I think you will be fine with the stock 122 link chain with 14/47. My 122 link has a lot of snail adjustment available with the stock gearing - you may want to consider getting a 122 O ring or X ring chain - it will not stretch out nearly as much as the OEM chain.how many teeth do you usually have to take out of the stock chain when going to 14/47?
that would be awesome haha. its only got 200 miles on it so its not stretched much yet and im at the very beginning of the snail adjusters. sprocket should be in tomorrow, guess i'll wait and see! haha if not i have a chain break toolI think you will be fine with the stock 122 link chain with 14/47. My 122 link has a lot of snail adjustment available with the stock gearing - you may want to consider getting a 122 O ring or X ring chain - it will not stretch out nearly as much as the OEM chain.
Makes sense... Guess you just created more work for me, putting a 15 up front, instead of 47 out back.Just for the sake of 14/47 as ti 15/50 I would go with the later. Much easier on the chain. The smaller the rear the more strain on the chain to turn the tire. the leverage stays the same on the 50 when you put the 15 on the front and with the one extra tooth the chain doesn't have to bend as far.
Hello,Wow thats high gearing. I run 15/ 47 on my 99 and 14/45 on my 15 and they both top out at 118-120 km/hr but I feel like it could do more if geared higher. Not sure if I am hitting the 9000 rpm rev limiter built into the CDI.
30,000 miles....for real?!Great stuff Maxpower, I've been running 15/42 for more than 30 000 miles now and I'm enjoying every moment, I also live in the city and being able to go over 70 mph on the free way makes a huge difference, I don't have to worry about the big trucks chasing me down any more!
Yes sir, I ride my bike daily commuting to work and back and then over the weekends I take longer trips, the climate in South Africa allows me to ride my bike right through the year and then at the end of the year when its in the middle of our summer I usually take a 2000 mile month long road trip30,000 miles....for real?!