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Old 04-14-2006, 08:36 AM   #1
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Default Re: Is Increasing Teeth on the Front the Same as the Rear?

6 one, half dozen the other...
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is Increasing Teeth on the Front the Same as the Rear?

Adding to the front should do just the opposite of what you want. Removing teeth from the front would do the same thing as adding to rear. I think your dealer is smoking crack.
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:38 AM   #3
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Most people drop one in the front instead of increasing 2-3 in the rear so you can keep the same chain size. It's about the same result.



Don't care that's it's the first post !! What's the big deal with that anyway ?



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Old 04-14-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
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dropping teeth on the front functions like adding them on the rear.



*wonders if we can get into a debate concerning "wrapping the chain too tight" and other such things*
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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Why would anyone want better acceleration on a big, fast bike anyway? You're already at the wheelie limit until 4th gear... Dropping one from the front of a 600 maybe, but they're pretty close to the wheelie limit these days too... My 06 GSX-R600 will try to lift the front in 3rd if I hit a very slight bump in the track when I'm using full power... It won't quite do it, but it sure does get light.



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Old 04-14-2006, 09:02 AM   #6
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Yeah that whole "wearing out the chain more quickly" debate is right up there with the "too slippery" oil debate.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:03 AM   #7
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unless you just heard the guy wrong, i would end your relationship with this particular motorbike shop.
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Old 04-14-2006, 09:45 AM   #8
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Actually fewer teeth at the front would have the opposite effect. Adding teeth at the front would produce a 'higher' gear and reduce (slightly) accelleration. A small front sprocket will reduce chain life quite alot though, as the chain has to 'bend' more around a smaller sprocket. Mind you if you're going to wheelie on a 1400cc bike, I'm guessing chain life isn't a big concern.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:35 AM   #9
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Hey how do you like the 06 GSXR600 ?? From some of the reviews I've seen it's an awesome bike. I hear it pulls well very low in the powerband.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:40 AM   #10
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Default It's the ratio is the key..get on a bicycle

Do you have a bicycle lying around...If so go get on it and figure it out yours self. By increasing the number of teeth on the rear you are lower the gear. By increasing the number of teeth on the front you are raising the gear... Verify that by getting on a bicycle and increse the number of teeth on the rear i.e. shift the rear derailer to the inside... Peddaling gets eaiser right. especially when you accelerate...However the downside is when you need top end speed you won't have it . i.ke Pretend you are the engine when you get on your bicycle.

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