Author [ES] [CA] [PL] [PT] [IT] [DE] [FR] [NL] [DK] [NO] [GR] [TR] Topic: Gearing  (Read 2282 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MattF

  • XR Junior
  • *
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: wales
  • Bike: S1000XR SE SPORT
Gearing
« on: November 02, 2016, 07:48:24 PM »
Hi all, just wondering if anyone had changed the gearing to lower revs a bit at motorway speeds?

Offline skapan

  • XR Member
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Country: ca
  • Bike: BMW S1000
  • Town: Toronto
Re: Gearing
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2016, 11:24:47 PM »
Yes, there was some discussion last year. I'm sure a search will turn it up.

Offline skapan

  • XR Member
  • **
  • Posts: 83
  • Country: ca
  • Bike: BMW S1000
  • Town: Toronto
Re: Gearing
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2016, 11:28:47 PM »

Offline Troppo

  • XR Pro
  • ***
  • Posts: 317
  • Country: au
  • Bike: XR
Re: Gearing
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2016, 11:54:30 PM »
As they said in the other thread, 1st is quite high as it is....

What beemer should (ha!) have done, is internally changed 6th to make it about 10% higher...

Offline marksmcparts

  • Approved Vendor
  • XR Member
  • *
  • Posts: 15
  • Country: gb
  • Bike: S1000XR
  • Town: Bath
Re: Gearing
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 08:27:35 PM »
I wondered about this myself when I first got mine. Never got round to it but after a few miles I stopped being bothered by the revs and decided I didn't want to lose the instant roll on grunt.

Offline Triumphboy

  • XR Member
  • **
  • Posts: 26
  • Country: gb
  • Bike: S1000XR SE
  • Town: Buckingham
Re: Gearing
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 10:39:14 AM »
I had a K1300GT before the XR. With my wife on the back when touring, the torque from the extra CC's had little effect of the available grunt in top gear. We are both relative lightweights.
I noticed, with the XR with her on the back that the grunt just isn't there. To gear it up a bit would probably be ok for a solo ride in my opinion but with two up?
Not sure......
Cheers