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Old 03-04-2012, 07:07 AM   #11491
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I'm surprised dropping one tooth on the front is sufficient to now make the chain too long. I have done it on several of my track day bikes through the years and never had a problem. Adding another two tooth on the rear (from 50 to 52) might solve your chain length problem, but I think the low end gain will not be subtle. The change will be substantial and in my opinion exacerbate the issue of the engine already turning high rpm in 6th gear. IMO sixth gear is too low and this will make it worse. Each to his own of course. Hope it works out for you.
FYI at 6000 RPM in sixth gear your speed will be 83 MPH. With the new gearing (15/52) at 6000 RPM your speed will be 75 MPH.

http://www.bikerenews.com/Stories_Ar...Calculator.htm

Thanks for the great link. Bookmarked!

I agree! The best case would be to lower 1st gear and spread out 5th and 6th but thats way more work than I'm willing to put into it

Lowering a tooth in the front is equivalent to adding 4 to the rear so by only adding two to the rear, I'm splitting the difference. I would leave the 16T front if thats what I did. It doesnt really make a difference because I cant find a 52T rear anyhow. If I dont like the 15T front, I'll just change it back. Its a simple swap!

Here is how far back my wheel is now with the 15T front.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:28 AM   #11492
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Thanks for the great link. Bookmarked!

I agree! The best case would be to lower 1st gear and spread out 5th and 6th but thats way more work than I'm willing to put into it

Lowering a tooth in the front is equivalent to adding 4 to the rear so by only adding two to the rear, I'm splitting the difference. I would leave the 16T front if thats what I did. It doesnt really make a difference because I cant find a 52T rear anyhow. If I dont like the 15T front, I'll just change it back. Its a simple swap!

Here is how far back my wheel is now with the 15T front.
Looks fine to me. Maybe not ideal, but I wouldn't call that unsafe.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:51 AM   #11493
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That's such a beautiful bike Jerry. You must be proud of it, and it's pretty well setup to tour on too.

Did you roll this outside your house and take the pic before you left? It looks pretty dry for a snowy ride.
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Rolled it out side my house,LOL. About 30 miles outside and 4000 ft up

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Old 03-04-2012, 09:08 AM   #11494
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Well poppin my cherry with my first post to the forum. After a couple of months of reading this forum, traded in my Harley softail on the Tiger. I have been grinnin ear to ear since!
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:40 AM   #11495
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Well poppin my cherry with my first post to the forum. After a couple of months of reading this forum, traded in my Harley softail on the Tiger. I have been grinnin ear to ear since!
Should be quite a change for you!
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:36 PM   #11496
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Well poppin my cherry with my first post to the forum. After a couple of months of reading this forum, traded in my Harley softail on the Tiger. I have been grinnin ear to ear since!
congrats and welcome!
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #11497
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Should be quite a change for you!
I have had motocross, dual sports, super sport and cruisers ....... I just get an itch for something different every couple of years. Its a good thing that hasn't been the case with my wife!
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Old 03-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #11498
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I have had motocross, dual sports, super sport and cruisers ....... I just get an itch for something different every couple of years. Its a good thing that hasn't been the case with my wife!
I do the same thing and been married 42 years, so no trade in on her. About 20K on a bike and I'm ready to try something different and bikes are cheaper that changing wife's

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Old 03-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #11499
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I have had motocross, dual sports, super sport and cruisers ....... I just get an itch for something different every couple of years. Its a good thing that hasn't been the case with my wife!
I just made the very same statement to a friend the other night. Too funny.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:05 PM   #11500
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:00 PM   #11501
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Took a nice ride today in the lower Sierras (about 5,000 ft) from Reno to Loyalton and Portola to avoid most of the sand on the roads. It was a nice warm day around 65 Degrees so not cold. Bright sunshine and a great bike. We did around 180 miles. It was comfortable and the tall windscreen did the job quite well. No dirt today as there is a lot of snow around and the trails are not easily accessible.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:20 PM   #11502
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I'm looking for a small screen for summer months. Recommendations?
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #11503
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I'm looking for a small screen for summer months. Recommendations?
Madstad owners, now is a good time to post pics of your bikes with the screen removed.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:44 PM   #11504
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Madstad owners, now is a good time to post pics of your bikes with the screen removed.
Great idea!

Anybody ever use the MRA touring screen? Yes. it looks out of place. Yes. it may still be too big, but it looks like the rake is pretty, well raked. Thoughts?
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...view/6830/845/
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #11505
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I'm looking for a small screen for summer months. Recommendations?
I'll use the standard shield all the way back with the Triumph adjusters. Works great for me right now. Installed it yesterday ...
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