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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Gearing??

I know these bikes are geared for raucus street performance but on the highway I feel like I need another gear. Does any lower the ratio or do you just go with it? I know the bike will go over 160 at redline, but at 75mph it's "buzzing along" pretty good. Maybe I'm just not used to it.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 02:26 AM
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She'll be just fine

Are you sure you're using all six gears...lol. You can add an extra tooth on the front relatively cheaply.

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I increased the size of my front sprocket by 1-tooth taking it to 15-teeth. Increase of approx. 7 kph in 6th gear.

I didn't need to add any links to the chain either; I have heard that if you reduce the rear sprocket by 2-teeth you get a similar result only that you might have to remove some links from the chain.

It makes highway work more comfortable, but if I want to punch out of corners I now have to use a lower gear.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 06:24 PM
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Squid - I clearly remember the day I took possession of my Brute (after spending years riding big blocks) and found myself regularly looking for another gear - primarily because I was so used to highway speed at 2000 rpm....

Nowdays - I just love the difference of riding the MV floating around the 6-7000rpm range when cruising in 6th....or having the big punch available at 9000 in lower gears

- I'd say if you're used to a twin, just give it some time and you'll get adapt

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Adapt, remember the redline is WAAAAAY up there

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I do love that instant power on tap when in 6th. Snap the wrist going 75mph and it jumps forward like a scaleded cat. I'm not used to all that power up there in the RPM range. I'll adjust to it.
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You will most definitely Squid - riding that torque wave becomes addictive

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