more gear please

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Loadedagain, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    idle at 95 mofo... i need more power to push the gears i want :evil
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  2. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I had to get a friend in the States to pick up tghe 16 tooth front

    for the KLR. All the places here kept telling me no one makes one.

    What a PITA!
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  3. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Really? :lol3
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  4. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    well... i put on my 16 front, and 42 rear along with a new chain. i like the whole 125km/h at 5500 thing... there is no appreciable loss in acceleration. this thing still pulls fuckin sweet intersection long wheelies with a full tank of gas :thumb but i'm thinkin the 38 is gonna be way more fun for freeway cruising :evil

    now that i've done this... i have no idea why ktm put the 15 on stock. there is little i couldn't ride with this 16 in second gear. .... consensus is.... the 16 is for keeps!

    next plan? 38 on my road wheels and a 45 or 48 on my dirties. i'll let you know what happens.
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  5. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    bump. by request
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  6. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    damn it I was sleeping... :bluduh

    :snore
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  7. Buckster

    Buckster Banned

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    Mine is 16-42 as standard, but I have now got a 15 for the front for dirt use, I suppose I should re jet and stuff, still standard at 8000 miles.
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  8. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    Hi. Can you make this file, or a newer version, available again? I have it, but want to give a link to some others on ktmtalk. I punched in some exc numbers and it was very useful! But, what's a km/h :scratch
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  9. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    it might be in my Yahoo Briefcase potato - link in the Index. :D
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  10. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    pm me yer email and i'll send it to you...
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  11. magli

    magli knaetsch

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    Hey Loaded, did you ever put that 38 on? What was the result?

    Now that it has been a while, and you have had time to test the various sizes out, what is the conclusion? Would love to here your take on the various ratios... I am looking for a second gear ratio for highway cruising, when I want to go long distance... is 17-38 too radical?


    Cheers.
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  12. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated Supporter

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    I'm not Loaded, but maybe I can provide some info:

    I ran 17/38 on my '02 640 Adv with a set of motard wheels. Even with the much smaller diameter 17" rear, 17/38 was just about too tall. It really takes a lot of snap out of the performance, and makes uphill twisties a strain. You really have to wring its neck.

    The math says 17/42 with the 18" rear (140/80-18) would be comparable to 17/38 with the 17" rear (150/60-17). In my experience, I wouldn't go any taller than that, but I haven't actually tried 17/42 yet.
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  13. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    See post #9, etc.
    PS, Holy ancient thread revival! :lol3
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  14. Stobie

    Stobie Mr. Motivated Supporter

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    Yeah, it's an oldy-goldy.

    I think magli deserves a pat on the back for finding it instead of starting a new thread.:clap
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  15. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    :beer
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  16. magli

    magli knaetsch

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    Hehe... cheers.

    So, since I do not mind losing performance, as this would really only be a setup for covering long distance, I think that the 17-40 ratio which arch suggests in post 9 seems like a good idea, since it allows for the same chain size.

    So, the only question that leaves, before I go and order these parts, is whether it is a bad idea to use the same chain: I was always told that the chain and sprockets should be changed at the same time, etc... would I skrew up my chain if I occasionally changed the sprockets?

    Thanks for the replies,
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  17. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    I've never worried about that on dirtbikes, where chains & sprockets are relatively (compared to easy street miles) short lived anyway.
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  18. Bo_9

    Bo_9 Been here awhile

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    Anyone have a copy of that handy LC4 specific spreadsheet?:ear
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  19. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    Yes, PM me your email address and I will send it along. That will be my penalty for not uploading this stuff to one of two nice people who have offered space on their servers... :bluduh
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  20. Loadedagain

    Loadedagain making chips

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    i swear i uploaded the spreadsheet i made to my own web site... i'm sure it's in there some place... just where... shit... i''ll look tomorrow.