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Is changing sprockets worth it?

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Old 10-30-2018, 05:28 PM
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Default Is changing sprockets worth it?

So I've been contemplating making some minor mods to my '95 CBR600f3. I came across some folks changing out their sprockets for a little quicker low end speed. -1 tooth in the front, +2 teeth in the back. I don't do much highway driving, just having fun on the streets.

Any opinions out there? Is much of a speed increase? Is it worth the loss of top end speed? Does it do much damage to the engine or other parts?

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Old 10-30-2018, 06:55 PM
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It's worth it. Give it a try. If you don't like it, you can always go back, easily.
 
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Do you recommend replacing the chain with the sprockets? I seen this suggested
 
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Old 10-31-2018, 10:48 AM
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Depends on what condition your chain is in. If it's old and worn out, you could use a new chain anyway. Same with your sprockets. If they are worn, they should be replaced. If they are are in top condition, you can continue to use them.

Sometimes, new chains and sprockets are available together in a kit.
 
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:47 PM
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Do it. on paper, your top speed with suffer. In reality, you wont notice at all.
 
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Old 11-04-2018, 04:26 AM
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Going down 1 tooth on the front is like going up 2 on the back sprocket and will put the Speedo out
 
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And what is the normal adjustment for the speedometer getting off? Is it small enough that itís ignored or do you usually do something mechanical to adjust for that?
 
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