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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2014, 07:48:11 PM »
Although I only changed the rear sprocket, they were available and easy to swap, I agree with Johnsy's assessment of useability. We don't have traffic here, but on narrow lanes with tight bends, I have found 1st gear to be much smoother and less grabby to use. The upchange into 2nd is in a better place. The whole thing just seems more flexible and smooth. So, Matt your query was very relevant, I think you'll find feathering in traffic a bit less like an on-off switch with more gentle take up, and be able to trickle along in 1st and 2nd better than you can now.
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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2014, 11:13:10 PM »
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Thanks Johnsy - sent them an email. Have you found it affects accuracy of speedo at all (am thinking 16T front likely to make it more accurate as overreads as standard when compared to GPS)?
Yeah, 16t front and standard 41t rear will just about make the average speedo spot on but 16 and 39 the speedo is registering about 6% under actual speed according to my GPS, so if your speedo says you're doing 104 klm's p/h you are in fact doing 110 klm's p/h, something to be aware of when it comes to speed cameras and cops.
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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2014, 04:55:07 PM »
I could not be any more sold.  This will make a nice little winter project.  And it will force me to REALLY clean my chain for once as an added benefit.
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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2014, 09:37:23 PM »
Don't know if it has been mentioned already but....There is a SpeedoHealer available for the 500X.  I ran one on my V-Strom for a number of years.  Simple and effective.

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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2014, 10:57:14 PM »
Looking on fleabay looks like there is a much cheaper version too?

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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #25 on: November 10, 2014, 01:27:19 AM »
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Looking on fleabay looks like there is a much cheaper version too?

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It appears to be postage pre-paid for the $70 price if sent within the USA.
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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2014, 05:10:50 AM »
I have used both speed healer and Speedo drd both worked well if I had to choose one it would be speedo drd only because it's a bit smaller and made in the USA and that's where I live..
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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2014, 12:35:30 PM »
Well I've had to replace the new 16t front sprocket with a stock 15t already, it seems the new 16t sprocket was a poor fit which resulted in the splines on the sprocket getting slightly chewed out after only 7,000 klm's! I wasn't going to go through the drama of getting another shipped from the US and having to pay 100% import duty again, so the stock 15t is a no brainer. Pretty disappointed with the faulty 16t but I'm happy with the reliability and ratio of 15t front and 39t rear.
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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #28 on: November 16, 2014, 06:30:51 PM »
That's a shame Johnsy - makes me less concerned about fact that they never bothered replying to my email then. Did anyone ever ascertain if the NC700 or 750 front sprocket, which I believe is 16T, will fit the 500?
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Re: Front and rear sprocket sources
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2014, 08:43:01 PM »
Hey Grim, me too. They never replied to me either.

 


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