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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
17/42 raises the final gear ratio to 14% over stock. That's a good thing, as it reduces your rpm by 14%. Good for oil consumption and good for fuel economy.
It's a bad thing in that it reduces the bike's ability to accelerate quickly. The KLR first gear is already tall, so increasing the final drive ratio by 14% is going to make the bike feel gutless and slow. Even more gutless and slow than it already was. It also makes slow going in the off-road very difficult without a lot of clutch slipping.
If you're happy with it, leave it.
If you want to have some performance back, then switch over to the stock ratio of 15/43. That will make accelerating easier. You gas mileage may suffer a bit. Most people find the KLR delivers about 45mpg. That's what you may see.
Tom [email protected]
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Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 08-08-2013 at 01:47 PM.
Reason: Where'd the '17' go? Meh.