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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Just put 43 tooth sprocket on!!

Just put 43 tooth sprocket on and I think I'm going to love It. I have a 2012 versys with a slip on Jardine exhaust and put a commander on with It. 90 % of my driving Is on the freeway here In Phoenix,AZ so I'm driving 75 to 80 MPH most of the time. My fuel mileage has been 43 to 45 so I'm excited to see how much better I get with the drop In RPM. Will keep you all posted after I fill up In the next couple days.
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Well done! I have never done that mod! Let us know how you like it. The guys that do alot of highway never change back so it must be all good!





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Absolutley Love It!!Today first 80 miles on It all freeway. I was running with My GPS so I could see If my speedo changed runs 3 mph slower than I am really going. At 70 MPH my RPM is 5000 at 80 It's 5900 and dropping down to 60 runs an easy 4500. Can't really even notice horse power loss at all. Down shifting Is very smooth and easy don't think I will be switching back rides and sounds to nice.
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If you do alot of freeway driving I would say It has to be a must It's awesome, down shifts alot smoother and at 70 MPH an easy 5000 RPM can't wait to see my fuel mileage. Speedo is about 3 MPH slower so I will be checking miles with my GPS. Have a good day
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Now your odometer will read about 7% short of actual. When you calculate your fuel mileage, multiply it by 1.07 to get a comparable number to your previous gearing.

I put on a 43-tooth rear when I changed my chain and sprockets at 18800 miles. The problem is that winter showed up and then I quit the job that had me riding a bunch. I was not able to make a good comparison of mileage between the two gearing configurations.

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I bought mine used with the 3 tooth mod and compared the speedo to my GPS.
It's 3 MPH slower than indicated on the GPS. The lower gear ratio works great on this little goat machine.
I don't do much highway riding, but the backroad power delivery is just about perfect for my riding style.
My other bike is a BMW S1000RR, so the V isn't a rocketship by any means.
It is quite a good little utility machine and the gearing helps it work better as well as gives it great MPG. No range anxiety whatsoever
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Welcome to 'Club 43' I've done the swap and love it too.
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I'm glad you all added the caveat about riding on the highway. Because I already wonder where the acceleration that I so enjoyed with the stock versys went. And I didn't even change the rear sprocket size. I just added a Concours to my stable and it really showed me what acceleration is.

For me the Versys is a blast with stock gearing on the tight backroads I live to ride it on. Those of you that go to a 43 now know what a WeeStrom rides like.

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