DL650 rear sprocket larger than stock

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  1. Jud

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    Looking to run a 14/50 combo. Can't find anything larger than stock in a steel 525 sprocket. Surprising too, can find lower and can find a 16 and even a 17T front, you would think there would be something lower than the regular "one down in the front".

    Don't want to run an aluminum rear or go down to a 520 out of longevity concerns. Wouldn't mile converting to a 530 if I could get the gearing I wanted but I have been told that a 530 chain is too wide to clear the frame.
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    Thanks for the link. That does look like a cool set-up just in rotating weight reduction and they do offer a steel 525 rear sprocket that is larger than stock,,,,,,,, by 1 tooth for another 2$.:cry

    Welp, better than nothing I reckon. Anyone know of anything larger than 1 tooth larger {48T} of which Superlight and I think Renthal are making.
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    Took awhile but I finally found a 50T steel 525 rear sprocket on ebay. I ordered it last night and as soon as it comes I'll try to figure the brand.
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    Got the sprocket in, and I don't really know who makes it. Has 29024 50 stamped on it along with a little manufacturer's mark which looks like a small sprocket inside a box with something written below but it's so small, I can't read it. Typed the number into Google and the only reference I found was to a company called HiQ.

    It's rather generic looking and has a black coating of some sort. It's sorta cheap looking which doesn't bother me a bit but I hope whomever made it has decent QC and the machine work is right. It'll be awhile before I can get back with any review on that part of it as my DL's down at the moment.
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    If that doesnt work out get ahold of Blair at svracing.com [check out stromtroopers for more contact info]
    He is great and has lots of options for sprockets.
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  7. Jud

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    Yep, if you need a 14-17T front or a a rear under 47T,,,,,, he's got some great stuff. My last set-up {14/47 DID chain if I remember right} I got from him and I have to admit, it did hold up well. But with the riding I like to do I really wanted even lower gearing that what I had so I'm gonna try this 50T and hold it works because it's the only option I've found in a 525 over 48T. To tell the truth, I would still like to find a 53T rear as I would like to pair it with a 15T or 16T front as my 14T is a bit too small and wears my chain slider pretty bad with my set-up.
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    It looks like SunStar makes a 50 & 52 in 525 steel. SunStar is the brand Suzuki uses as OEM. Try this link.

    http://www.shopmotorcycleonlinestor...277857&shopBy=16406&catalogId=1673&brand=1397
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    I clicked 52 and steel, found alot of 530 options, nothing in 525 size. But, I'm probably not doing it right.:huh
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    Got this reply-
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    I'm just curious why you're going to such low gearing. I'm thinking offroad stuff?
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    Two reasons,,,, well, three actually.

    First off you're right,,,, off road stuff is the root of said insanity. I tend to ride some pretty rough rarely maintained forestry roads and while not exactly single track, they can get pretty rough due to rocks and ruts. Lower gearing allows slower speeds both in the rough areas and especially when in down hill sections.

    Secondly, I've raised my bike a couple inches and the rear swingarm is at more of an angle as compared to stock. I'm running a 14T front to get the gearing I want so compare that to the greater angle and the conditions I ride in {dirt, lots of it} and you get a front slider that wears faster than normal. I will probably like the 50T combined with the 14T and will live with the raised cruise rpm but if it's too much, I can run a 15T and have basically the same gearing as I did with the 14/48 combo I'm presently running. What I think I would really like would be a 15T front and a 53T rear. That would open up the chain a bit in the front and the chain wouldn't wear on the slider as bad.

    Lastly,,,, I hate sluggish, slow bikes. The lower gearing actually makes the DL feel peppy. I like wheelies on the dirt and on the road and gearing in the 14/48/50 range makes me grin. Look ma,,,, no mo clutching it!:clap

    I'll be honest, I don't understand why more people don't go lower than the normal "one down in the front" unless they are complete mile munchers as run 85mph + all the time. Even with my much lower gearing it's still not revving terribly at somewhat legal cruising speeds and I still get mpg figures in the mid 40s even with my heavy hand. I can run 1K days at 80-85mph and if I remember right, it's only running at roughly half it's redline. Bout the same as my FJR at 90ish. Yea, it's certainly revving more than stock but at sane cruise speeds, not buzzy in the least. Not as sedate as my FJR but a hell of alot better than my XR at 75-85mph!:evil
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  13. OsoADV

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    Interesting stuff Judd.

    What are your RPMs at 70mph in top gear with that setup?

    I'm now the proud owner of an 09 Wee. :freaky
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    Have not installed the 50T rear yet as I'm waiting till I change tires. I can say that the 14/47 combo I'm running now sits at roughly 6K at an indicated 75mph, just under 7K at 85 indicated. If I remember right, my bike's speedo is about 6-7mph high at those speeds. Figure the 50T might be another 200-300 higher? We'll see.:1drink

    I could see the 50T being a bit too much for many but man, the 14/47 I'm running now is great. I'll gladly trade the higher cruise rpm for the peppier feel on road and off road it really shines. Like I said, fuel consumption is still averaging in the low to mid 40s and yea, it's reving higher than stock but it isn't bad at all.
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    Okay, that's not too different than stock. IIRC from this morning's commute, I'm at about 5800rpm at 75mph. Down one gear and it's up to about 6200rpm. So it's like loosing half a gear. If it is anything like putting the 14T front on the DR650 it's be well worth it. Made that bike into a whole new beast.
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  17. Jud

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    "Aluminum 7075-T651.: "

    Want steel, no a lu mi ni um.:1drink

    If I end up not liking the ebay specials, there is always the titamium sprocket guy. They are spendy too but I think he gives a lifetime warranty on his if you buy the set I think.:wink:
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    I messed up a smidge on the revs at 85,,,, closer to 7K. And like I said, remember I said my bike's speedo is off a good 6-8mph at that speed. If you want I'll try to remember to check it with the gps the next time I have it on there. It is a good bit higher than factory but like I said I'll gladly trade the higer revs for more spunk and better off road performance. Most folks rarely get their DL off road, hell,,,,, I think I have more dirt road mileage and creek crossing on my FJR than ten of most DL owners have combined! "Dirt roads are baaad MmmmmKay,,,,,,, makes ma ugly Weestrom even uglier mmmmmkay.":evil:rofl
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  19. Sfcootz

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    I like taking my wee off-road. I wanna see a photo of yours. I mainly ride sport touring but my wee is also my dirty bike. :clap

    I need a new chain and sprocket. I'm leaning toward sticking with stock gearing but the 14T idea fascinates me...
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    You don't wanna see my DL650,,,,,, so ugly it'll hurt yer eyes!:eek1:rofl

    Please try the 14/47 combo, really wakes up the DL650. Worse case, you'll hate it and if that's the case, what's a front sprocket???? Something like 15-20$?????:1drink



    And BTW, that cheap E Bay 50T sprocket is doing fine with the 14T front. Have no idea the miles on it now but I'm guessing around 5K????
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