What RPM are you at when this occurs?
These bikes aren't Harleys and prefer to rev.
I know mine really doesn't like it much when I go below 3500 RPM.
I sometimes have to slip the clutch to prevent the bike from bucking at such slow speeds. Get her up to 4000 RPM and she's happy.
Changing the final ratio to 15/41, 42, or even 43 will allow the engine to run better in it's power band.
It's well known that Honda over-geared the bike as delivered.
Do they still use shells mixed with asphalt to pave the roads?
It's been ages since I was on Guam. Where do you find the roads to open her up?
It's not a huge island.
There used to be a long stretch from Agana down to the tip where the Navy base was.
Of course you had to watch for the crabs on the roads at night.
The only major advantage of a 520 over a 530 is weight.What is the advantage by going 520 pitch on the chain instead of the 530 pitch? If I do this do you think drivability would improve significantly?
Thank you very much, because of cost can I just change the rear sprocket and keep the front the same? Any suggestions if this is possible?The only major advantage of a 520 over a 530 is weight.
The chains are the same pitch (distance between pins) but the 520 is narrower than a 530, so less metal equals less weight.
A 530 RK X-ring chain of standard length weights about 4 lbs.
The 520 chain and sprockets might possibly cost a bit less.
Drivebility should remain the same for normal use.
I don't know about RC51's, but the rear sprocket should be very easy to swap, you will have to remove the rear tire, so get a bike stand if you don't already have one. Get the rear tire loose, remove the chain and brake caliper, then pull the tire out. Then just unbolt the sprocket, and bolt in your new one.Does anybody have any experience with changing the sprockets and any comments on the result?
Any news on this?I just received my Renthal sprockets and DID chain i went with 15 on the front and 42 on the rear let you know what i think in a few days!! On my 954rr i went down 1 in the front and up 2 in the rear and i had problems keeping the front wheel on the ground I hope i dont have the same problems..