My thoughts exactly. Its like your trying to get fake torque and horsepower.Just to give you an idea... I dropped 2 on my front on my 2000 ZX7R when I had it, and it was sic as hell how hard it pulled light to light in town.
Now the bad news... I lost approximately 50mph on the top end, and it wasn't worth it. And that's without going up in the back.
I don't know why everyone is so quick to want to change sprockets... it's almost like the engineers that spent all that time trying to figure out the perfect ratio of speed vs. torque wasted their time.
My philosophy would have to be ... want more low end torque... buy a twin.
Wanna go faster... add a PCIII or TRE, or buy a bigger, faster bike.
Just can't understand why the sprockets seem to be the first thing to go. Yes, I did it. I regretted it, and changed back.
Not trying to jump on you for this, so please don't take it that way... JMHO.
Just remember... for everything you try to gain with sprockets, you have to lose somewhere else. add torque...lose top end. Add top end... lose torque.
Good luck... keep us posted.
That's correct but Rossi isn't allowed to change engine displacement. Every racer will change the gearing to suit the track unless the rules for the class they're racing in doesn't allow it. Rossi will also change the springs, shock and even the swingarm between sessions but nobody is going to advocate that you change the swingarm every time you're just going down the shops. What UpNSmke and Swoosh are saying is that if you want more low end grunt then why not buy a bike to match.up in smoke must not race bikes. Rossi doesnt change the displacement of the engine if he is not ripping off fast times at a track.