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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #50 on: May 03, 2020, 05:18:36 PM
*Originally Posted by Mr Mike [+]
This is great as she is my choice when tripping.

I must need more practice... I keep falling off when I'm smashed  :lostit:

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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #51 on: May 03, 2020, 07:33:00 PM
Well ordered a 16f 41 r and will give that a go when they let us out ,bikes only got 200 miles on it lol

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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #52 on: May 04, 2020, 12:22:31 PM
Prefer the 16/41 set-up. Works for me.  :169: 
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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #53 on: May 10, 2020, 01:21:17 AM
 I'm glad every one has had a great experience with changing sprocket, unfortunately, I went for a 16/40 setup and to start of I was super happy as I commute with it but after the first two days I got a engine and traction control light on the dash so of I went to dealer to find out what was wrong, turns out, the traction control freaks out because the engine speed + gear+road speed = don't add up so it thinks that there is a problem, more over, even if you "turn off" the traction control it is still working in the background so be warned, don't tinker with the 2018 Versys or you will get lights showing up on your dash :(

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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #54 on: May 10, 2020, 01:57:53 AM
Interesting , I have 2015 V1 stock gearing and I really have no issue, being able to pull sixth with full gear and a passenger on a mountain pass sold me on the bike as far as midrange power goes and roll ons in fifth and sixth from 3500 rpm anywhere is impressive. First gear is a bit short but then again when loaded it seems about right and doing tight parking lot turns is easy without dragging the clutch , second is a quick stop ..to the next four which i find usable with nice ratios ..
 
However  :007:...I would like to try out a V1 with the 16/41 seems that some of you really like this set up..thank you
Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 02:46:37 AM by Keener

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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #55 on: May 10, 2020, 03:22:03 AM
Many people find the stock gearing makes the V1 engine feel a bit "busy" at faster cruising speeds which quickly becomes tiresome.  I only had about 1,000 kms on mine before I made the change to 15/41.  Engine speed at 120 km/h dropped by about 350-400 rpm which doesn't seem like much but it makes a difference.  When my front sprocket wears out, I will likely change to a 16 tooth as nearly all of my riding is on the highway between 110 and 130 km/h.

*Originally Posted by Keener [+]
Interesting , I have 2015 V1 stock gearing and I really have no issue, being able to pull sixth with full gear and a passenger on a mountain pass sold me on the bike as far as midrange power goes and roll ons in fifth and sixth from 3500 rpm anywhere is impressive. First gear is a bit short but then again when loaded it seems about right and doing tight parking lot turns is easy without dragging the clutch , second is a quick stop ..to the next four which i find usable with nice ratios ..
 
However  :007:...I would like to try out a V1 with the 16/41 seems that some of you really like this set up..thank you

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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #56 on: May 10, 2020, 01:07:47 PM

 
 Riding solo and being a lightweight I too found the 2015 V1K a bit busy in 6th and soon switched to a Ninja Ik 16t front sprocket. The bike will still troll along comfortably at 50kph in 6th and accelerate smoothly, while 1st still makes for smooth starts.
 I can see that if heavily loaded the 15t front sprocket would suit well.

 I ditched the gear shift indicator early on as the large and bright numbers were distracting and on upshifts it couldn't keep up with the shifts.
also, given the engine characteristics, 'which gear' matters far less than on, say, the V650.
 Useless piece of kit as far as I was concerned.

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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #57 on: May 10, 2020, 05:33:30 PM
uralrob , Bike-nerd  thankyou for your input , i may try this next drive change, does make some sense for sure
..I checked gearing commander  and it appears that chain wear and sprocket is compromised  quite a bit by 16/41 change so going by gearing commander it looks like the drive train will wear much quicker .
15/41 is near the same as stock 15/43 which looks to be best as to have good duration.

uralrob ..i agree on gear indicators , not needed in any case IMO
Last Edit: May 10, 2020, 06:00:40 PM by Keener

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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #58 on: May 23, 2020, 04:16:16 AM
Has anybody gone up one tooth/down one tooth front/back or 16/42? Anybody running 16/42, is your OEM gear indicator displaying properly?
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Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
Reply #59 on: May 23, 2020, 06:31:23 AM
*Originally Posted by Bigpadg [+]
Has anybody gone up one tooth/down one tooth front/back or 16/42? Anybody running 16/42, is your OEM gear indicator displaying properly?

I went to a 16T on the front, stock 43T on rear. The gear indicator is confused at times,,,  I like the change, seems just right now.