Teething or should I drop a tooth?


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  • #25867
    Avatarjaysgarage
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    Excellent

    #25879
    AvatarSpeedHoles
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    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?

    #25888
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    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…

    #25891
    VanessaVanessa
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    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.

    #25901
    AvatarSpeedHoles
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    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).

    #25944
    mitchotmitchot
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    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:

    https://sprocketcenter.com/superlite-rsx-71304rx-520-pitch-steel-rear-sprocket-ktm-125cc-790cc.html

    https://sprocketcenter.com/superlite-73303d-525-drilled-chromoly-steel-front-sprocket.html

    #25958
    QwandreeQwandree
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    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.

    #25959
    Avatarjaysgarage
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    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.

    #25976
    mitchotmitchot
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    Qwandree, thanks for that explanation.

    I’ll keep sussing out options I think

    #26031
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    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 $0.02

    #26034
    AvatarSpeedHoles
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    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…

    #26035
    Max KoolMax Kool
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    Because winter I guess. Sorry sir! 🙁

    #26042
    AvatarSpeedHoles
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    Indeed. Winter.

    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.

    #26230
    mitchotmitchot
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    Woo hoo! My two sprockets arrived :). Installing the front one tonight.

    #26235
    AvatarSpeedHoles
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    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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