I'm ok giving up some highway performance to get a bit better performance offroad. I simply want to have to feather the clutch less on single/double tracks. Not covering any real high speed miles, but I'm not after dramatic changes either. I mean, I can truck the bike over a distance, but may still need to cover onroad sections between trails - so typical dual sport stuff. New chain is OK if needed. Stock is 15/45 on the bike, I understand. After searching for an hour last night, the only real understanding I have is: 1 - some think a 14 tooth front sprocket is the way to go, others disagree 2 - a 48 tooth rear sprocket might be a useful swap, but I only came across one real reference and very little experience shared on that swap The search feature here cuts out most of the phrases that'd help me find data, but even expanding to Bing & Google didn't get me much more clarity. Sigh. Thoughts on what a step or two down looks like? I'm not looking to turn the 690 into a single-track-only hooligan (it's a tad large for that anyway), but I'd love to have to feather the clutch less in the tight stuff. If I lose 10 mph off the top, oh well...the bike shakes it's head over 65/70 anyway making me want to enjoy the back roads and not the interstates. :) And...if I'm doing this swap, are we talking a straight unbolt/bolt on operation, or are there other things I should look for or have on hand to complete things properly. I saw a reference to flipping a mount to increase the clearance under the chain guard, so I'll watch to see if that applies. Another reference was to add two links to the chain, but I'm unclear what sprocket/tooth combo that was being applied to, so it may/may not be a factor for me... Appreciate the help gang. The patient (as if you didn't know what a 690 Enduro R looked like!)...since stripped of her rotopax gear...She's back to more serious dirt use as the Super Tenere in the garage next to her is the mile muncher.