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17T front sprocket?

I currently have 16T front and 45T Rear sprockets. I was considering putting a 17T front to make it easy to bring the gearing back to stock. There is one avalable but I was wondering if there might be clearance problems to consider with the sprocket cover. I already have a new chain so the length isn't a problem either, but maybe the new angle will be?
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Re: 17T front sprocket?

I'm thinking it would be a tight fit, I'm not sure you'll get the chain + sprocket in there. Personally, if I wanted to make the gearing closer to stock, I'd, well, put the stock gearing back in. I'm not sure if what you want to do would make it easier. It may be easier to go back to stock. How about a 44 rear sprocket instead? I just haven't heard of anyone putting in a 17 front, so I don't know if it's possible.
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Re: 17T front sprocket?

Bill, if you're still running the stock 16T, I'd leave it because it has a sort of cush drive on it. If you change to aftermarket, you'll definitly notice the extra wine coming from the chain/sprocket.

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Re: 17T front sprocket?

I already have and aftermarket sprocket.


HG part Deux, I figured it would be easier to change the front sprocket when I wanted to switch gearing than to pull the rear wheel. The ratio with the 17T is very close to stock, and less work
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Re: 17T front sprocket?

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I already have and aftermarket sprocket.


HG part Deux, I figured it would be easier to change the front sprocket when I wanted to switch gearing than to pull the rear wheel. The ratio with the 17T is very close to stock, and less work
That makes sense. I'm guessing you want to have shorter gearing for the track, then be able to switch back closer to stock for the street. How about running 15/44 for the track, then 16/44 for the street? Or 15/43 track, stock 16/43 street? I don't know how those ratios work out, but then you'd just be one up on the rear for the street. Just a thought. Let us know if that 17t fits in the front!
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Re: 17T front sprocket?

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That makes sense. I'm guessing you want to have shorter gearing for the track, then be able to switch back closer to stock for the street. How about running 15/44 for the track, then 16/44 for the street? Or 15/43 track, stock 16/43 street? I don't know how those ratios work out, but then you'd just be one up on the rear for the street. Just a thought. Let us know if that 17t fits in the front!
17 front is possible with a 520 chain but whay would you want too... I understand the gearing idea behind it, but your risking alot with the chain so close to the engine casing I race myself and found it easier to just buy some $10 hubs from ebay and put diffrent chain rings on them. Im currently running a 16 front 44-45-46 depending on the track

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