reads off the front wheel, lots of bikes do
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 04:25 PM
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learn something new everyday huh? lol
mine also reads off the front wheel, lots of bikes do
Yeah I saw the post. Who knew? But cool bikes dont work that way.
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