Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: shithole o' Nor Cal
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I'm a bit of a gear(ing) freak, and have changed gearing ratios on every street bike I've owned....except for this one.
I've used stock (or 16/41-42) for 3 changes of chain and sprockets.
I don't ride much in first gear, don't enjoy the "hyperreactive" feel of the bike's response in first gear-high rpm riding.
I don't ride at high rpm's until in 2nd/3rd gear, and open road with little traffic ahead.
With stock ratio, if I need to move along the highway at less than 70 mph I can do so in 6th gear, and the 2ndary injectors are closed....maybe saving a bit of fuel...not much!
From a gearing weirdo, "stock ratios work good for me".