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post #1 of 12 Old 11-02-2017, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Gearing on Gen 5 street and Track

I finally have my Gen 4 Race bike gearing set decent after a few years.
But my Gen 5 tranny is so different.
For most of my knee dragging turns where Im using 3rd gear it feels a tad bit lazy, and 2nd gear feels a tad bit twitchy.
Normally I would start off with just changing the front sprocket to -1F.
and see.
But I wanted to see what others are dong b4 I do that.

My Gen 4 Street = -1F/+0R
Gen 4 Track = -2F/+0R
Gen 5 is still stock.

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I went with -1 +1. At the pace I was running this year (slow AF), it was fine, plenty of power where I wanted it, but some of that was mapping, too (used the Graves map for the exhaust I got).

Street I'm not sure, I've only taken my new-to-me street bike out twice so far, and I know there was a lot of time spent on the tune, that thing is a bag of giggles, but my gas mileage suuuuuucks! Haven't even checked what gearing is on there as I'll deal with it until it needs a chain (may be stock still), and until I get the suspension swapped out, that's the least of my worries so no help there.

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It seems like people are going -1 on the front (16) and either leaving rear at 39 (stock) or going +1 (40). I bought both, as I know between the tracks around here, you need to have different gearing.
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I was -1 in front for two days.. just seemed way too much compared to my gen 4 with -1 +1.. just seemed to be too much rpm at higher speeds, plus I do a lot of roll racing with my friends and would lose too much top end to be competitive.

I swapped it out for stock. I will try +1 in the rear in the spring. I hate how they did the gearing this time around.

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I've got -1 front, + 2 rear and it works great so far. My track of choice is Blackhawk Farms which is pretty short. I don't get out of 5th gear on the front straight at 150 mph. I've only had it at the track a couple times, as it was my streetbike last season. On the street it was perfect too because you can actually use 6th gear. Stock, 6th is just an overdrive on the interstate. I bought it to convert it to track duty, which is about 75% complete right now, but I didn't mind cruising at a little higher rpm. My trackbike before this was a 600 (Triumph Daytona 675) so it was a higher revving bike anyways. I'll change the front sprocket back to stock for Road America this year though.
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I was hoping to do a -1F, but it sounds like I might have to just do a +1R

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not about anything but the lap time. End of story.
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I dropped 1 tooth on the CS. Left the rear stock. Seems perfect to me now. This along with the Woolich flash makes the bike feel just right, for the street anyway. I did not mac it to the track this year, sadly. I felt the stock gearing and fueling were extremely soft. It feels like a liter bike should, now.

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Gen5 Track = -2F/+0R
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-06-2017, 09:38 AM
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gen5 on the street my tune for customers is +1R, that is almost same as gen4 -1F.

track, gen5, I would start -1F, see how it feels, and start from there...

if you want the excel file I use I have one with gen4 and gen5 on the other sheet, so you can compare, just needs your tire circunference...

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