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    Junior Member larry joe's Avatar
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    I'm looking at putting a 42 tooth rear sproket on my 03. Currently I'm running a stock 50. I can get to 50/60 but with a lot of whinning. Wanting to read facts from those that have tried or use this setup?

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    Depends on what you plan to ride. I went to a 52 tooth. But I ride more off road. My bike came with a 45 and I didn't like it for off road riding in my area.
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    This fellow (Craigerk) seems real happy: "I ride street only only, going to work, in reign, leisurely, didn't think about throwing in there what I ride. If its not street its just going down a rail road bed that's in the same direction for a change of scenery. I have a 14/42 set up with a DG pipe, cone filter and stock jetting. I didn't get it new its an 05. But when I got it the only thing the guy had changed was the rear sprocket to a 47 but I wanted more top end so I swapped. Joke that helps and clarify. glad you don't want proof cause like I said i'm not good at doing wheelies and a big guy doing a wheely on a small Ish bike doesn't even look good ha ha "



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    Have you used the speed/sprocket calculator ?



    http://www.it-ideas.net/bike/calc.htm



    It shows that with the 42T you could easily cruise at 55-60, in 4th gear.


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    I'm happy with the 14/44 set up. My primary purpose is daily street:trail 90%:10%. I'd guess that if you are doing street riding and have relatively flat land, you will be happy.



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    Thanks you'll, I appreciate the insight. Will give it a lash and let you know how these hills and graveled roads do with the 14/42 setup.

    Larry

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    Personally, dropping all the way down to a 42 would not be your best choice... You indicate that you like to do some trails. To me, a 42 will impact you off-road a lot. Seems what in effect you are doing is pretty much giving up your 5 gear and as well making your 1st almost a pavement only gear. If you use the gear calculator you will see that a 45 will still give you an ok rpm in 4th for that 60mph. As well, your first gear will be a bit more capable in the dirt than with the 42. Those smaller rear sprockets did not work for me as I don't do much high speed travel.



    I'm not into selling stuff, but my try with a 45 did not last more than a couple of hundred miles. I will sell you the 45 tooth sprocket hanging from my rafter for $10 plus shipping. Gerry
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    I agree with Gerry. I run a 47 but I do alot of trail riding. Go with a 45. When I got my bike it came with a box of extra parts. a 45 tooth sprocket and chain was in it. Maybe PO tried it and didn't like it.
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    Well I'll take you up on that offer. I put the 42 on today and rode several miles. THERE IS NO GRUNT!!!! Top end is fine but I'm too old to be too concerned about being first. Tell me where you want me to send the $10.00. I've got this weekend and next to ride then I get my left knee replaced. I understand I'll be out a day or two they say?

    Thanks for the help you'll.

    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by joel View Post
    Well I'll take you up on that offer. I put the 42 on today and rode several miles. THERE IS NO GRUNT!!!! Top end is fine but I'm too old to be too concerned about being first. Tell me where you want me to send the $10.00. I've got this weekend and next to ride then I get my left knee replaced. I understand I'll be out a day or two they say?

    Thanks for the help you'll.

    Larry


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