gearing sprockets too high ?
I'm doing my homework on sprocket selections. I've searched the threads on this site and others like this one. Before I bite the bullet can those who know help out. I do ignore the replies that just say THAT ROCKS/SUCKS! that aren't backed with facts.
looking at GEARINGCOMMANDER.COM spread sheet I do have rpm's and speeds for selecting sprockets.
My goal is to lower vibes as to I'm a 90/10 street dirt rider and do min hwy ridding.
front sprocket knowledge
15t = best commpromise D/P bike
16t =hwy lower engine rpms, drop an average of 400rpms
rear sprocket knowledge
same results as front just harder to do
1 tooth change on front = 3 or 4 teeth on rear
its at best a compromise bike not good at hwy or MX
my klr is stock gearing 2007 15/43,stock engine with carb/air box mods and break and suspension up grades too. I have in my sweaty little hands a 16t and a 42t sproket and eagle mikes prev nut. I know I will give up some low end torque and more slipping of theclutch is nessesary.
What is this "16t too high, and will cause lower end damage". I've seen that on some forums with no good explanations. One does go into it a little, MULTISURFACE MOTORCYCLING.COM but not enough to satisfy me without hard facts or reasonable science behind it