Author Mike from Cape Town  (Read 505 times)

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    Mike from Cape Town
    on: August 25, 2021, 02:01:23 pm
    August 25, 2021, 02:01:23 pm
    Hi, I'm a newbie, My name is Mike, I'm from Cape Town, South Africa, Just bought a 2016 XR, my second one, just love these bikes, been riding for 25years, been through the radical CBR's and R1's.

    A question, I would like to lengthen the gearing on the XR, I believe going from a 46 rear to a 43 improves this substantially, without loosing too much bottom end?

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    Re: Mike from Cape Town
    Reply #1 on: August 25, 2021, 05:28:58 pm
    August 25, 2021, 05:28:58 pm
    Welkom boet!

    OEM gearing is a 45 tooth rear(17 tooth front), I have run a 42 tooth with no detrimental effect, it lowers the rpm a little at cruising speed.


    PS, I am sure ADMIN will move this tot he correct area

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    Re: Mike from Cape Town
    Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 04:31:15 am
    August 26, 2021, 04:31:15 am
    Howzit Boet/Brother

    Welcome.e to the form and Ian from Cape Town area aswell, to ward Strand/Gordon's Bay.

    Ride safe and enjoy the 2nd one.

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    Re: Mike from Cape Town
    Reply #3 on: August 26, 2021, 10:18:55 am
    August 26, 2021, 10:18:55 am
    Thanks very much for your reply, I will be having it done on Friday, thanks Boet :028:

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    Re: Mike from Cape Town
    Reply #4 on: August 26, 2021, 02:39:51 pm
    August 26, 2021, 02:39:51 pm
    Howzit Mike from Cape Town. 

    :400: to the forum.