How to determine sprocket and chain size?
i own a 2000 r6 and im trying to buy a new sprocket for more top speed, and how do i determine what i need, im guessing i want a down 2 but what about the little details like front sprocket and chain size? plz help
Over 4 years ago
Well I certainly can't make a specific recommendation for you with respect to what gearing you run on your bike (since that is really just an issue of personal preference), however, here are the general "rules of thumb" to keep in mind whenever you decided to change sprocket sizing:
- Going larger in the front or smaller in the rear will take away a bit of that low end snap/grunt and acceleration, and essentially move it all up top for a gain in top speed.
- Going smaller in the front or larger in the rear will essentially take away a bit of top speed in exchange for improved acceleration, snap and overall grunt/pull of the bike.
- Going down a tooth in the front is about the equivilant to adding three teeth to the rear. Likewise, adding a tooth to the front is about the equivilant to going down three teeth in the rear.
So keeping in mind the implications associated with these "general rules of thumb", you should hopefully be able to select a front and rear gearing combination that will work best for you, your bike and your riding style. If you need any further help with deciding on a "suitable" sprocket-combo, just give us a call and we should be able to help you out over the phone!