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Slaninar

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Re: Down one tooth on the front sprocket
« Reply #25 on: 03 February 2020, 07:35:15 AM »
might you get a problem with chain length then though? going up on the rear.


If not changing the existing chain (using a new one and cutting it to size)? Most probably. Especially since getting the desired gearing by using a larger rear, requires more than 1-tooth difference.


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Re: Down one tooth on the front sprocket
« Reply #26 on: 03 February 2020, 10:53:33 AM »
Yep agree. The smaller front sprocket shortens chain life by lessening the radius it travels around, but it's the cheapest most instant fix. When it's chain change time I'd rather go 3 teeth on the back sprocket if lower gearing was needed.

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Re: Down one tooth on the front sprocket
« Reply #27 on: 03 February 2020, 02:51:11 PM »
Chain length may have been a problem had I gone up at the rear instead, but going down at the front just took up the slack by a couple of flats on the adjusters

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Re: Down one tooth on the front sprocket
« Reply #28 on: 11 February 2020, 09:12:57 PM »
Modded (chopped) the fairings last week, finally got around to fitting them tonight. Looks ok I think. should certainly give me some more ground clearance now

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Re: Down one tooth on the front sprocket
« Reply #29 on: 11 February 2020, 09:13:57 PM »
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