Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Austin Texas, USA area.
The moment I first rode my new 2017 model, with standard 15/41 gearing, I knew a 16T countershaft sprocket was not going to get the job done. I fitted a 17T following instructions on this forum re how to lightly modify the case saver and the OEM chain worked fine. You just have to move the rear wheel forward to suit. If an 18T were made for the bike, and it would fit, I'd have that on. As it is, the 17 reduces rpm by about 600 at 60 mph indicated. Well worth the $33 for the sprocket from Sprocket Specialists and it makes longer rides at cruising speed more enjoyable. Adds to engine life also, I should think..
"You don't stop riding because you got old...You got old because you stopped riding,"