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post #11 of 78 Old 03-28-2012, 02:30 AM
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I just bought a KLR with a 16 front. Can anyone tell my how much different it feels to the 15 tooth? I think I want to go back. I am heavy. And the bike has no snot on the track. I couldn't get it over 85 mph on the straights. My DRZ400SM was pulling high 90's.
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post #12 of 78 Old 03-28-2012, 02:32 AM
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Last summer I rode to Colorado for some off roading action, then to Montana for some mountain work, and then back to Houston to home for some honey -do action.. I carry a 14T 15T 16T and a 17T and change when riding conditions change. I run a stock chain and stock rear sprocket. Change over takes about 20min and some hand cleaner then back on the road. Lets you get the best out of the KLR. Just my 2cents Bye
I like this plan. Ride a 17 on the I81 to the track. Put a 15 on for better drives out of the turns when I get there.
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post #13 of 78 Old 03-28-2012, 03:48 AM
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85 is about it on a track with a KLR, a 15 front won't give you more top end it will just help your stump pullin'.
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post #15 of 78 Old 03-28-2012, 09:21 AM
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85 is about it on a track with a KLR, a 15 front won't give you more top end it will just help your stump pullin'.
I will be happy if it gets me there faster..
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post #16 of 78 Old 03-28-2012, 01:22 PM
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It will do that, I have my original 15 tooth you can have if you want, it only has around 6000 miles on it. I Love my 16 but I drive all highway.


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post #17 of 78 Old 03-28-2012, 03:08 PM
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After coming back from WV last weekend I ordered one. But thanks. I was actually considering getting a 17 for my trips there. I rode 250 miles each way. I figured its no bog deal to swap it out before I get on the track.
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http://www.gearingcommander.com/

You can use this to see how your ratios affect your RPMs and speed and what not.

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post #19 of 78 Old 04-14-2013, 03:05 PM
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Got a question on sprocket change. 2006 KLR, just removed the original sprocket. Looking to put on a 16t. I noticed on the original sprocket their was a plastic seal on the backside of it, that fits into holes on the 15t. The new 16t sprocket does not have the holes to use the seal. Should I insert a washer on the backside of the 16t sprocket? (for alignment purpose)
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post #20 of 78 Old 08-04-2016, 09:48 PM
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I have a 2007,and changed the front to a 16t,this is to much of a jump in my opinion and really makes 1st gear to high.I changed the front back to the stock 15t and went with a 42t rear instead of the stock 43t and this is much better .It lowers the rpms about 200 and maybe a bit more.The 16t front lowers them about 400 rpm.Just my experience.
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