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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old Jul 23rd, 2018, 9:00 am Thread Starter
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1260 Gearing and Final Drive Discussion

I don’t know how you guys who bought stock 1200s felt, but the gearing on my 1260 is much too tall.

My mechanic advised against going down to a 14T front sprocket, saying it changes the geometry of the drive in a way that could create too much swing arm friction. So I’m going up on the back sprocket.

Anybody have an opinion about 2.8 vs 2.86 final drive ratio? I don’t mind so much sacrificing some theoretical top-end speed to shorten the gearing and tighten thinks up. I’m leaning towards 43T/15T and going to a 525 pitch.
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I changed my 2103 multi gearing to 15/43 and the bike pulls great also I have been very happy with the improved 6th gear highway gearing. 80 MPH is 5000 rpm but 60 mph is 4200 rpm just above this bikes dip in the torque curve. I would stay with the 530 chain and of the best quality sold. I used an EK530 SRX2 chain and had to adjust more often than the stock chain. Make certain that you leave the same space from tire to cat as stock your the cat will cook the tire when you stop after every ride. I used the SuperSprox brand front and rear, showing no wear after 13,000 miles.
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I have done the 15/42 conversion on my 2011 Multistrada and the change has been very beneficial. However, 2nd was unusable in town and the 6th was too tall for highway speeds. Both cases solved. No change whatsoever in consumption. This is not the case with the 1260 though. I found it to be really civilized, without any jerkiness on 1st and 2nd gears. Maybe the 6th is too tall but this is a change that is not really needed in the 1260, only desired. I stayed with the same chain (530 and 108 links). Constant lubrication with a tutoro oiler solved my problems with longevity. 16K kms now on this chain and I haven't even tightened it yet.

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When it is time to change the chain and sprockets on my 1260 I will probably go with a 43 in the rear, like I did with my 1200. I like to be able to crawl along in first gear without wearing out the clutch if I want to, and 6th is still high enough it won't have any detrimental effects there either.

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Anybody have an opinion about 2.8 vs 2.86 final drive ratio?
Negligible difference.
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Thanks guys.

I haven’t liked second gear around town really. I’ve tested it out just driving at the same rpm and seeing how smooth it is and you just get these random jerkey pulls. Not really horrible, but we can do better. And as it stands, sixth has been my “cruise control gear.”

I’m going to pop in a Superlite 15/43 525 conversion kit with a DID chain.

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I changed my 2103 multi gearing to 15/43 and the bike pulls great also I have been very happy with the improved 6th gear highway gearing. 80 MPH is 5000 rpm but 60 mph is 4200 rpm just above this bikes dip in the torque curve. I would stay with the 530 chain and of the best quality sold. I used an EK530 SRX2 chain and had to adjust more often than the stock chain. Make certain that you leave the same space from tire to cat as stock your the cat will cook the tire when you stop after every ride. I used the SuperSprox brand front and rear, showing no wear after 13,000 miles.
Can you elaborate on this??

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Can you elaborate on this??
I think what monk meant is when you put a larger sprocket and keep the same chain, the rear wheel moves forward closer to a CAT converter.
There are 2 options:
1. Use a longer chain
2. Or (as I did, but not for that reason) put non-CAT exhaust headers. Akra is the best!
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Yes zr1000 is right, add 2 links to the chain length which should put the rear wheel in the middle of the adjustment range.
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I waited until my chain went on my 13 Multi to replace the sprockets (mistake on waiting). Went up 2 in the rear. Absolutely should have done that as soon as I got the bike, without waiting for the chain. That was WAY worth the cost of admission and I'll do that swap asap on the next one.

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