Anyone done a 14/40 sprocket combo?
I am posting on behalf of the fella, a new member here (HalfmyLife), who bought my 2007 V. He has to wait 48 hours to post again, and is chomping at the bit.
He contacted me with a few questions about maintenance history and we got talking about sprockets. I mentioned that I had put a 14 tooth on the front, but that he might prefer a 15, or even a 16 as he commutes on the highway. I had told him that the next maintenance item would likely be the rear sprocket, which could be changed with the next chain.
Anyways, long story short, he has asked for the collective wisedom of keeping the 14 tooth front, and putting a 40 tooth on the rear. That gives him basically the same ratio as a 16/46 IIRC. I suggested that he would likely have to remove a link or two from the chain for that combo, and didn't think anyone had done such a combo before. I would think the bigger gears would be better for chain life as well, but what does the collective think?
Can you get away with running a 14/40?
2007 Versys Black, V35 Bags, H&B Bars, Skidmarx Hugger.Fender Ex., Avon Distanzia, Braided Lines, Hella 65W bulbs Arrow Can, DNA Air filter, GIVI tall screen (for winter), PCIII, Baldwin Saddle. **SOLD**
2011 KTM SM-T. Crash bars, E55 Top Box, Fender extender front and rear.
Last edited by Red Herring; 04-29-2011 at 12:13 AM.