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My 890 needs a gear change. I know -1 on the front is roughly equivalent to +3 on the rear.

My fear is that -1 will bring too much of a change. Has anyone found a +2 rear sprocket for our bikes?
 

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My 890 needs a gear change. I know -1 on the front is roughly equivalent to +3 on the rear.

My fear is that -1 will bring too much of a change. Has anyone found a +2 rear sprocket for our bikes?
Hi, I have +3 on the rear(44 teeth). Will put the 41 back because the bike feels more stable and
has lost it‘s playfull feeling. In traffic you have to shift more but takeoff in first gear is way more easy.
Don’t think a +2 rear is available.
 

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My 890 needs a gear change. I know -1 on the front is roughly equivalent to +3 on the rear.

My fear is that -1 will bring too much of a change. Has anyone found a +2 rear sprocket for our bikes?
I have plus two on my 790. I think it is a good compromise and really like it.
 

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16/41 = 0,390243902
15/41 = 0,365853659

16/43 = 0,372093023

I doubt you'd notice a diffierence 16:43 vs 15:41 - My 0.02.
 

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16/41 = 0,390243902
15/41 = 0,365853659

16/43 = 0,372093023

I doubt you'd notice a diffierence 16:43 vs 15:41 - My 0.02.
16/41 = 0,390243902
15/41 = 0,365853659

16/43 = 0,372093023

I doubt you'd notice a diffierence 16:43 vs 15:41 - My 0.02.
16/41 = 0,390243902
15/41 = 0,365853659

16/43 = 0,372093023

I doubt you'd notice a diffierence 16:43 vs 15:41 - My 0.02.
My 890 needs a gear change. I know -1 on the front is roughly equivalent to +3 on the rear.

My fear is that -1 will bring too much of a change. Has anyone found a +2 rear sprocket for our bikes?
Go to ‘gearingcommander.com’ and you can put in any combination of front or rear sprocket by revs and speed.
 

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I ordered a -1 dampened sprocket from an online retailer and found out it was backordered. After 3 weeks of waiting with no update, I canceled the order. Then I took it to my first track day. After riding around my home track for a day, Im questioning whether or not to leave the gearing stock. There are several key areas that would become much more difficult. Mainly, the exit of turn 4 and turn 9. I am exiting both corners and nearing the top of 2nd & 3rd gears very quickly. It has been a bit of a challenge to figure out how to drive hard on the exit, upshift and get my body weight over all at the same time.

Going down a tooth could make that problem worse, or it could force me to enter/exit those turns in a higher gear. The latter may actually help give me more time to get upright before shifting. hmm... decision decisions...
 

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I ordered a -1 dampened sprocket from an online retailer and found out it was backordered. After 3 weeks of waiting with no update, I canceled the order. Then I took it to my first track day. After riding around my home track for a day, Im questioning whether or not to leave the gearing stock. There are several key areas that would become much more difficult. Mainly, the exit of turn 4 and turn 9. I am exiting both corners and nearing the top of 2nd & 3rd gears very quickly. It has been a bit of a challenge to figure out how to drive hard on the exit, upshift and get my body weight over all at the same time.

Going down a tooth could make that problem worse, or it could force me to enter/exit those turns in a higher gear. The latter may actually help give me more time to get upright before shifting. hmm... decision decisions...
you probably need to try it and see. I preferred to go two teeth extra on rear and find it just right for me but good thing about front sprocket -1 - assuming it is available - is it costs very little to try it.
 
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