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Offline Kris

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14 tooth Front Sprocket
« on: February 04, 2017, 12:31:19 PM »
I was wondering if anyone can tell me if I can fit 14 tooth sprocket on a relatively new OEM chain?  I already fitted 15t, which is a definite improvement, but I still need to lower the gearing as I live in the mountains.  I could remove one link from the chain but I have no idea which master link I would need.  It is new xrx model.  thanks.

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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 01:08:05 PM »
Yeah, it should be fine
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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2017, 01:21:36 PM »
great, thanks! I will try

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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2017, 02:00:13 PM »
Anyone tried it the other way, ?was thinking about it for lowering revs touring, I do a lot of motorway

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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2017, 02:08:50 PM »
17 tooth is common, good for highways apparently.  but since Tiger's first gear is already very tall, I see no point.  high revs is where the bike feels the best.  i have had several bikes in my life, but never so tall first gear, it just does not make sense to me why would the company opted for it.  it is supposed to be Adventure bike,

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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2017, 02:47:14 PM »
I don't find it any taller than some of the BIG jap road bikes I have had before, I consider it to be primarily a road bike, for touring in my hands, so I don't need a hill climbing at walking speed bike, some say it needs a shorter 1st and longer top gear, but triumph are like most jap manufacturers, they sort of average out the gearing to try and suit every road, riding style and person, which is of course impossible,
I would be happy with a taller , lower revving top gear, 1st gear wont really matter on most European A/B roads and motorways, not for me, anyway,,,,,standard gearing  on average covers European adventure riding ......your needs will be very different in your country , (india?).. last time I ever drove in india, I wasn't worrying about gearing , I was worrying about whether my brakes were good and everyone else's seemingly lack of braking, lol
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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2017, 02:53:28 PM »
I have versys 1000 and Vulcan S with much lower first gears.  but 17t sprocket you can install very easy.

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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2017, 07:36:01 AM »
As I look at the swingarm markings, there is only 5mm left for the tightening of the chain.  I am not sure if there is enough space for 14 tooth.  i could reduce the number of links, but have no idea what kind of master link would fit into the stock chain.  i will get DID chain/JT sprocket kit in the future

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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2017, 10:16:09 PM »
I have been out on mine today for the first time, I kept going for 7th gear.
So the standard tooth is 16. So what are people that have changed them find best 17t or maybe 18t for roadie riding?
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Re: 14 tooth Front Sprocket
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 02:36:40 PM »
I would be concerned the 14t will eat the swing arm and rubber guide/protector. I would change the rear gear.
I've been using the 17t and love it, have a dirt bike in the garage when needed.
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