Guest lawrenceofsuburbia Posted May 6, 2015 Share Posted May 6, 2015 I do a fair bit of distance riding, and have a ~8000km trip coming up. I’d like to lower engine rpm when the bike is travelling at my usual 100 to 110kph cruising speed (many major roads here are 100kph restricted). Engine revs are exactly 4000rpm with 100kph showing. I’d like to get that down to ~ 3500rpm, for a more relaxed ride. I fully understand that this will take the edge off acceleration – which is already more than adequate! Dealer suggests that fitting a smaller rear sprocket with two (2) less teeth than OE will help. Can someone here with greater technical know-how than I kindly tell me if that – two less teeth – will bring the rpm down to somewhere close to my target. If not, what would you suggest? We made such a change on my wife’s Suzuki Bandit 600 many years ago, and it made it more comfortable and suitable for her – she was then 55+yo and didn’t require neck-snapping acceleration! Any thoughts/ advice will be appreciated. Lawrence of Suburbia [em] (‘39 model) Brisbane Queensland Australia 2015 Matte Grey Tracer – now at 1337 km and first service done on May 6th. $220. [/em] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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