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42 tooth rear is awesome

Got about 750 miles on the new chain and sprockets, couldn't be happier with this very-little-additional-cost upgrade. It should be the OEM setup, puts the bike right in the sweet rpms at the bottom and top ends, significantly more grunt down low and much less need to downshift passing at highway speeds, and a quick check at the top was gratifying - still accelerating when I backed off at 145mph (indicated). Also no loss in gas mileage detected though I know lots of factors here, but seems even easier to average 40+mpg per tank without scrimping on grins.

This set is from sprocketcenter, $409.95 to my door, and $130 to my tech for the install.
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Nice. Thanks for the pics and feedback. Gold chains makin' the comeback. On motorcycles rather than harry Italian chests anyway.

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15-42 is great

Is the quick change have a steel ring or aluminum?
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Yes I did the same from the Sprocket Centre (good service and nice people) but with the non quick change carrier. Great upgrade, really smoothed it out at low revs then I added the Fat Ducs which made it even better.

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Got about 750 miles on the new chain and sprockets, couldn't be happier with this very-little-additional-cost upgrade. It should be the OEM setup, puts the bike right in the sweet rpms at the bottom and top ends, significantly more grunt down low and much less need to downshift passing at highway speeds, and a quick check at the top was gratifying - still accelerating when I backed off at 145mph (indicated). Also no loss in gas mileage detected though I know lots of factors here, but seems even easier to average 40+mpg per tank without scrimping on grins.

This set is from sprocketcenter, $409.95 to my door, and $130 to my tech for the install.
Looks nice Dad ! Were you on the stock gear combination 15/40 and switched to 15/42 at change ?

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Probably going to be my next mod when I wear the original chain/sprocket out.

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How about $30,- for a 14T front? Same result, much cheaper.


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This is the second time replacing the chain & sprockets and my first time changing from stock gearing (15/40).

The quick change carrier is "AFAM/Superlite CNC Machined 6061-T6 billet alloy Quick Change Sprocket Carrier (Black or Gold)" (link below).

If I was only replacing the front sprocket, then yes, purchasing a single 14T would be much cheaper, but if you're replacing the whole kit and AFAM/Superlite CNC Machined kaboodle, then the cost differential is much less. In fact, I just checked my records and the dealer charged me $430 the first time for sprockets and chain, so this mod was cheaper.(may have gotten poked).

Maybe it's the gold but this whole setup looks much beefier than the previous set. Says rated to "1400cc" so I can ride like a 'Busa boy I guess.

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Thats the route I went to try the 2.86 gear ratio to see if I liked . My sproks n chain were almost new . 30 bucks seemed alot more logical than just about 500 bucks . Now im in the need for new chain n sproks so ill probably try the 2.80 ratio 15/42 combo. I really liked how the 14tooth pulled out of corners and from the starting line though .

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