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After further research, I see others that have made this sprocket change have experienced issues with the gear indicator reading a gear higher after second gear. I think I will pass for now on it for now. Being pretty OCD, that would annoy me to death.
Thanks to all who have performed or explored this issue.
I have ordered new sprockets (16/42) and will be getting them installed in a few weeks.
Currently on my V1k, here are some performance specs based on my driving style and experience running 93 octane fuel. I am carrying a Drybag 600 with about 100 lbs of gear. No pillion.
At highway speeds of 70-75 mph, my rpms are ~4250 and ~4400 respectively, ~48 mpg.
At highway speeds of 55-60 mph, my rpms are ~3400 rpm, ~51.4 mpg.
I will tell you how these stats change with the new sprockets installed.
With all the pollution and climate change, what kind of world will we leave Keith Richards?