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    Question Gearing

    I dare say that this topic has been done to death, but as I am a relatively new boy please bear with me. Std. gearing for a Factory 2009 is 16 - 40
    and seems to tall in the lower gears.
    What do you lot advise : 15 - 42, 16 - 43 or what?
    Thanx.

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    I've gone for 16 - 43 and feels ok, not so much riding the clutch on slow traffic.

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    am 15-42, so chain lentgh remains the same.

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    Windy, the best road based gearing for your 2009 Factory is considered to be 15/42 and you can keep the standard chain length too. You'll be amazed at how much better the bike is

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    Will the speedo still be accurate or would it need a speedo healer?

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    Speed sensor feeds off the rear disc bolts, so no change.

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    I just go down one tooth to 15 on the front sprocket...suits me just fine.

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    15 front 44 rear lots of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulW View Post
    Speed sensor feeds off the rear disc bolts, so no change.
    Cheers bud..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride4fun View Post
    I just go down one tooth to 15 on the front sprocket...suits me just fine.
    Are you still using the same chain length?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scara View Post
    Are you still using the same chain length?
    I believe so. I had the sprocket changed a few months after I bought it from new, and the chain doesn't look like it has been adjusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride4fun View Post
    I believe so. I had the sprocket changed a few months after I bought it from new, and the chain doesn't look like it has been adjusted.
    Thanks mate I think thats the way forward for me too !

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    Quote Originally Posted by windy View Post
    What do you lot advise : 15 - 42, 16 - 43 or what?
    Thanx.
    I'm currently running 15-42 and it's superb but while the bigger (front)sprocket(?) has higher mileage I'm swapping to 16-44 which is almost the same with 15-42.

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    I've found with 15-40 the chain is a little too long (2004 factory 116 link chain).
    Set correctly with new chain no more than 10mm more rearward adjustment is available.

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    Tempted to try the 15/42 option.
    My bike is a 2008 RSV1000R (Bol D'or)
    Will this gearing work ok with standard length chain, and what is standard length for my bike?

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