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post #10 of (permalink) Old 05-15-2019, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by funflyingguy View Post
hi all,

my 2018 1000LT has about 1300 miles on it now. but i really dont care at all for the extremely low gearing of it and dont expect my opinion will change much.

i see that stock the front/rear tooth count is 15/43. in my searches here, havent found alot of feedback for which makes more sense to change. i'm leaning towards the rear sprocket only and reducing it to a 42 or 41 tooth (roughly 2.5 - 4.6% reduction). thats roughly the equivalent of 1.5 - 2.0 inches. (increasing the front by 1 tooth is about a 6.6% increase and more that i think i want for now...)
not sure much that would affect the chain adjustments. FYI: the speedo/mileage change doesnt bother me at all, with this small a change.

first hand experience with this change is what i'm hoping for. any out there?

thanks all....
I have a 2016 1000..I changed the rear from 43 to 41. Much happier at highway speeds, didnít notice a huge difference in acceleration.
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