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post #1 of 11 Old 04-10-2009, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Smaller front, bigger back...?

wanting to get a lil more bottom end grunt out of my bike, what is going to be the easiest way to do that...i.e. smaller front, bigger back...?

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As long as you're talking about the sprockets, yes. That will give you better acceleration but take away in top speed. I'd start with a rear sprocket only then go from there. I have a +2 in the rear and that's more than enough for me.
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16 tooth in the front all day long..14 bucks for something that makes such a huge difference...just try it

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yeah i think the bike just needs a lil more low end poop, but dont want to change thing drastically i like going fast too!

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If you are not planning on doing any forced induction (nitrous/turbo) in the near future, I would just spring for a 520 conversion kit. Go -1/+2 and enjoy the bike all over again!
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16 tooth in the front all day long..14 bucks for something that makes such a huge difference...just try it


Forgot to mention, front sprocket is much cheaper than a rear. A tooth down in the front is equivalent to 3 teeth more in the rear as a rule of thumb. So a -1/+2 setup is like going to a +5 on the rear
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now if i did -1/+2 do you need a new chain?

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Go up in the rear as opposed to down in the front. Longer chain life.
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Go up in the rear as opposed to down in the front. Longer chain life.
so where is a good place to buy sprockets?

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kneedraggers.com that is where i ordered mine yesterday. i got the 16t and the 41t for the real if the 16t isnt enough. if it is ill keep the 41 one till im ready.

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