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post #161 of 170 (permalink) Unread 04-15-2019, 10:19 AM
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I did a 43t rear. First gear is use able now! Definitely a nice upgrade.
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post #162 of 170 (permalink) Unread 04-15-2019, 01:44 PM
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I did a 43t rear. First gear is use able now! Definitely a nice upgrade.
So No issues at all with the Electronics? Which sprocket brand did you use?
I don't want to lose the rubber dampening on the front sprocket, so I am highly considering this mod.

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So No issues at all with the Electronics? Which sprocket brand did you use?
I don't want to lose the rubber dampening on the front sprocket, so I am highly considering this mod.
Just a basic JT steel sprocket. Got over 100 miles in and no issue yet; people say that the fault will trigger between 60-80 miles.
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Did you keep the stock chain?
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Did you keep the stock chain?
Yes I did. Its well used but in good shape so the stretch might be helping, but the math says a stock chain should be fine with only 3 extra teeth.
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Just a basic JT steel sprocket. Got over 100 miles in and no issue yet; people say that the fault will trigger between 60-80 miles.
Thank you, I will order the JT JTR486.43.

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Question: Has anyone tried 15/45 combination yet? Curious.
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post #168 of 170 (permalink) Unread 04-20-2019, 08:14 PM
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I did the 15 tooth. Really like the improvement. First gear matters again. Feels much better in 3rd and 4th gear. 5-6 gear are still screaming between 60-75mph. But that's how this bike and 300cc's works. I get it. I didn't buy it for the interstate.

Standard chain and sun sprocket were installed. I wear a helmet, so I haven't heard the non dampened difference. Sprocket change makes me compelled to keep it. It flicks like a champ and feels nimble enough for my riding style.

Really appreciate everyone's efforts and input,

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Just had the countershaft sprocket changed. I planned to changed it myself but age and wisdom is starting to get in the way of me doing things (including tree trimming and painting). What a difference 1 tooth makes (14 to 15). The bike takes off from stop much nicer and it behaves like a "normal" bike now. I could not be happier, and no noises follow the change.

I had my dealer change the stock sprocket with a versys 650 front sprocket (dampened as well). To my surprise the 650 sprocket was off by 3.5 mm from the stock one, so the mechanic installed 2 - 1.75mm trust washers to compensate and align. I'm wondering if the noises some brothers are noticing are from misaligned chain/countershaft issues.
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