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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #140 on: June 10, 2022, 04:50:58 am
    June 10, 2022, 04:50:58 am
    I am using now 16/42 and I am happy. I think I am getting slightly better fuel consumption, but the main reason was to lower the rpm during the long trips here in the big Texas.

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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #141 on: June 11, 2022, 12:40:38 pm
    June 11, 2022, 12:40:38 pm
    What I like about my 16/41 is with new tires on, Iím running 74 mph @ 4K rpm and 92 mph @ 5K. This means I rarely exceed 5K rpm while traveling, vibration is at a minimum, fuel economy is improved, and the engine will ultimately provide more miles over its lifetime.
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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #142 on: June 11, 2022, 04:39:15 pm
    June 11, 2022, 04:39:15 pm
    Gearing Commander , its a great site to compare gearing changes for any bike.

    I do appreciate why folks change the gearing on the V1 each to their own as to what they desire as to gearing.

    I run the stock gearing 15/43 and have just replaced chain and sprockets as well as new T32 GT tires .
    When touring i am nearly always in sixth at speeds between 55 mph and 75mph on average this works out to a RPM range of 3500 rpm to 4500 rpm.
    I find that a roll on in sixth from 3500 rpm is pretty impressive and of course a shift down one or two changes things in a hurry .
    All this is relative to the roads you are riding on , for myself it would be a variety of corners and straights which relates to changes in speeds as above , I do find with the stock gearing that when the road tightens up the ratios are right on the money .   


     

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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #143 on: July 02, 2022, 03:16:33 pm
    July 02, 2022, 03:16:33 pm
    Just arrived here. In New Hampshire.
    I intend to change gearing to 16/41.
    Does sprocket change alter indicated vs. true mph/kph?
    Where is speedometer signal taken from?
    Thanks,
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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #144 on: July 03, 2022, 03:52:37 am
    July 03, 2022, 03:52:37 am
    I have 16/41. When speedo shows 70mph, GPS shows 66mph.

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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #145 on: July 03, 2022, 09:44:13 am
    July 03, 2022, 09:44:13 am
    *Originally Posted by Bili [+]
    Just arrived here. In New Hampshire.
    I intend to change gearing to 16/41.
    Does sprocket change alter indicated vs. true mph/kph?
    Where is speedometer signal taken from?
    Thanks,
    Bili
    I believe the speed is taken from the ABS rings so any change of sprockets will not effect the Speedo reading.
    BUT, If you have a gear indicator that uses pre programmed engine rpm / speed ratios it can then get confused if you change away from the stock OEM final drive of 15/43
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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #146 on: July 04, 2022, 11:05:24 am
    July 04, 2022, 11:05:24 am
    *Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
    I believe the speed is taken from the ABS rings so any change of sprockets will not effect the Speedo reading.
    BUT, If you have a gear indicator that uses pre programmed engine rpm / speed ratios it can then get confused if you change away from the stock OEM final drive of 15/43
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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #147 on: July 04, 2022, 04:38:13 pm
    July 04, 2022, 04:38:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
    I put a 16 on my 2015 with the standard chain. I had to remove the wheel spindle and move the wheel as far forward as possible to get the chain onto the sprocket.  Once I got it on I could pull the wheel back enough to get the spindle back in and with the adjusters fully forward I had the correct amount of slack in the chain.

    Installed a 16T (was 15T) with the OEM 43T out back. Some welcomed reduction in RPMs at highway and excess highway speeds, but couldn't tell much difference elsewhere with 300 miles of riding in varying degrees of speed.

    Biggest change, was reduction in engine/trans whine, because the new 16T was the rubber-damped version, not the solid type that was on beforehand. Highly recommend, and extra money well-spent.

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    Re: versys 1000 sprocket change
    Reply #148 on: August 29, 2022, 02:12:01 am
    August 29, 2022, 02:12:01 am
    From the factory the 15/43 sprocket ratio is too low. I was going to change to 16/41 like some others but could not remove the countershaft sprocket nut by myself. So, I installed the 41-tooth sprocket on the rear and tried 15/41. This was an improvement but not enough. The rear swingarm has a very long adjustment range so I ordered a 39-tooth sprocket and installed it. I still had plenty of adjustment range left for chain wear. I have been running the 15/39 sprockets for the last 11,000 miles.
    With the 15/39 setup, 60 MPH is about 3500 RPM and 70 MPH is roughly 4000 RPM. The engine gets buzzy up in the mid 4000's where it was at freeway speeds with the original 15/43.
    Reducing the engine speed also improved my cruise control. Before, the cruise control would throw you forward and backwards. I don't feel that problem with the engine speed reduced by the sprocket change.
    FUTURE: When I need to replace the chain and sprockets, I am going with 16/41 which is very close to the same ratio as 15/39. But, I will then be able to easily switch to a 39-tooth rear when I go on very long trips at freeway speeds.
    EXTRA NOTE: If anyone is still running the Bridgestone T31 tires I would recommend changing to Michelin Road 5's or something else. I ran the T31's for 8200 miles and the handling never felt right. The Michelin's make the bike feel much lighter with totally solid cornering. The OEM tires made the bike feel unsteady all the time.

     


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