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Its time for a a new chain and sprockets on my 2000 SV. I was thinking of going up a couple of teeth in the rear. Is it worth it? Will it affect the length of chain i need to get? I usually ride in the bottom/midrange revs; very rarely ring it out. I dont really care about losing top end speed, but i dont want the revs to be too high while cruising down the highway..... Any info will be appreciated......
Also, was looking at this on eBay
eBay Motors: Suzuki 99-04 SV650 650 520 CHAIN SPROCKET CONVERSION (item 330030755841 end time Sep-26-06 08:40:31 PDT)
Is it a good deal? The parts any good?
 

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Well, I'll answer my own questions in case anyone else is wondering....
1. I went up one tooth in the rear sprocket and was surprised what a difference a single toth makes. I lost almost 5mph in each gear, but it has more low end grunt. I haven't decided if i like it yet.....
2. The max front/rear sprocket combo you can put on a 110 link chain is 15/46
3. I think those parts i asked about were aluminium, which i was told does not last as long as steel....
 

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Thanks, E. Sorry we weren't able to help you before.
 

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i went down a tooth in the front, which is the same as going up 3 in he rear..i like the extra acceleration i get but the gearing is shorter and the ride a little more buzzy.i think that i am going to go back to stock soon..
 

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I like my 15/46 set up because it allows you to dip into the low revs without as much bogging as the stock set up. I do not think I would go up any more in the rear though. The revs are just right at highway speeds (about 5800 @ 80mph)
 

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just an up date here, switched back to stock after debating between a 15/46
and 15/45 set up and i am very happy..the bike rides (to me) 100% better
than when i was running the 14/45 set..i actually can use 1st gear now, still
has plenty of low and top end pull and is just smoother all the way around..i
think i am finally dont fooling with the sprockets..suzuki had it right when
they put the stock setup on the bike..just the right mix between highway
cruising and city riding rev's and power...now that i have been riding for
almost 2 years and im not afraid to get the RPM's up there..i switched
to the 14 out of noobie-ness wanting more power and not knowing
how to ride as well or as agressivelly .cant wait to take the bike out
today..its like having a new ride altogether!!:)
 
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