Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Rep Power: 1
I have a 41 tooth rear sprocket left over from my ex VTR1000, which I changed funnily enough for, a 43 tooth rear (same as the 919) for better gearing. I changed it at approx 2000-2500kms from new. I plan to at least think about changing the 919 to this VTR sprocket at about the same mileage. I have done about 1400kms on my 919 at the moment. This would be similar to going to a 17 tooth front, almost, and since I already have the sprocket and know it fits, I may as well at least entertain the idea, right...!!! The 919 has plenty of low down power and I think it will easily handle it. The wheelbase my be extended a little with a 41 toother, but I don't think it will call for riding school. I doubt whether "I" would even notice any change in handling at all...
Actually, can anybody tell me how much longer it would make the wheelbase so I can make note for the chain adjuster and axle, which should hopefully still fit in...???