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post #1 of 23 Old 01-20-2004, 8:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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advice on gearing

Hello, i'm getting sick of the old 929er, i want a new bike but since i'm a college student you know how things go............sooooo, i want to gear the bike, what is a good gearing ratio? like 4 up in back and 2 down in front too much? what should i do? and most important, is there anything i can do to re-calibrate my speedometer so it reads the correct speed? thanks guys
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Hello, i'm getting sick of the old 929er, i want a new bike but since i'm a college student you know how things go............sooooo, i want to gear the bike, what is a good gearing ratio? like 4 up in back and 2 down in front too much? what should i do? and most important, is there anything i can do to re-calibrate my speedometer so it reads the correct speed? thanks guys

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thanks for the informative reply.............WTF
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Re: advice on gearing

That would be an enormous gearing change, and a ratio like you mention would normally used by a stunta. A type of rider that will get mercilessly flamed here as you may have noticed. Possibly explaining H-D's reply...

Drop one in front, add 1 or 2 in the rear and you will see a huge change. Just drop the one in front for like $20...that will make a noticable difference for very little scratch.

Ahlman, I think it is, makes a recalibrator.




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Re: advice on gearing

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That would be an enormous gearing change, and a ratio like you mention would normally used by a stunta. A type of rider that will get mercilessly flamed here as you may have noticed. Possibly explaining H-D's reply...

Drop one in front, add 1 or 2 in the rear and you will see a huge change. Just drop the one in front for like $20...that will make a noticable difference for very little scratch.

Ahlman, I think it is, makes a recalibrator.

thank you for your help............i looked at H-D's website and he dropped 3 in the back.............thanks again.........
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Re: advice on gearing

if anyone knows any more on that recalibrator let me know cause i did a search on "Ahlman" and got nothing.....but thanks for the tip.
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Re: advice on gearing

I like the Speedohealer, better than the Ahlmans. It is a little cheaper and has the Honda OEM connectors.

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Re: advice on gearing

Ahlmans has the OEM connectors too. Just to clarify.
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Re: advice on gearing

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thank you for your help............i looked at H-D's website and he dropped 3 in the back.............thanks again.........
Don't take it too personally dood. You may notice that we all rip on each other in friendly jest around here.

And just so you know, the previous owner of my bike went UP three in the back. I will be going back to stock gearing before spring b/c I don't want the extra torque while riding on the track b/c I am new to it.
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Re: advice on gearing

I dropped one in the front and went up one in the rear (15/44) and I like it a lot. Here's where you can purchase Jim Ahlman's speedo recalibrator
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Re: advice on gearing

Here is a website that sells the speedohealer. http://www.calsportbike.com/cgi-bin/...ex.cgi?pid=800
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Re: advice on gearing

While we are talking about gearing, is the front sprocket bolt a regular or reverse pattern?

Thanks,

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While we are talking about gearing, is the front sprocket bolt a regular or reverse pattern?

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It is a normal bolt - righty, tighty. etc.
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Re: advice on gearing

Just remember that 1 tooth on the front makes about same amount of difference as 3 teeth on the back so unless you want it sound like a CBR250rr I wouldnt drop any more than one tooth on the front and probalbly wouldnt want to go any more than 2 up on the rear! although I guess it depends on what u want to use it for? but I cant see any reason why u would need to gear it so low?

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Re: advice on gearing

What is the stock gearing for 954 anyway?

15/44 ?

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