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Hi guys. I have a 2020 650 and am wondering about going up 1 tooth on the front sprocket. Anyone know what is standard size and has anyone already tried this. I want it to be a little less buzzy in the lower gears and longer between gear changes etc. I did this to my er6f and it was much better in my opinion. It did mess up the speedo though as sensor was on the sprocket drive shaft. Any ideas please
I dropped my front sprocket 1 tooth to 14...I ride in a lot of traffic and needed an extra punch to accelerate quickly....sacrificed top speed but that's fine by me. Easier to change front sprocket than add/reduce back sprocket because you can use the same chain.
 

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I dropped my front sprocket 1 tooth to 14...I ride in a lot of traffic and needed an extra punch to accelerate quickly....sacrificed top speed but that's fine by me. Easier to change front sprocket than add/reduce back sprocket because you can use the same chain.
What year? Any problems?
 

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Hi guys. I have a 2020 650 and am wondering about going up 1 tooth on the front sprocket. Anyone know what is standard size and has anyone already tried this. I want it to be a little less buzzy in the lower gears and longer between gear changes etc. I did this to my er6f and it was much better in my opinion. It did mess up the speedo though as sensor was on the sprocket drive shaft. Any ideas please
I changed the rear sprocket on my 2019 V650 from 46 to 43. I found the front a beast to work on; changing the rear was slightly more work but much easier to do without specialised tools.

It is a JT sprocket. Funnily, when it was delivered to me here in India, the invoice read "Marine Parts".

This is the site. It shows options for the front and rear sprockets both.

Like Eddie Copeman said, the 16T is the largest that the V650 can accommodate in the confines of the mounting area. So you cannot go any higher, only 16T or lower. That's why I preferred to change the rear.

The effects of the change as per gearingcommander.com:

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The feel on the road? Much, much better than the stock 46 which is like a frisky Labrador pup while the 43 is a mature adult dog, loping in a relaxed manner at high speeds with a 304 RPM gain. Seems small, but it adds up to quite an amount at the end of a 10 hour ride.

No issues of speedo error or ABS alert or anything like that on my bike that I have noticed.
 

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I changed the rear sprocket on my 2019 V650 from 46 to 43. I found the front a beast to work on; changing the rear was slightly more work but much easier to do without specialised tools.

It is a JT sprocket. Funnily, when it was delivered to me here in India, the invoice read "Marine Parts".

This is the site. It shows options for the front and rear sprockets both.

Like Eddie Copeman said, the 16T is the largest that the V650 can accommodate in the confines of the mounting area. So you cannot go any higher, only 16T or lower. That's why I preferred to change the rear.

The effects of the change as per gearingcommander.com:

View attachment 181261

The feel on the road? Much, much better than the stock 46 which is like a frisky Labrador pup while the 43 is a mature adult dog, loping in a relaxed manner at high speeds with a 304 RPM gain. Seems small, but it adds up to quite an amount at the end of a 10 hour ride.

No issues of speedo error or ABS alert or anything like that on my bike that I have noticed.
i'll take the Labrador pup, thank you. we obviously have a completely different riding style. when i crack those throttle bodies open, i want something big to happen right flippin' now.
 

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I NEVER attempt to wheelie on a street-bike, but several times on an Alaskan ride (bike FULLY loaded!) I've pulled out in FIRST GEAR onto the highway, only to realize that PERHAPS that car coming is closer than I'd thought, so I PINNED the throttle to WFO and 'carried the front wheel' thru first gear (and MAYBE into second!). Loaded like THIS:

P6222217 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr
 

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I NEVER attempt to wheelie on a street-bike, but several times on an Alaskan ride (bike FULLY loaded!) I've pulled out in FIRST GEAR onto the highway, only to realize that PERHAPS that car coming is closer than I'd thought, so I PINNED the throttle to WFO and 'carried the front wheel' thru first gear (and MAYBE into second!). Loaded like THIS:

P6222217 by Ed Copeman, on Flickr
wheelie in first gear, heck, there's so much junk on the back of the bike that it looks like the front wheel is barely touching the ground when parked. if you had the cop motor in there you would have looped the poor thing, and then trashed those pizza pie sized tail lights. those things are so big you probably gave some old lady a heart attack when you tapped the brakes.
 

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