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Old 12th June 2018, 10:45 PM
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I'd prefer a standard one. The mature current owner may not have altered the gearing and messed with the sensors for track days ect but it sounds like someone did. Who needs more grunt out of the corners than a standard R1 has?
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Old 12th June 2018, 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by pedrosixfour
Adding teeth to the rear sprocket effectively shortens the gearing. The bike accelerates quicker because the rear wheel is turning at a lower rate, for a given engine speed. Meaning the powertrain is doing less work.
Yep, pretty effective and cheap mod, if you have a bike that could use some more power at lower RPMs.
I did it for years on my old Hornet 600 and the difference was noticeable (and enjoyable). I really don't see any use for that in a R1, especially for road use.

Keep in mind that changing the gearing this way also means:
- The bike is significantly more nervous at lower gears
- Speed indicator and total mileage on the bike will be altered
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Old 13th June 2018, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by fast3r
Speed indicator and total mileage on the bike will be altered
Weĺl I can't comment on the R1, because I don't know what way it is set up, but the mileage and speed reading of any bike that has the speedo drive on the front wheel will be unaffected by a sprocket change.
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Old 13th June 2018, 08:53 AM
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An R1 that has been wheelied and fast ridden... that's crazy, who buys an R1 to do all that?

definitely walk away
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Old 13th June 2018, 11:04 AM
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An R1 that has been wheelied and fast ridden... that's crazy, who buys an R1 to do all that?

definitely walk away
This^^^
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Old 13th June 2018, 11:30 AM
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if it was whelleyd heaps and the oil pick up was not adjusted to feed the engine parts with oil when wheeling could easily wear them down if you get me
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Old 13th June 2018, 01:23 PM
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Went up 2 teeth on the rear on the R6 a couple of months ago and left the front standard. I don't tend to get up to max speed when commuting in Dublin, so acceleration made more sense
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Old 13th June 2018, 01:24 PM
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also, you can stick a lock thru the holes

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