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Is my bike the only one..??

After reading lot's of 15T vs. 16T front sprocket threads I thought my bike had 16 / 43 gearing stock. I got curious the other day, and checked my rear sprocket and it's a 42!! Are all Euro 929's like this? What sprockets are the Australian bikes equipped with?

Guess I could really benefit from a smaller front sprocket then... Will the stock chain be to long if I buy a 15T front sprocket to go with my 42T rear sprocket?

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Re: Is my bike the only one..??

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Will the stock chain be to long if I buy a 15T front sprocket to go with my 42T rear sprocket?
Depends on how worn your chain is, and if the bike did in fact come from the factory with a 42t rear (the chain would be sized to fit, if so). Check your chain adjusters and see how much room you have left before the adjustment is max'd out.

Additionally, a new chain and sprockets in your choice of configuration is a relatively inexpensive mod, and easy as pie to do yourself.
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Re: Is my bike the only one..??

you better recount... 1....2....3.... d'oh.

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Depends on how worn your chain is, and if the bike did in fact come from the factory with a 42t rear (the chain would be sized to fit, if so). Check your chain adjusters and see how much room you have left before the adjustment is max'd out.

Additionally, a new chain and sprockets in your choice of configuration is a relatively inexpensive mod, and easy as pie to do yourself.
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I bought the bike new and I'm religious when it comes to maintaining the chain. I rode 16000km last summer (when I bought it) and the chain adjusters is still in the "new" section. I will try a 15T front sprocket with the stock chain and rear sprocket and see what happens

If someone could recomend a good chain breaker/riveter that doesn't cost the entire world I would appreciate it very much





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Re: Is my bike the only one..??

Mine came with a 43
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Re: Is my bike the only one..??

Aussie 929 and 954's have a 43 tooth rear sprocket as well,
something to do with the yanks not being able to handle as much top speed as us



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Re: Is my bike the only one..??

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Aussie 929 and 954's have a 43 tooth rear sprocket as well,
something to do with the yanks not being able to handle as much top speed as us


Not to mention the fact that the fuel they use is worse than ours, so to get the same acceleration, they need to drop the gearing

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