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Not tracking it quite yet, as it's my first bike. Looks like changing just the front would be the most affordable option and let me keep my stock chain. What is recommended for teeth count/brand for the new sprocket(s)? Just wanna make it more ridable around town :)
 

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doubt you could even find a smaller counter for the 749.you can go up 2 teeth on the back with the stock chain(41).that seems a good ratio.some go more,so it going to depend on what speeds you cruise at
 

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doubt you could even find a smaller counter for the 749.you can go up 2 teeth on the back with the stock chain(41).that seems a good ratio.some go more,so it going to depend on what speeds you cruise at
Just found that out from a friend after posting :-\. Now what should I look for in brands? Recommended sites to order from?

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Looking at Sprocket Specialists 41T Titan Tough
 

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Check out Kneedraggers. I just ordered a new front and rear sprocket and chain from them.
 

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Just found that out from a friend after posting :-\. Now what should I look for in brands? Recommended sites to order from?

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Looking at Sprocket Specialists 41T Titan Tough

AFAM hard anodized aluminum 41T lightweight and tough

Stay away from the Vortex aluminum......If alum, must be hard anodized, otherwise it won't last as long.
 

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I second that

I've ordered lots of stuff from KneeDraggers, great site with good prices!
 

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AFAM 14/42 with DID 520 gold chain makes my 749S a happy bike!! Wasn't sure about going +4 in the rear (S models are 14/38) but it was worth it in every way!!
 

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not to hijack your thread but I am making the ride from Dallas, TX to Indy for MotoGP and I was wondering if anyone has added front teeth to a 749 and gotten a difference in mileage??
 

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just ordered a 41T Sprocket Specialties, going to give it a shot. I figure this way I spend $60 and see if i like it, at worst i spent another $60 for a sprocket and some more to buy a chain to get exactly what i want.

Just want to clarify, I can use the stock chain with this setup right? 14/41
 

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Not tracking it quite yet, as it's my first bike. Looks like changing just the front would be the most affordable option and let me keep my stock chain. What is recommended for teeth count/brand for the new sprocket(s)? Just wanna make it more ridable around town :)
RTnLSLtn

I've come across this article on the net not too long ago.
Hope it helps.

Regards

The best production superbike in the world. Period. Nothing comes close, not to the quality, not to the sound, not to the poser value, not to the fit or finish. Simply put the bike for those who demand the best. So why have you suffered through that ridiculous tall first gear? Change the sprockets and chain to the 520 - what they are supposed to be- and fix the gearing while you are at it with this special priced value package.

This fits all of the Ducati 749 and 999 and increases power response across the rev range. Dyno tests prove that you can reach peak torque and HP an average of .3 seconds faster than stock! Even with amazing copious amounts of torque, if you can't get the bike in the power range sooner you can't be going faster sooner.

Stock sprocket sizes for the 999 are 15 tooth front 36 tooth rear which has a final drive ratio of 2.40 Our optimum ratio is 14 tooth front 38 tooth rear which has a final drive ratio of 2.71. For the 749, optimum gearing is a 14 front and 41 rear.

Extensive testing on the street, eddy current dyno and on the race track have proven that this is the optimum ratio for your bike, however you may choose any combination of front and rear sprockets for your application.
 

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14/41 is a good choice on the 749, and the SS Titan Tough are excellent sprockets. I like stock chain sizes personally as I don't think there's any, or enough, to be gained by going to 520, but that's been debated to death and both sides are probably right.

I don't know if the stock 98 link chain will fit or not, but it's worth a shot.

One question though: How many miles are on the chain and sprockets now?
 

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RTnLSLtn

I've come across this article on the net not too long ago.
Hope it helps.

Regards

The best production superbike in the world. Period. Nothing comes close, not to the quality, not to the sound, not to the poser value, not to the fit or finish. Simply put the bike for those who demand the best. So why have you suffered through that ridiculous tall first gear? Change the sprockets and chain to the 520 - what they are supposed to be- and fix the gearing while you are at it with this special priced value package.

This fits all of the Ducati 749 and 999 and increases power response across the rev range. Dyno tests prove that you can reach peak torque and HP an average of .3 seconds faster than stock! Even with amazing copious amounts of torque, if you can't get the bike in the power range sooner you can't be going faster sooner.

Stock sprocket sizes for the 999 are 15 tooth front 36 tooth rear which has a final drive ratio of 2.40 Our optimum ratio is 14 tooth front 38 tooth rear which has a final drive ratio of 2.71. For the 749, optimum gearing is a 14 front and 41 rear.

Extensive testing on the street, eddy current dyno and on the race track have proven that this is the optimum ratio for your bike, however you may choose any combination of front and rear sprockets for your application.
rock on. I'll give this setup a shot, if I want more bottom end I'll raise to a 14/43 setup and swap to a 520 chain


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2400 miles on the bike, chain looks brand new...hell the bike looks brand new. I can't find the thread right now but there was one where 2 guys confirmed using stock chain with 14/41 setup... hope they're right :)
 
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