Hell yes I'm glad I put a 14T front sprocket on!How many have done this and are you glad you did? Did it help with the low rpm stuttering? Have you noticed much of an improvement in response and performance?
I'm an old car guy and we always put in lower gears. Always said it was the best bang for the buck.Went to the 14t front last week.
Dealer wanted me to get the same "result" by staying 15t up front and going to a 43t rear with a 525 chain. Said my parts would last longer.
I chose the 14t with the stock rear 40t and the stock 530. Just use the correct 14t to fit that set.
Do I notice a change and do I like it?
Actually I did it because of guys like Mark and others here on the forum who said it was a great change.
Other than what Mark said about gearing around town the experience of the 14t in Sport will keep you on your toes in every gear including 6th. You can be in 6th doing 85 and can jump to 100 before you know what hit you.
It just changes the whole ride of the bike. I'm not sure it's for everybody, though. You can always go back.
BillI'm an old car guy and we always put in lower gears. Always said it was the best bang for the buck.
What range are you guys getting from a tank of gas before and after the gear change?
Dan I would think you would use more fuel but then again it just depends how a person drives. Most likely with the feel of more power it could get addicting.Bill
Can't be exact but since the change I've put on maybe 300 miles and I seem to be burning more with the 14t.
And to be even less helpful I can tell you personally that the way the bike rides and moves with the change it "feels" like this mod is going to put you at the pumps sooner rather than later. Can you go from fast to rocket on the same fuel?
But a much more advanced biker here has told me that he doesn't notice any change.
Assuming you're running the stock 530 chain and you buy a 530 14T front sprocket, then no.BTW, does one have to change the chain size and rear sprocket if you decide to go to 14T?
Ah good point!Assuming you're running the stock 530 chain and you buy a 530 14T front sprocket, then no.
The whole point of putting on a compatible 14T front sprocket is that you can keep the existing chain and rear sprocket. You only need a new chain if you increase the number of teeth on the rear sprocket while keeping a 15T front sprocket.