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sibyrnes Jun 3rd, 2018 9:17 am

2012 Multistrada 1200S Gearing
 
Love my 2012 Multistrada but the gearing is way to high. First gear just takes off and I have to ride the clutch to have any control at slow speeds. It looks like the choices for rear sprockets are limited so I am considering going to a 14 tooth in the front. Will the chain clear the swing arm with a 14 tooth? It looks close there.

opus Jun 3rd, 2018 11:22 am

I would advise going with a 42 rear instead to make it easier on the chain. Lots of threads on the topic if you search a bit.


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DaveNZ Jun 3rd, 2018 5:25 pm

^^ Yip, larger rear sprocket is easier on the chain, it also reduces the the wheel base slightly, so i dropped my forks through the the triple clamp by 5mm more. A-14 tooth sprocket pulls the chain around a tight arc which speeds up wear. 15 tooth is still a small sprocket, i always go larger on the rear. (like women do with age)

opus Jun 3rd, 2018 9:47 pm

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveNZ (Post 6872882)
^^ Yip, larger rear sprocket is easier on the chain, it also reduces the the wheel base slightly, so i dropped my forks through the the triple clamp by 5mm more. A-14 tooth sprocket pulls the chain around a tight arc which speeds up wear. 15 tooth is still a small sprocket, i always go larger on the rear. (like women do with age)


I bought the 42 when I was changing out the chain and sprockets and the chain came two links longer to compensate.


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Wolverine1 Jun 4th, 2018 7:39 am

I agree with everyone above. -1 front is the equivalent of a +3 rear. I (on other bikes) have always like +2 because it's more subtle. Haven't changed the MTS as I'm pretty satisfied as is. Lower gearing will have the front coming up even more under hard acceleration, which I don't need!

sibyrnes Jun 4th, 2018 9:56 am

Thanks guys. Yeah, I'm aware of the theory of a smaller sprocket causing additional wear but I have never seen any facts or actual experiences regarding how much of a difference it makes. My main concern is whether the 14 tooth sprocket will clear the swing arm without rubbing. Any help there?

DaveK Jun 4th, 2018 2:47 pm

I went 0/+2 and that was good... so I tried -1/+2 and thats great fun but maybe a bit much, I bought a stock front to maybe switch back... but I’m having too much fun atm.

sergeantnic Jun 4th, 2018 3:51 pm

This is probably a dumb question and been answered a hundred times but if I go +2 in the rear, I'm assuming you buy a longer chain at the same time?

Jdan Jun 4th, 2018 4:53 pm

My 13 Multi stock chain worked with plus 2 on the rear. It did shorten the wheelbase slightly but not a problem. For my preferences I think plus 2 is about the perfect gearing for the Multi it makes all gears more usable.

DaveNZ Jun 4th, 2018 4:59 pm

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Originally Posted by sergeantnic (Post 6874186)
This is probably a dumb question and been answered a hundred times but if I go +2 in the rear, I'm assuming you buy a longer chain at the same time?

If your chain needs replaceing, then yes, but there is enough adjustment to use your existing chain, it just shortens your wheel base by about 15mm, I've done this on both my bikes, my 1290GT has 2 teeth larger on the rear and I'm still using the original chain, on my Multi I'm now on a new chain, so added 2 extra links, but i ran the original chain on the 42tooth sprocket for 10,000Kms.


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