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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #130 on: April 06, 2021, 02:14:56 am
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    From what I can tell, since you first flashed my Ecu, it’s provided a 1-3 mpg improvement. I was shocked at the average of 44mpg I was getting this past weekend twisting the throttle up in the Great Smoky Mountains, Tail of the Dragon and all. Wasn’t expecting that good at all. 👏 Bike performed flawlessly, in greatest part because of your tune.
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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #131 on: June 06, 2022, 09:02:10 pm
    June 06, 2022, 09:02:10 pm
    Thanks to advice in this thread, I tested to change sprockets on my 2022 V1K.

    I have changed sprockets to 16T front and 41T rear. It made a big difference and the motorcycle feels more mature. The first gear is more useful now. On the highway, the RPM:s are pleasantly low on the highest gear.

    To loosen the front sprocket nut, I used a simple and inexpensive electric impact gun with a 27 mm 6 sided drive socket. The bike on the center stand and the gear in neutral. I held the rear wheel with one foot, hardly no force. No use of rear brake necessary. The nut came loose immediately after just a few seconds.

    I used JT-sprockets:

    Front: JTF1537-16RB
    Rear: JTR1489-41

    No error codes and the gear indicator works correctly.
    The stock chain length is ok.
    The bike is 2022 V1K Base model








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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #132 on: June 06, 2022, 09:41:52 pm
    June 06, 2022, 09:41:52 pm
    Excellent post! Yes, I couldn’t be happier with the 16/41 on my 2015, except for occasional track days on 14/43. Of course, I needed the Healtech gear indicator to correct error, so Kawi is evidently reading the latest gen gears differently - thankfully. Liked your description of “more mature” - I might say more refined with longer, smoother acceleration and less throttle snatch at low rpm’s. Of course, I credit my Shoodaben ecu flash with a lot of that, too. Thanks for your write-up! :763:
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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #133 on: June 07, 2022, 06:41:05 am
    June 07, 2022, 06:41:05 am
    *Originally Posted by Camel [+]
    Thanks to advice in this thread, I tested to change sprockets on my 2022 V1K.

    I have changed sprockets to 16T front and 41T rear. It made a big difference and the motorcycle feels more mature. The first gear is more useful now. On the highway, the RPM:s are pleasantly low on the highest gear.

    To loosen the front sprocket nut, I used a simple and inexpensive electric impact gun with a 27 mm 6 sided drive socket. The bike on the center stand and the gear in neutral. I held the rear wheel with one foot, hardly no force. No use of rear brake necessary. The nut came loose immediately after just a few seconds.

    I used JT-sprockets:

    Front: JTF1537-16RB
    Rear: JTR1489-41

    No error codes and the gear indicator works correctly.
    The stock chain length is ok.
    The bike is 2022 V1K Base model










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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #134 on: June 07, 2022, 09:19:04 am
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    Glad to know it doesn't effect the gear indicator like it did on my 2015 model.
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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #135 on: June 07, 2022, 08:18:28 pm
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    Please report if any fuel mileage change occurs.

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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #136 on: June 07, 2022, 10:14:32 pm
    June 07, 2022, 10:14:32 pm
    *Originally Posted by TdLpps [+]
    Please report if any fuel mileage change occurs.
    On my 2017, I rode with stock (15/43) gearing as well as 15/41 and 16/41.
    I never saw any change in fuel mileage.
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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #137 on: June 08, 2022, 12:59:54 am
    June 08, 2022, 12:59:54 am
    That's what I would think, too.  Frankly, I like the smoothness my 2020 has at 5,000 rpms and 80 mph.

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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #138 on: June 08, 2022, 03:14:34 am
    June 08, 2022, 03:14:34 am
    I thought you would have gotten better fuel economy

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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #139 on: June 09, 2022, 10:51:26 pm
    June 09, 2022, 10:51:26 pm
    16/41 instead of 15/43 gives about 11% lower rpm. The difference between 6th and 5th gears is about 15%. I didn´t record my fuel economy for comparison before and after changing sprockets. But I have made a very non-scientific test to see if there is any difference between 6th and 5th gears. And there is slightly better fuel economy on 6th gear vs 5th gear with constant speed after sprocket change. But the difference is small, just about 4-5%. So I assume about the same difference, or slightly smaller, with constant speed on 6th gear before and after changing the sprockets. I think the driving style influences the fuel economy more and easily can erase the small difference.   
    Last Edit: June 09, 2022, 10:53:34 pm by Camel
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