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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old Aug 3rd, 2018, 3:56 pm
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I started with 0/+2/525 and that was a decent "move in the right direction"... then decided to try -1/+2 and it's a pretty huge change. Probably a bit beyond 'the sweet spot'... but damn it makes first and second gear fun/hooligan'ish. Undecided if I'm going to go back to 0/+2... but never going back to stock.
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Dave, do you think +3 in the rear would be the sweet spot then?

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It might be worth trying... I'm sure the -1 front does increase wear rate (though it's working well so far). Not sure what size the rear can go to before causing problems.

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Got my 43T rear sprocket put on today, took the pitch down to 525 and changed out the flange to something sexier.

Guys, if you’re running stock 40/15, your bike is unfinished (IMHO). It’s like night and day.

Before: You’re moving along at a good clip and come up on some cars. Passing not an option. Have to slow to 35mph, drop it to second, too high in the torque curve, try third again; borderline lugging. Ugh. ** Hit a really sharp angle, already leaned in, don’t want to downshift now, let the revs fall while still in third, hit apex, damn not enough power. Wait, there’s a 6th gear?

After: Acceleration comes on hard, first gear isn’t as unbearable (but it’s barely there), clutch feels a bit lighter. Second gear fine for a slow crawl. Third can do 35-40 mph all day and you’ll spend most of your time in it on twisties. Get up-on-it in the twisties and click it into 4th on apex exit until the next sharp turn approaches. Power is tight, smooth and delivers surprisingly fast. More overall time is spent “in the power.” Sixth gear 6k rpm at exactly 100. Just right.
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Got my 43T rear sprocket put on today, took the pitch down to 525 and changed out the flange to something sexier.
Quick question:
Did you change the front sprocket to match the width of the new rear?
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I have produced this table to illustrate the impact on gear change effect.
I used a 150mph top speed as a baseline although the bike may run a few mph faster so please don't tear-apart the messenger.
The (0~60 mph*) math methodology could be off as well as there's a limit to the improvement increased leverage would produce.

0~60 mph source:
https://www.zeroto60times.com/body-style/motorcycle/
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I've previously done -1F on the Panigale with great results but would prefer changing the rear sprocket for my current bikes.

BTW, here's some interesting stats between the Diavel, Monster 1200 and the Multistrada 1200/1260.
All internal gearbox ratios are the same. However, final drives are different as follows:
Diavel 15/43
Monster 15/41
Multistrada 15/40

I'm thinking of going +2R for both the Monster and the Multistrada.
Monster 43T
Multistrada 42T

Still undecided but looking for additional comments.

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On my 2016 Multistrada DVT, I upped the rear sprocket to 42 when I put on a new chain. That made a tremendous improvement in low end acceleration and overall feel. The DVT doesn't hit its stride until at least 4,000 rpm (min.); with the gearing change, I can spend all day at or over 4k without breaking 5,000 -- unless I want to.

Love the change and no second thoughts.
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I'll definitely be changing my rear gearing on my 1260 when it needs new sprockets. I love it on the 2011 I had. I'm debating between +2 or +3 in the rear.

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I'll definitely be changing my rear gearing on my 1260 when it needs new sprockets. I love it on the 2011 I had. I'm debating between +2 or +3 in the rear.
For me it's either -1F or +2R.
If you're still thinking about +3R, I would suggest -1F to try it out.
-1F is the same as +3R and the front sprocket is much cheaper and you can use your stock chain.
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