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post #1 of 16 Old 09-05-2014, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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-1 front or +2 rear

I know the -1 front is roughly +3 rear but looking at gear commander and wondered if +2 rear or even +1 is suitable. I am not after an amazing improvement in acceleration so wonder if +2 rear is a better option.
Has anyone tried this and will the the sprocket be too large for standard 110 chain?
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I prefer to run a bigger rear sprocket. I was very happy with +1 rear with the stock front sprocket. It's not crazy over-geared that way and I prefer the shorter wheelbase as a result. I recently switch to +2 rear to help compensate for the 190/60 rear tire I just put on. Stock chain length is fine for that.

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Sounds good, I will look into +2 rear sprockets as think this is a good combination
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IMO a -1 front is the exact gearing the zx10 should have had from the factory (for the street). my bike is currently geared -1 +2 for the track, but I personally wouldn't gear that short for the street.

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I prefer to run a bigger rear sprocket. I was very happy with +1 rear with the stock front sprocket. It's not crazy over-geared that way and I prefer the shorter wheelbase as a result. I recently switch to +2 rear to help compensate for the 190/60 rear tire I just put on. Stock chain length is fine for that.
Did you find with the +2 that the bike would pull better on corner exit. I was thinking of going +3 in the rear. I'm sure it will require a new chain but no big deal there.
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Did you find with the +2 that the bike would pull better on corner exit. I was thinking of going +3 in the rear. I'm sure it will require a new chain but no big deal there.

Hope so. Haven't ridden it yet. Got a track day at VIR on Monday so I can let you know after that. all I can confirm at this point is it fits with stock front and stock chain size.

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Hope so. Haven't ridden it yet. Got a track day at VIR on Monday so I can let you know after that. all I can confirm at this point is it fits with stock front and stock chain size.

Cool that would be great let me know how it feel's
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I'm -1, +2 on my street bike and love it. I did the +2 first and it seemed to be very light in the front end due to the shortened wheel base. The front wanted to lift all the time. Then I put the -1 front on and it felt perfect, how I think a 1000cc bike should feel.
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I prefer to run a bigger rear sprocket. I was very happy with +1 rear with the stock front sprocket. It's not crazy over-geared that way and I prefer the shorter wheelbase as a result. I recently switch to +2 rear to help compensate for the 190/60 rear tire I just put on. Stock chain length is fine for that.
I did a 520 conversion with a +2 in rear sprocket. Works good as dork says. It's all personal preference. You go down one and up two you'll be aiming for the sky every time you grab the throttle. :)
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On my gen 1 I went up 3 in the rear. I bought the speedo healer to correct back to the right mph on speedo. I'm guessing the Gen 4 will need that also.
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