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Offline Alan

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Re: Anyone changed the gearing??
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 12:00:32 AM »
Trouble is you will be slower accelerating so I think it would need to be a pretty long straight and you may actually be slower overall on the lap.  Are you hitting the rev limiter on the straight?  Perhaps yopu need a cheap track bike.  A gen 3 ZX10R is geared for about 190mph  :001:

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Re: Anyone changed the gearing??
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2018, 04:28:04 PM »
My chain and sprocket need doing, i have been told this -

Fit a -1 front sprocket and the bike will feel much more alive! 2nd gear at slow town riding speeds will feel much nicer. Also engine braking improves.

Truth in it? I do a lot of town riding so that does seem attractive. Is there a particular brand of chain and sprockets that are deemed better than the rest? Renthal and DID?

Thanks.
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Re: Anyone changed the gearing??
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2018, 05:00:57 PM »
That is exactly what I am thinking of trying, -1 on the front sprocket.  I actually did -1 front +2 rear on my ZX10R to combat the very tall first gear and made it great for slow speed riding.  It did cut top speed down from 190mph to 170mph but that was never an issue.  On the S1000R a drop of 10mph to 140mph shouldn't be an issue either as that is about the maximum speed for my local circuit.   
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Re: Anyone changed the gearing??
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2018, 07:20:40 AM »
The gearing on a sports bike like your ZX10 is a hell of a lot taller than on this bike though, so not sure if going down one on the front is really beneficial unless you want to do more revs on the motorway at 80MPH.

 1st and 2nd gear on the R is quite short in comparison. I reckon BMW have it spot on for road riding as it left the factory.
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Re: Anyone changed the gearing??
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2018, 09:27:17 AM »
Yes but for 12 it is cheap to try it and see what its like.  Quick and easy test and just put the original back on if I don't like it.

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Re: Anyone changed the gearing??
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2018, 11:41:19 AM »
The guy who gave me my advice (my post a few up) has a RR rather than the R. Wonder if that has taller gearing so more beneficial to him/that model?

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Re: Anyone changed the gearing??
« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2018, 11:56:56 AM »
According to Gearing Commander, they have the same gear ratios, the only difference being the higher red line on the S1000RR therefore higher maximum speed in each gear

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Re: Anyone changed the gearing??
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2019, 03:08:09 AM »
I have a new sprocket (-1) front if you're interesested. Used it about 15 miles. Wanted to see if I liked the gearing, went back to stock...  Definitely added the low end grunt...

 


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