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post #1 of 29 Old 02-10-2012, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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CB 919 41T rear sprocket ?

Hi Guys !!, I will need new sprockets and chain next summer. Thinking abouta 17T front sprocket and stock rear. Someone told me that 41 rear and stock front is great too.

Any advice.

I want lower Rpm's on highway and a smoother first gear.


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post #2 of 29 Old 02-10-2012, 05:59 PM
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I'm running that set up now. Seem to lose a little bit of Low end grunt, but better on superslab, IMHO.

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I have a 17/44 setup from LordDuckHunter (member here) and I'm absolutely pleased with it. GOing with a bigger front sprocket is suppose to be better for your chain as well. Talk to LDH, he might still have some of his DID 520 chain conversions with AFAM sprockets for a great deal.

Check the 17/44 thread for all the benefits. (accurate speedo, lower highway RPMs, and less highway vibes) You'll lose a tiny bit of acceleration true, but nothing drastic.

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running 17/44 as well. one of my favorite mods of all time and i commute daily. great combo!

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I've been running 17/44 for a couple of years or so. I love the fact that the 17t makes superslab easier to ride (lot less vibes at most of TX highway speeds) but sometimes miss the pull of the 16t. On that note, I've considered 15/44, but already have 4 (or more) points on my license, I can't afford another one because I lofted the front on accident.

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I've been running 17/44 for a couple of years or so. I love the fact that the 17t makes superslab easier to ride (lot less vibes at most of TX highway speeds) but sometimes miss the pull of the 16t. On that note, I've considered 15/44, but already have 4 (or more) points on my license, I can't afford another one because I lofted the front on accident.
15t front is fun!!! though even for my hooligan ass it was just too much.... first became way to jerky and second was too high for tight stuff.

Went back to stock 16/43 and can pull the front up whenever in first with just a lil more effort than the 15... but its much smoother.

If i did commuting id consider a 17/44 but even then.... i like the stock setup... i just get on the freeway and pop on the throttle lock and very lightly hold the bars.

Also... the speedo is off (reads high) with stock gearing... but odometer is pretty much spot on.... so if you change gearing, you effect both. Personally id rather have the speedo read high and odo read spot on... definitely saved me a few times look down... go FUUUUCK going to fast... o wait... its not THAT bad.

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The stock setup is perfect for my riding.

I was adjusting and cleaning/oiling the chain tonight and I am very impressed with the stock units - no visible wear on the sprockets and the chain is sweet. 22,000kms on it is looking excellent! I will admit to being a very regular cleaner and oiler of the chain. That care is paying off.

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20.000 miles on stock setup...great wear all looks good....I keep chain lubed but chain is dirty as hell lots of lube fling rollers spin freely...love the stock sprockets and chain...im guessing no other chain will last as long as the stock set up,,,,adjustments are few and far between

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I'm using the 17/41 on mine,and have been for about a year, I love it. The bike still have plenty of grunt, and is a bit more slab friendly...

Since I've turned the 919 into more of a sport-touring bike being more fuel friendly is a good thing

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I'm using the 17/41 on mine,and have been for about a year, I love it. The bike still have plenty of grunt, and is a bit more slab friendly...

Since I've turned the 919 into more of a sport-touring bike being more fuel friendly is a good thing
fuel friendly... 919.... those two phrases should NEVER go together in the same sentence.... you should be flogging the piss out of it all the time, thats what the 919s love!

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post #11 of 29 Old 02-13-2012, 03:35 PM
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For the guys that typed 41 - is that a typo? Did you mean 44? What rpm does 17/41 run at on the freeway?? I run 16/44 and love it, and have heard that 17/44 is quite popular also. 17/41 seems like it would be geared really high... am I wrong in my thinking?

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post #12 of 29 Old 02-13-2012, 03:49 PM
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Mine has the 17/44.
I'd like to have better low end, but I plan on putting about 15k worth of highway miles on it this year, so it's probably for the better.

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Using the LDHs 919 gear calculator, the 16/41 final ratio is very close to the 17/44.
17/44 = Final Gear Ratio 2.588
16/41 = Final Gear Ratio 2.563

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I can't imagine running 17/41. I've run from 15/45 to 17/43 and different combos in between. I found that I like 16/45 the best. Currently I'm running 17/43 and hate it. Going to be swapping the 17 for the 16 very soon.

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post #15 of 29 Old 02-13-2012, 08:53 PM
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rickard, can you explain why you like 16/45 the best? what's wrong with 17/43? wouldn't 17/44 be better?

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I'm not sure exactly why. It just seems to have the pull I want off the line. Not too much, not too little. Vibes on long trips aren't too bad either. The 17/43 just feels so sluggish to me. If I lived in a coastal city I might stick with 17/43 or 44. At my altitude the 16 just feels right.

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I think i'll go with the 17/44 conversion kit for dan kyle. Anyone running it ?

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post #18 of 29 Old 02-16-2012, 09:46 PM
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bah... mileage concerns??? my stupid 1/2 truck s10 gets 18 mpg on a good day, so when I buy the new chain/sprockets I'm seriously considering 15/44 or 15/45. sure, I'll probably drop to mid-low 30's for mileage, but just think of the fun!

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Too much down low not enough up top. 16/43 nothing wrong with stock.

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I've been running 16/44 for a while, and really happy with it. Took a little power off the very top and added it to the bottom. I like it.

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I've been running 16/44 for a while, and really happy with it. Took a little power off the very top and added it to the bottom. I like it.
When it's time or a new chain, that's what I'm going with. 16/44 or maybe 16/45.

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that sounds like the one I would prefer 16/44 but all the freeway miles Im about to put on it sounds like I need factory or 17/44. Im not familiar with 17/44 but alot of happy customers from what I see. I think I might even just get a new chain and keep the factory sprockets 16/43. I love the pull in every gear, but my chain fully streched and need new. Should I just keep my sprockets and go with new chain for now????? is that so bad?????

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post #23 of 29 Old 03-29-2012, 08:20 PM
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personal preference, and it'll start another debate similar to the oil threads lol.

however, if you get a new chain and go with 17/44 you can shorten your chain links which extends the overall life of your chain! another benefit of the 17/44.

and trust me, if you're gonna do a lot of miles on the freeway as you say you will, you'll love the 17/44. moves that buzz zone up a tad, giving you that sweet spot to cruise at 75-80 before the buzz hits you.

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Well that settles it Im going tomorrow to return my 15/45... and go the opposite route kinda leanin towards factory still but I still need to know what the better brand name is for the conversion or factory what is everyone gong with theese days...and what type chain.
On another note I was trying to go with all black sprocket and chain..EK makes a few colored chains and one is (BLACK)...Sprocket was gonna be Vortex but they didnt have factory or 44 rear....any thoughts

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AFAM sprockets and DID chain

SuperSprox seem to be a popular one too, with their Alu/Steel combo

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I got the D.I.D chain right here in the box 520 zvm-x...but I cant use with factory setup?? or can I?

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Ill do the afam if they make 16/43 and it fits the D.I.D chain for sure

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Talk to LordDuckHunter, he sells stock gearing in 520 from AFAM.

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o.k I hit him up...thanks alot bro

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