Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Kalifornia
School Me On Sprokets
95% of my riding is up and down I-5 at 70 to 80 mph (I know there are probably better bike choices, but as a new rider I am very comfortable on the KLR and plan to move up in 6 months or so).
I've decided to go with a 16 on the front and drop to a 40 on the rear. Thoughts...?
Also, I cant seem to find less than a 42 tooth in steel... only aluminum. Whats the difference? Is there a significantly reduced life span for the alum? My initial instinct is to go for a steel one for maximum longevity, but I have zero experience here. If steel is the choice, suggestions for where to get are appreciated!
Edit: just to let you know, I have had the bike one month today and have well over 2,000 miles on it. I am going to be riding 2-3k miles per month.
Last edited by jameslemoore; 05-19-2012 at 02:54 PM.