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I am planning to replace the front and rear sprocket on my 95. I know stock was 16/44...

Can someone explain the basics of changing the gears around?

If I keep the ratio about the same, but for instance go smaller in the front, larger in the rear, what is the effect?
 

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:headscratch If the final drive stays the same (or close) there's no point. You only have 3 choices for fronts as far as I know 15, 16 & 17.
 

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Down in front and up in the rear would have an effect. It would bring the torque way up at the rear and lower the top speed.

If you go up and down it would reduce it but give you a higher top end. If you go up front AND up rear, or down/down, then you really aren't doing shit.
 

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I am planning to replace the front and rear sprocket on my 95. I know stock was 16/44...

Can someone explain the basics of changing the gears around?

If I keep the ratio about the same, but for instance go smaller in the front, larger in the rear, what is the effect?
For every tooth you go down on the front it is roughly equivalent to going up 3 in the rear.


15/41 = 2.73 to 1 ratio
16/44 = 2.75 to 1
17/47 = 2.76 to 1

15/45 = 3.00 to 1
16/48 = 3.00 to 1
17/51 = 3.00 to 1
 

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For every tooth you go down on the front it is roughly equivalent to going up 3 in the rear.


15/41 = 2.73 to 1 ratio
16/44 = 2.75 to 1
17/47 = 2.76 to 1

15/45 = 3.00 to 1
16/48 = 3.00 to 1
17/51 = 3.00 to 1
Thanks man.

I understand the torque vs top speed idea, but I was only curious as to what changes if any occurred when the ration stayed about the same.

A buddy of mine had a 48t sprocket for me, but I would like more torque if anything. My top speed is already much higher than I take it to begin with.
 
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