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Old 11-10-2012, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I am commuting longer distances now. So as I get closer to a sprocket and chain replacement, thought I would ask if anyone has gone for higher gears.
Most often mentioned change is for lower gears. -1+2 about the most common.
I am thinking more like 0,-3 according to gearing commander.com that will drop almost 500 rpms at 75 mph. that is where i decided to see if anyone had tried that kind of set up?
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Hey I am commuting longer distances now. So as I get closer to a sprocket and chain replacement, thought I would ask if anyone has gone for higher gears.
Most often mentioned change is for lower gears. -1+2 about the most common.
I am thinking more like 0,-3 according to gearing commander.com that will drop almost 500 rpms at 75 mph. that is where i decided to see if anyone had tried that kind of set up?
If your looking for better gas mileage i would go with +1 on the front and leave the rear sprocket up to your discretion. This way you will get an improved chain life, Not to mention you will have less torque which can also lead to longer chain life. :-)

I myself went the opposite route and just made a fun machine thats hard on the pockets when on the highway haha.
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I am running +1/+1 and didn't get a huge drop in rpm and fuel mileage didn't change.
I did it to simply get my speedometer to be accurate and for a little better chain and sprocket life. I am now within .8% gps to speedo at everything sub 100, beyond that it is all bets are off to its accuracy.

I would go up the one on the front long before reducing teeth in the rear.
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