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    Unhappy I'm an idiot

    Got a package fron Procycle today, was so excited! Tore into it, and...

    Jet kit - Check!
    90* fuel filters - Check!
    47 tooth rear sprocket - Check!
    14 tooth countershaft sprocket - Ch...wait, what?!

    I was absolutely sure I had ordered a 15 tooth
    Checked what it would cost to get one shipped by itself- $15.00 part, $52.00 shipping, and then duty on top. SMH. The entire reason I waited until I had a decent list of things.
    To get one locally, for some reason, is going to take 8-10 weeks.

    Sorry, just needed to vent.
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    Bummer...!
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    before you send one back you may want to check the gear ratio charts from this post: https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...e-effects.html

    instead of a 15/47 you may want to go 15/50 or 14/47.

    Keep in mind if your going to periodically change gearing it's easier to change the rear sprocket than the countershaft sprocket. Then you could send the 15 countershaft sprocket back and get a second rear sprocket giving you three gearing options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    Checked what it would cost to get one shipped by itself- $15.00 part, $52.00 shipping, and then duty on top. SMH.
    How the heck does it add up to $52 shipping? That is a lot!!!!

    Would ebay be cheaper? Find someone in Canada selling one and buy from that person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeline View Post
    before you send one back you may want to check the gear ratio charts from this post: https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...e-effects.html

    instead of a 15/47 you may want to go 15/50 or 14/47.

    Keep in mind if your going to periodically change gearing it's easier to change the rear sprocket than the countershaft sprocket. Then you could send the 15 countershaft sprocket back and get a second rear sprocket giving you three gearing options.
    No, I'm not sending anything back. I'm running 14/47 now, changed the rear sprocket last year after running stock for a few hundred kms. Now I've put almost 9000 kms on that, and I'm convinced I could go 15/47. I suppose I could try and get a 45 rear. More options via changing the rear was the goal, I figured with a 15 up front, I could change the rear to almost anything in 1/2 an hour.
    Last edited by GTG; 04-25-2016 at 09:07 PM.
    "200 cubic centimeters of raw whining power,
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    Quote Originally Posted by elime View Post
    How the heck does it add up to $52 shipping? That is a lot!!!!.
    Because Canada is greedy as F*SK when it comes to anything crossing that border. They added stupidly high fees on musicians coming to play here, so only the big, arena packing acts can afford to do it. None of the people I like, that play small venues, have performed this side of the border for years. GRRR, now you've got me all wound up! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    No, I'm not sending anything back. I'm running 14/47 now, changed the rear sprocket last year after running stock for a few hundred kms. Now I've put almost 9000 kms on that, and I'm convinced I could go 15/47. I suppose I could try and get a 45 rear. More options via changing the rear was the goal, I figured with a 15 up front, I could change the rear to almost anything in 1/2 an hour.
    the 15 on the front is a big deal for you as all the highway riding you do. I put a 15 on this winter and it smoothed out the bike nicely, I was impressed, don't compensate with a 45 rear, it won't be the same. check you order with procycle, maybe they screwed up
    Last edited by grewen; 04-26-2016 at 11:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    check you order with procycle, maybe they screwed up
    That may be the case, but it is still on me, I went back and checked the confirmation e-mail they sent after I ordered and it lists a 14. If I had actually checked it carefully then, I could likely have changed it. As it is, mea culpa.
    "200 cubic centimeters of raw whining power,
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTG View Post
    No, I'm not sending anything back. I'm running 14/47 now, changed the rear sprocket last year after running stock for a few hundred kms. Now I've put almost 9000 kms on that, and I'm convinced I could go 15/47. I suppose I could try and get a 45 rear. More options via changing the rear was the goal, I figured with a 15 up front, I could change the rear to almost anything in 1/2 an hour.
    Not trying to talk you into anything, just trying to be helpful. Here are the gear ratios if you add a 44 to your collection:

    sprockets - final gear ratio
    15/47 - 3.13
    15/50 - 3.33

    14/44 - 3.14
    14/47 - 3.36
    14/50 - 3.57

    Add a 44 to your collection and you get a low that's close to the 15 with two extra options.

    Just a suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeline View Post
    Not trying to talk you into anything, just trying to be helpful. Here are the gear ratios if you add a 44 to your collection:

    sprockets - final gear ratio
    15/47 - 3.13
    15/50 - 3.33

    14/44 - 3.14
    14/47 - 3.36
    14/50 - 3.57

    Add a 44 to your collection and you get a low that's close to the 15 with two extra options.

    Just a suggestion.
    Oh no, I appreciate all the input, thank you. I was just saying that in addition to the numbers, I had done extensive 'butt dyno' research, and decided that a 15 up front would give me a range that suited my particular style of riding. Please feel free to continue sharing any insights you may have, I am always hungry for a tidbit I may have overlooked!
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