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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: The shithole of DC
Bike: Turbo'd Ruckus
Re: Switching from 180/55 to 180/60
This is my 2 cents:
If you want to stick with the OEM range of gearing, get a 15/42 set up. I know, I know - that's the same as stock gearing. Here's why:
The 180/60's fit fine with the OEM gearing. I know this because I've ran it for awhile. HOWEVER, the tire tread-swingarm clearance is extremely close. Enough that my tire warmers rub while putting the tire warmers on. I've tried ChickenHawk Pro-lines, Woodcraft's, and my new Capit tire warmers. All rub.
Obviously, the 15/42 sprockets are smaller than the stock 16/45. Using the same number of chain links, your rear axle will get pushed back.
I HAVE NOT tried my tire warmer yet. I might get a chance to try it out tonight. I'll try to update (With pics) as soon as I can.
Oh...yeah...by the way.
My Sharkskinz doesn't work with the kickstand. So, I said eff it, and just removed the entire bracket/everything. Rear stand only from here on out. If you haven't sent your shit off to get painted yet, I would DEFINITELY trim that corner out so it'll clear. Your painter guy can clean it up so it'll look factory. Unfortunately, I had my shit already painted/drilled. I'm not about to hack into my brand new paint job. Now, a crash or two later in the future, yeah, my give a shits will probably be less. But until then...
EDIT: Oh yeah. You can't just add a link to the chain, since technically you have to add 2 links. And if you want to use 16/45 gearing, you CAN NOT add a link to the chain. The chain will be too long and you'll run out of axle adjustment. Been there, done that - that's why I went 15/42.
I was going to continue to trash you rookie clowns but it's not even worth it. You're going to spend the rest of your days wasting away and possibility of aquiring talent because you're too ignorant and stubborn to realize you suck... but could be good. You all just keep proving my points.
Last edited by High Side; 04-23-2014 at 04:24 PM.