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    i was wondering what i should change my gearing to or if i should change it at all....i don't know too much about bikes...i just like to ride....i hear about people changing the "tooth" ?...is that something that needs to be done?
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  • #2
    Have to? No.. is it more fun.. YES!

    I just ordered a 40 tooth rear for the back of my TLS.. The gearing is different for the TLR I think..

    I've always gone a tooth down in the front on my other bikes, but for the TLS I didn't wanna go quite that far.. (It could rub on my pretty new swingarm.. )
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    • #3
      More to the point I guess

      Bigger in back and/or smaller in front = lower gearing

      Lower gearing = less top end, but better accelleration.

      How often do you go 160mph + ? The tradeoff is that the engine will run higher RPM's for a set speed.. (ie, @ 80 mph stock may run 5000, but geared lower may = 5500 or 6000 making your freeway ride a little buzzier..)

      Make sense?
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      • #4
        yeah...it makes sense..thanx....would that also be better for wheelies too cuz i just started with the wheelies..finding my balance point n stuff...if that would make it easier then it might be worth it.
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        • #5
          Wheelies will be easier to lift, but not neccessarily easier to ride out.

          The throttle will seem more abrupt, so manage your throttle control very carefully. It's the cheapest change you can make and tell right away by the seat of your pants something serious has changed!
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          • #6
            2up on the rear is a 41 for the R
            2up on the rear is a 40 for the S

            On the S you don't loose any topend at all as it can't peg the limiter anyway with standard gearing (well mine wont anyway and I doubt any TLS will do 186mph)
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            • #7
              i put a 41 tooth rear sprocket (steel) on my TLR and i really like the off the line feel. i didn't notice much more vibration or "buzz" at freeway speeds. my spedometer is off a bit because i haven't got (or won) a yellow box to recalibrate. when i ride with a friend on his stock geared TLR and we go about 75 miles according to my trip meter his reads like 77-78 miles . wheelies are much eaiser too. every little rise in the road i find myself whacking the throttle open to lift the front, even if its just a few feet off the ground. wheelies wasn't my reason for the gearing change though. the best thing i've found is i can leave it in 3rd gear most of the time while riding the twisties instead of changing from 2nd to 3rd all the time . on the freeway at 75-80mph (indicated) i'm only at about 5000k-5500k RPM. it was an easy mod to do and only cost me $38.00. i think everyone should try out a gearing change and see if they like it or not.
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              • #8
                spacely

                I also did a 41 tooth rear from sprocket specialist. It definitely gives the bike more down low. Top speed is hampered also. Try it out.
                I know nothing about bikes.

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                • #9
                  for $40 buck i guess it's worth it...
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