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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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14 tooth sprocket on a 500

Hi folks, today I installed a 14t front sprocket on my bike and have been out for a ride.
Acceleration is noticeably improved in all gears. The bike pulls away a lot faster from traffic and can spin the bike wheel if you deliberately give it too much throttle going round a corner.
Too early to tell how it will affect fuel economy but since its already great on fuel I'm not worried.
I have yet to hoik the front wheel off the ground unless from a standing start.

Has anyone else performed this modification and if so what were your experiences
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-29-2018, 12:54 AM
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To each their own, but to me this bike is already geared so low not sure why you'd go even lower?
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I added the Vortex 14 tooth sprocket to my 500. Big change in performance. Pulls a lot harder in all gears . Only tops out at 100 mph. And gas took a lil bit of a hit but not that bad. But 1st gear got way shorter!!! So Great for funnin around on surface streets and bar hopping but not great if its your main long haul all day highway commuter.
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Be aware - the speedo reads from teh gearbox, not the wheel - you may have to use a speedo healer
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Be aware - the speedo reads from teh gearbox, not the wheel - you may have to use a speedo healer
You sure? Most bikes with ABS use the ring sensor on the wheel to read speed as it’s doing that job anyway.
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Speedo healer? how and were do i find one?
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