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post #16 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 180/60 Tire Fit, Chain, and Alignment

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Originally Posted by High Side View Post
For an intermediate rider, I'd recommend 15/43, or 16/46.
I see why now.

With the stock 114 link chain, I was real spooked by how close the 180/60 was to the swing arm. Wanting plenty of clearance, I got new 520 sprockets (16/45 stock gearing) with a 116 link chain. Wasn't too worried about a bit taller gearing with the taller tire - figured I could use a little higher first gear. But, with no additional sprocket teeth, the 116 chain moved the axle further back than I was expecting. Still ok adjustment range, but I'd like to get the 46 rear and pull the axle back into the middle of the range.

2009 R6

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