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|02-09-2008 10:44 PM|
Originally Posted by DemonRR View Post
So on the liter bikes, they last a long time.
|02-09-2008 02:42 PM|
ok, been reading and reading and more reading up on chains and sprockets. i finally placed my order today.
i went with a 520 pitch gold DID erv3 120 link chain, 16t front and 44t rear Driven sprockets. stock gearing is 16f 42r. so basically going +2 on the rear. this should yeild more low end torque, as well as switching from the stock 530pitch chain and running a 520 chain. more unsprung weight = more useable power. i also bought a speedo healer so my odometer and spedometer will be correct. I also bought a set of 2007 1000rr front rotors with the black trim for my street wheels. its like christmas time all over again. woo hooo!!!
now to buy some trackdays
|02-05-2008 12:22 PM|
Actually LDH I had it even better when I lived in Banff National Park in Alberta for '52 to '60 & from '53 to '60 with a sport shop that catered to mountaineers, skiers, fishermen to so many others. Back in '48 I took to mountaineering & skiing.
Then here in '60 with a complete change in life-style as I went into being a full time fruit orchardist to also some money in a m/c shop for some yrs. Did ski in '60 to '62 but unfortunately the pruning of trees to getting ready for Spring was my loss of skiing--think I still have a pair of Fischer Alu-Steel 105mm which is SHORT compared to my love for 220 in downhill. For so many were scooting around on 85s.
Unfortunately AGE has come in & believe me 77 yrs of age is starting to be OLD.
|02-04-2008 06:47 PM|
smitty, i know ldh from 1000rr.net.
i already have a near rubbing issue on my bike. its a 2004, but i run a 55 series rear, thus i run a stock 2006 rear sprocket. which is a 42t, the 2004 stock is a 41t. i run a +1 rear sprocket now to compensate for the bigger rear tire.
so along with my sprocket change, i need to buy a chain with some extra links to get the rear wheel back from the swingarm. another reason why im doing a sprocket/chain swap/upgrade.
|02-04-2008 06:42 PM|
Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter View Post
same guy/screen name from .net. lol
|02-04-2008 10:40 AM|
|Lord Duckhunter||Well I am jealous... Awesome roads for riding in the summer & close to the best ski resorts on the continent in the winter! Must be nice...|
|02-04-2008 10:38 AM|
LDH I am in the Okanagan Valley which is the southern part of the central portion of the Province of B.C. & yes in the Rockies for my hope is in a little town north of Penticton, but south of Kelowna (only three cities in this OK Valley & Vernon is the most north as Penticton is the most south).
ALL small towns & farms are sort of perched on the mtn sides to the East & West of the Valley's lakes meaning nothing ls flat so the fun of up & down twistie roads in our towns to the Hwy mtn roads.
Lastly if you look up Hwy 97 then it is 55 miles from my home town to the USA/Cdn border at the town of Oriville in Wash State & Osoyoos on the Cdn side.
It is a glory for sportbike riding, but over 75% are HD/Cruisers that putter along at around the max speed limits of 80-90-100KPH---50--55-60mph.
|02-04-2008 10:28 AM|
|Lord Duckhunter||Smitty where in Western Canada are you? Just curious as I was just in Vancouver (Whistler/Blackcomb)|
|02-04-2008 10:26 AM|
Trust LDH to come up with some of the best info.
Thing is if your are ONLY racing the bike then the 520 is a saving in weight & will do the job in a race or even a practice. After all a racer or the crew tears the bike down after the race to replace what shows wear or possible stress.
Mind you if you are ALSO riding around around town & during track days then I would say use the 530 for you are not trying to reach 165 mph or over all the time-----even 125mph on a hwy unless marked as Max Speed Limit then you can obtain a ticket for speeding to dangerous driver or whatever they want to throw at you.
|02-04-2008 09:18 AM|
|apuddy||Thanks Duckhunter, there was some good info in that article.|
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