my bike only has 1500 miles on it. i just want to lower the gearing a bit. i don't mind spending the money if i have to. on all my other bikes, i just usually change the countershaft sprocket and be done with it. seems kind of a waste to dump a perfectly good chain and sprockets to lower the gearing a bit. however, if that's what it takes to do it right, then i guess that's what i'll have to do.danielspdx said:Unless the preexisting components are new or near-new, I'm an advocate of changing all parts of the final drive at the same time. Skimping on critical components can be very dangerous IMO. There's nothing wrong with being frugal, but being cheap usually costs more in the long run.