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Old 04-08-2010, 06:44 AM   #76
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Thanks for all the info.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:42 PM   #77
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Removing the sprocket

How long does it take you to change the sprocket? How hard is it to get it off, and what tool do you use?
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:13 PM   #78
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How long does it take you to change the sprocket? How hard is it to get it off, and what tool do you use?
I think it takes me about 15-20 minutes including adjusting the chain. The first time it took a little longer because the sprocket didn't want to come off. Now it's an easy job. You need a T25 to remove the cover and, I think, a 17mm socket to remove the sprocket bolt. Plus the tools to adjust the chain.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:32 AM   #79
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Just gone 15t front sprocket and 45t rear and I'm loving it so far. Much better low speed control/response and still plenty of poke if you need it. I guess a days cruising at high speed will be the cost in terms of fuel consumption but on first impression, I can't believe that I didn't do this sooner.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:53 PM   #80
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Just gone 15t front sprocket and 45t rear and I'm loving it so far. Much better low speed control/response and still plenty of poke if you need it. I guess a days cruising at high speed will be the cost in terms of fuel consumption but on first impression, I can't believe that I didn't do this sooner.
which 45T did you go with?
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:29 PM   #81
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which 45T did you go with?
Blurb said:

"SUPERSPROX TRI-METAL SPROCKET

Part number – 6 - 45 (This fits standard 525 pitch, with 45 teeth)

To Fit:

BMW F800GS 08 > 09

Brand new in the pack Supersprox Tri-Metal Sprocket

These innovative sprockets have an anodised gold alloy centre to give a weight saving over standard with a carbon-steel outer to give the durability and longevity of a steel sprocket.

· Saves weight over standard steel sprockets
· Lasts more than 3 times longer than alloy sprockets - Up to 20,000 miles!
· Stays looking great, as the chain’s running marks stay on the black steel part of the sprocket not the gold alloy part."
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Old 04-29-2010, 04:48 PM   #82
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Just gone 15t front sprocket and 45t rear and I'm loving it so far. Much better low speed control/response and still plenty of poke if you need it. I guess a days cruising at high speed will be the cost in terms of fuel consumption but on first impression, I can't believe that I didn't do this sooner.
How many links did you need on your chain to get the 45t sprocket on? Did it fit with stock length?
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Old 04-30-2010, 01:27 AM   #83
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How many links did you need on your chain to get the 45t sprocket on? Did it fit with stock length?
116 links; same as the OEM chain although I've replaced it with a DID and bear in mind that I've come down a tooth on the front sprocket.
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Old 04-30-2010, 02:33 PM   #84
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116 links; same as the OEM chain although I've replaced it with a DID and bear in mind that I've come down a tooth on the front sprocket.
thanks

What RPMs is the Engine running at in 6th gear at 60mph with you 15/45 combo? Can you cruise comfortably at highway speeds?
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Old 04-30-2010, 03:27 PM   #85
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What is this computer of which you speak of? I threw mine away....

actually, the BMW did me a favor and did not install it on the bike.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:55 AM   #86
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What RPMs is the Engine running at in 6th gear at 60mph with you 15/45 combo? Can you cruise comfortably at highway speeds?
Just off on a jaunt to France so will let you know later having given it a good run.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:10 AM   #87
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What RPMs is the Engine running at in 6th gear at 60mph with you 15/45 combo? Can you cruise comfortably at highway speeds?
With me (210lbs), tank bag and Zega panniers loaded for a week away, 4250 rpm at 60 mph. Very comfortable.
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:50 PM   #88
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With me (210lbs), tank bag and Zega panniers loaded for a week away, 4250 rpm at 60 mph. Very comfortable.
thanks Wildman, sounds like a good combo.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:05 PM   #89
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thanks Wildman, sounds like a good combo.
I love it. It's now the bike I wanted. A word of warning; it is affecting fuel consumption (by how much I don't know as I never measured before), the bars and pegs are a little more "zingy" during a long cruise and there is a noticeable lack of "zip" when accelerating in fourth gear. You need to change up quickly. The bike still goes like hell but you've got to make it. For me, I'll trade all of that for the control I now have at low speed. It's a truly phenomenal difference.



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Old 05-04-2010, 02:38 PM   #90
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166 miles of riding between 50 and 60 mph (59 miles on national highways; two lane roads with roundabouts and a 90 kph/56 mph speed limit, a short city visit and 107 miles on an autoroute - read Interstate - into a stiff headwind) used 11.85 litres or 3.13 US gallons giving 53 mpg and a 224 mile tank range.

How does that compare to "standard" fuel consumption?
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