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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-18-2011, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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44T Rear Sprocket Question

When I put a 44 tooth rear sprocket on my new '09 will I need to take any links out of the stock chain (so I can order a new master link ahead of time), or can I just move the axle back enough ?

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stock chain is fine no need to remove any links.


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Cool. Thanks very much.

Between the 43T vs 44T, what seems to be the consensus ?
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I put a 44 on at 15,000 km and currently at 22,000km so no problem with chain and still have plenty of adjustment left.
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44T is the ticket.
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Thanks again for the replies.

I don't want to lose the neato mid range/traffic oomph but want to relax the mill a little and wouldn't mind an accurate speedo reading either.
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Yeah, 44T is pretty much perfect overall (+4.54% over stock gearing).
43T (+6.98%) gives you an accurate speedometer, but is a bit overkill in most conditions.
I'm running a 45T, but with a taller Conti Trail Attack 150/70 rear tire (+~5%).
I won't mind going down to +2.22% though, with 160/60 Pirelli Scorpion Trail and my 45T...
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I think we pretty much said it all here...http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...4+tooth+ticket

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Not quite, here is the other point of view...
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=4462

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Not quite, here is the other point of view...
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=4462
There's plenty of threads on here about gearing Element...he asked about the 44t specifically which is why I linked it...

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