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SV650s gearing??

Howdy, i'm about to switch out the sprockets and chain on my 2002 SV650s and there are lots of gearing options available. I mostly travel the highway and around town, but i do track days every once in a while. Is it better to stick with the factory gearing, or is there a better gearing setup to give me improved acceleration but not kill my fuel efficiency?
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I hear a 14T front sprocket will give you an extra low end umph, but it will cost you some high end speed. If you change the chain and rear sprocket you will have to get a speedohealer.

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Check out the gearing on the naked model. You can probably get the parts cheap, and I think it's geared a bit lower than the S.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 07:12 PM
 
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stock setup on a naked curvy is 15t front and 45t back 525 sprockets. going to that will meant youll have to cut a chain to 110 links instead of the 108 on the S model. It'll take a stock naked into the 120's but with aerodynamics, im sure your bike would do better.
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Vol your fine...

I don't know what to recomend directly for the SV but a -1 in the front would definately give you some more grunt. It will cost ya about 10mph off the top. But you'll never notice it without the speedhealer. Cause it will then run fast anyway.

Get the speedo healer and you'll notice a 20mph off the top. 10 from the sprocket and 10 just for speedo error!




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-1 front is the best for an everyday bike. You may not have to cut the chain. There should be enough adjustment at the back wheel to take up the slack.

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-1 front is the best for an everyday bike. You may not have to cut the chain. There should be enough adjustment at the back wheel to take up the slack.





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Or you could be like me and throw a 55t rear sprocket and a 14t in front. That way it will wheelie off of idle.
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Or you could be like me and throw a 55t rear sprocket and a 14t in front. That way it will wheelie off of idle.




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Or you could be like me and throw a 55t rear sprocket and a 14t in front. That way it will wheelie off of idle.
now that sounds like fun-
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now that sounds like fun-
It can get a lil scary at times too when that front wheel comes up too fast.
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It can get a lil scary at times too when that front wheel comes up too fast.
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