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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-27-2019, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
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rear sprockets for 2011

Can the rear sprocket bet changed? I would like one with about 4 more teeth. Trying to raise RPM about 50 to 75. I am a good sized guy and I take the 2011 RT with my wife and a trailer on longer rides. It feels like I need to keep the bike in 4th gear when cruising at 50 - 55 mph. I really need to be hitting sixty mph to pull 5th gear. My bike just seems to not like the 4000 rpm better at 4500 to 4575, anybody else have that feeling. if not the sprocket, putting on a rear tire that is just a couple of inches less diameter. Is that called the aspect of the tire? that could give the same answer to my problem?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 07:15 AM
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It feels like I need to keep the bike in 4th gear when cruising at 50 - 55 mph. I really need to be hitting sixty mph to pull 5th gear.
I respectfully suggest that there is NOTHING WRONG with cruising in 4th gear if that is where the engine is comfortable.

If the transmission design is anything like the newer ones, that top gear is kind of an "overdrive" anyway.

So......you might go to a lot of time and expense (can you get a belt that is long enough ??) only to end up with the engine running at the same RPM in 5th that it now does in 4th......accomplishing pretty much nothing at cruising speeds.

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