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post #1 of 3 Old 07-27-2007, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all, new to forum,

I have read much about the advantages of going with a 16t front sprocket and am tempted to do so to enjoy the benefits of lowering my RPMs on the highway. However at the other end I lose much needed torque from my 1st & 2nd gears for the trails.

Forgive me now if this is a stupid question as I have no experience with internal tranny mods... but has anyone just changed out their 5th gear alone which would achieve the benefits I am seeking from the 16t sprocket without affecting gears 1-4? Is this possible?

Thoughts? Ideas?


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post #2 of 3 Old 07-28-2007, 02:04 PM
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Goo ideal, but I don't think you will find a gear to fit. Although I may be wrong and someone with tranny expertise will come up with one and make a small fortune selling them.

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post #3 of 3 Old 07-28-2007, 04:16 PM
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Love my 16T front sprocket, although I don't have to worry about trail riding, the loss in torque is not as big an issue with me.

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