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-1 tooth front sprocket? 2006 R6 - January 4, 2009, 08:54 PM

Hey, folks,

I've read umpteen posts about this kind of thing on the various R6 forums, but wanted to check with local folks.

I have a 2006 R6 (non-S) and was thinking about keeping the stock rear sprocket and chain but dropping the front sprocket one tooth for better midrange/acceleration--going from a 16 tooth to a 15 tooth.

(*NOTE: I only have about 2,000 miles on the bike, and I lube the chain regularly, so I'm guessing that in this case, it's okay to just replace the front sprocket without also replacing the rear sprocket and chain [which I know is the general rule of thumb]).

Has anyone with an R6 done this mod?

And if so, where can I get a quality, yet relatively inexpensive front sprocket around here? Same goes for getting a reasonably priced SpeedoHealer to adjust the speedo for the new gearing.

I know that the -1 tooth in the front and +2 in the rear is popular, but I want to continue to sport tour on the bike (in addition to commuting and attending the random track day), and I'd rather not have the bike revving too much while cruising at highway speeds, so I'm going with just the -1 in the front at this point.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be welcomed.

Thanks.
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i did the 520 -1 +2 and i love it !!!! better take off and great for the twisties.....



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i did the 520 -1 +2 and i love it !!!! better take off and great for the twisties.....
Thanks for the post. Does the -1 +2 bother you on the highway? And do you see much of a drop in gas mileage?

Also, I remembered that I have an extended warranty (from the previous owner). Would a sprocket change void that?
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Thanks for the post. Does the -1 +2 bother you on the highway? And do you see much of a drop in gas mileage?

Also, I remembered that I have an extended warranty (from the previous owner). Would a sprocket change void that?
highway doesnt bother me BUT U HAVE TO GET A SPEEDOHEALER or u will rack up miles super fast.. i dont know anything about warrentys



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Send B-Mac a PM, Im sure he can help you out. He just opened a Yamaha dealer in manassas.

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Hey, folks,

I've read umpteen posts about this kind of thing on the various R6 forums, but wanted to check with local folks.

I have a 2006 R6 (non-S) and was thinking about keeping the stock rear sprocket and chain but dropping the front sprocket one tooth for better midrange/acceleration--going from a 16 tooth to a 15 tooth.

(*NOTE: I only have about 2,000 miles on the bike, and I lube the chain regularly, so I'm guessing that in this case, it's okay to just replace the front sprocket without also replacing the rear sprocket and chain [which I know is the general rule of thumb]).

Has anyone with an R6 done this mod?

And if so, where can I get a quality, yet relatively inexpensive front sprocket around here? Same goes for getting a reasonably priced SpeedoHealer to adjust the speedo for the new gearing.

I know that the -1 tooth in the front and +2 in the rear is popular, but I want to continue to sport tour on the bike (in addition to commuting and attending the random track day), and I'd rather not have the bike revving too much while cruising at highway speeds, so I'm going with just the -1 in the front at this point.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be welcomed.

Thanks.


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i did this on my race bike and it made a huge difference just went -1 in the front kept the factory chain and rear sprocket.
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/...6--615099.html

^ same one i have gotten and have had no problems with it at all

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I just picked up a speedo healer and thinking about doing the same thing on my 03...Am I able to drop down a tooth and keep the stock rear and chain also or do I need to drop down to like a 525 chain?


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