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Old 10-06-2010, 04:59 AM   #1
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i have a xvs650{05} need to change gear ratio in diff is it possible or will another diff fit
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:02 AM   #2
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It's very unlikely you'll be able to change the gearing. This is probably the single biggest downside to a shaft drive bike.
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:49 AM   #3
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Agreed, unless you've got access to a machine shop and alot of money.
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Old 10-07-2010, 05:43 AM   #4
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Are you trying to get a faster (or lower rpm) top end, or get off the line faster?

If you're wanting a higher top end and you're really determined, maybe you could find a smaller wheel with the shaft drive hub? (but I don't think all Yammy shaft drives are the same either.) You'd also have to get your original brake rotor onto the new wheel....hmm.......how about a new bike?

I've seen at least one bike in the past, converted from shaft to sprocket drive, but I can't think of why or where now....probably a beemer though, because of the amazing array of aftermarket stuff for loyal bmw owners.
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:08 AM   #5
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thanks thought so machine shop looking good and yea lower top end rpm
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:11 AM   #6
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It's very unlikely you'll be able to change the gearing. This is probably the single biggest downside to a shaft drive bike.
yea thanks but where there is a will there is a way
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:13 AM   #7
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Agreed, unless you've got access to a machine shop and alot of money.
thanks thought as much goin to machine shop tomorrow
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:59 AM   #8
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where there is a will there is a way
Which leads to:

"You can't make a silk purse out of a pig's ear."

"A fool and his money are soon parted."

And my personal favorite:
"Just ride the f'ing thing and enjoy it."
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