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I want to make the bike have shorter gearing. Right now 2nd will go above 60 and I have really no reason to ever shift into 6th without breaking a federal law. I would like 1st 2nd and 3rd especially to be more usable at slow speed for technical riding. Does anyone have experience or recommendations on what kind of gearing i should look into? Change the front, the back, or both? I googled some stuff but I would love to hear firsthand from someone who has done it.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Well usually the easiest and cheapest way is to go down 1 tooth on the counter sprocket if it is available anywhere.
 

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Easiest as mentioned is to go down a tooth on front, won't (shouldn't ) need to change the chain then. They are available, there was a post on the AT thread on adv rider which gave the part number. JT sprockets do it but I can't remember the comparative Honda model.
 

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Will a 45t rear sprocket fit with the OEM chain?
 

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I have a 45t rear on mine with OEM chain fitted, granted it has 17,000 miles on it and has probably stretched but it went on no problem:wink2:
I had under 1000 miles when I went with a 44, and there was no way a 45 was going to make it for me...SC
 

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Bummer, looks like I'll be buying another chain to fit a 45t. That is unless I convince myself to just go with a 15t up front.
 

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Sprocketcenter.com has a 5% holiday discount going now. Oh, and free shipping in the US.
 

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45t sprocket and chain arrived today! Five days enroute.
 

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Hello everyone!

I want to make the bike have shorter gearing. Right now 2nd will go above 60 and I have really no reason to ever shift into 6th without breaking a federal law. I would like 1st 2nd and 3rd especially to be more usable at slow speed for technical riding. Does anyone have experience or recommendations on what kind of gearing i should look into? Change the front, the back, or both? I googled some stuff but I would love to hear firsthand from someone who has done it.

Thanks in advance!
Go two teeth higher on the rear wheel sprocket: 44 vs. 42 teeth. This supplies a decent (4.77%) increase in available torque with a corresponding effect on the speedo and odo readings.
 

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