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Offline applecorp

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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2021, 12:50:09 PM »
Oh nice, cheers for that. 

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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2021, 12:02:04 AM »
I made this change about two years ago and have been very pleased with it. I lose about 500 RPM at 70+MPH. It is just more comfortable in cruise - for the engine and for me. In my case, it helped oil consumption. Anything north of 5,000 RPM and mine starts using far more oil than at slower speeds. At say 60, it will almost never use any. I have 48,000 miles, but the bike has been that way almost from new. It's either rings or valve guides/seals but have controlled it well enough that I do not want to open up an otherwise really good engine.

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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2021, 02:14:46 AM »
Can you use the stock chain when changing to the 17 tooth sprocket?

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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2021, 02:23:33 AM »
Yes - I did. In fact, I changed both sprockets and the chain all together with a standard length kit. I did get the insulated front sprocket - just felt better about it.

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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2021, 03:21:02 AM »
Thanks, good to know.

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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2021, 11:21:00 PM »
All done very subtle difference in performance but now at a steady 60mph returning 64mpg as sits at 4000rpm
should have come from the factory as this. 
Best mod done apart from the Heed bunker bars. 
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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2021, 09:10:02 AM »
Where did you get the sprocket from?

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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2021, 09:46:48 AM »
Sounds like a good idea.

Did you get the insulated sprocket and a link would be good.  Seen some on eBay pretty cheap.

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« Last Edit: April 05, 2021, 09:55:55 AM by 2wheelstony »

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Re: 17 tooth front sprocket
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2021, 10:36:04 AM »
Ebay is one easy source that has them and I'd go for JT Power brand sprockets for quality. They produce the sprockets in both forms, with dampener ring and plain steel.  :028:
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