Hey guys, I'm thinking of trading my Ninja 1K for a GSXS, it's just too busy on the freeway. What is this bike like and how much of a difference does the 18 toother made? 70mph for me is plenty
I put one on my bike a few weeks ago and love it.....it makes a noticeable difference on the highway. For $25 and about 45 mins of your time it's definitely worth while. I posted a thread with pics, part numbers and some of the tools you"ll need, if you search for "18 tooth" you" find it and a couple of others threads that have some good info.Hey guys, I'm thinking of trading my Ninja 1K for a GSXS, it's just too busy on the freeway. What is this bike like and how much of a difference does the 18 toother made? 70mph for me is plenty
Thank you. "rpms" drives me nuts... and what's with the apostrophe?Ditch. Welcome. BTW, you don't need the "s" in RPM's. R = Revolutions and is plural already. RPM's comes off more like Revolutions Per Minutes.
The 's seemed appropriate. Unknown territory and all.Thank you. "rpms" drives me nuts... and what's with the apostrophe?
On my DL650, going up one tooth on the front sprocket brought the speedometer from nearly 8% high to dead nuts accurate. I would change it on the GSXS just for that reason, but I don't think the speed sensor on the GSXS is over top of the front sprocket the way it is on the 650.
The Suzy V-Strom 1000 i tested many years ago had identical gearing to my SVS1000 until you got to 6th. On the SV it pulled like a demon , on the V stromThe ninja is much better with a one tooth larger front sprocket. The stock bike has a lot of torque and will easily pull it...however, third forth and fifth are still too close together.
I believe they should all be required to have the overdrive 6th of the concours 14. The c14 is turning 3000 rpm at 70 in 6th gear. You pretty much need to drop a gear to pass, but so what?
The thing is, why not? 1-5 is plenty of choices for normal riding, or can be designed as such. You reserve that 6th gear for droning along the highway.
I dont know if this idea is appropriate for this suzuki, but many other bikes could and should be set up this way.
Haha, yup. I have a DRZ400SM with a bunch of bits ready to go into it. Last piece of the puzzle on the shopping list is a wide ratio gear box. 1st is too tall and everything else is too short. Still loads of fun though >We went through this on our dirt bikes. The close ratio transmissions were great for a track, but very poor for general offroading.