I'm very interested now, but I have more questions!
Steve77, If I change the front sprocket to a 16 tooth, will this fit without any issues on my 2015 CB500F? Also, If I change the rear sprocket to a 39 tooth, along with the 16 tooth front, will this still give me enough power to climb hills, as my commute to work does involve some semi-steep hills?
Considering perhaps only changing the rear sprocket to a 38 tooth or the front to a 16 tooth, not sure if this will give me what I want however. As mentioned in my first post, I'm not really looking to increase my top speed, I rarely ever do more than 70 MPH, 90% of the time i'm in 30/40 MPH zones, and I dont use the motorway. I want the gears to be taller but still have enough power at low speeds / RPM's to keep me going on flat ground and hills (nothing too crazy) without the engine bogging down, I fear this will happen if I change to a 16/39 tooth set but I have no idea if this is true
I used the SprocketCalculator airhead83 linked, If I change to a 16 tooth front / 39 rear sprocket set, It says I loose around 12% torque and gain 12% speed. I really dont care about the speed but the torque loss concerns me. Would losing 12% cause issues with hills?
If I change just the front sprocket to a 16 tooth and keep the 41 rear, I loose around 7% torque. This seems more reasonable to me but I'm unsure.
Last edited by Konic; 07-15-2019 at 03:59 PM.