December 4, 2019 at 2:18 am #25867jaysgarageParticipant
ExcellentDecember 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm #25879
Anyone have recommended brand/model rear sprockets for these?
I’m going to pick up a 44t.
Is this bcd/bolt pattern the same as on the KTM/Husqvarna dirtbikes?December 4, 2019 at 10:33 pm #25888
PS, when comparing with the 701 Enduro you have to take the 18″ rear wheel into account (which is about 2-3 teeth extra on the rear alone). We could compare with the 701 SM though, that one comes stock with 16-42…December 4, 2019 at 11:07 pm #25891VanessaParticipant
Looking to go up one tooth on my rear sprocket on my SP401 soon. I’m finding the gearing a bit too tall for city commuting.December 5, 2019 at 5:28 am #25901
I’ve been reading more input from Duke 690 owners, rather than the Enduro or Supermoto owners. Seems fairly unanimous over there to also go with a 44 rear, or some do the 15:42 (2.80 either way).December 6, 2019 at 7:42 pm #25944
I have been looking between the options of 44T rear, or 15T front an 42T, cannot find anything providing a pro or con between.
So at the moment, might be going with:December 6, 2019 at 8:56 pm #25958QwandreeModerator
The pro to going 44T over 15/42 is that you only need to change one sprocket and that if you are super gonzo you could still drop a tooth on the countershaft sprocket in the future. OEM chain should fit either way tho.December 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm #25959jaysgarageParticipant
I went up 2 teeth on the rear sprocket of my 2014 690 Duke. I bought a 15 (down 1 tooth) for the front sprocket on the Vitpilen 701, the Husky seems to be geared pretty tall. My Duke has the Rally/Cup cam and tune with a full Remus titanium underbelly exhaust. I haven’t decided what all I’ll do to the Husky yet.December 7, 2019 at 7:49 pm #25976
Qwandree, thanks for that explanation.
I’ll keep sussing out options I thinkDecember 10, 2019 at 5:29 pm #26031
Dropping to a 15 tooth on the front is the easiest option, and gives significant improvement already and definitely not too short. I would start with that. Enough to lift the front wheel on the throttle alone in second gear. If that’s not enough you could always install a 42 tooth rear later.
My $0.02December 10, 2019 at 5:38 pm #26034
I already ordered a 44t steel rear sprocket, on its way to me right now, but sadly won’t be able to properly test it out for awhile…December 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm #26035
Because winter I guess. Sorry sir! 🙁December 10, 2019 at 10:51 pm #26042
May possibly trailer the bikes out to a better climate somewhere on vacation, or just fly somewhere and rent to ride… That is actually how I found this bike and liked it so much I decided to buy one!
Pretty random actually, I was on a work trip to Vegas/Death Valley for some testing and I was going to get a KTM Adventure for all the desert riding, but they were all booked up the entire time. So I rolled the dice and went a little unusual and picked the Svartpilen 701 (wasn’t even listed on their website at the time). Had it for 8 days and enjoyed it way more than anticipated, and really got to see its true versatility!
Much of that trip I was already thinking in my head that it needed more gear because first was so long. My other co-workers (on a Triumph Scrambler 1200XE and BMW adventure bike) both agreed.December 20, 2019 at 3:22 am #26230
Woo hoo! My two sprockets arrived :). Installing the front one tonight.December 20, 2019 at 6:07 am #26235
Same here, I received my new rear 44t sprocket and some ti bolts. But I’ll be waiting until spring to install. Booooooo
I’m anxious to hear your feedback! I bet this bike really wakes up! Probably have to keep on your toes now for WOT quick shifting through 1-2-3!
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