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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #10 on: July 22, 2021, 06:48:46 PM
I have only had my 2021 ZH2 SE for 2 weeks and the first thing I noticed is that it is geared very low and the first 3 gears are gone by 40 mph. I too, think dropping 2-3 teeth off the back would be of interest to me.
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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #11 on: July 26, 2021, 07:47:23 AM
I think with stock chain, 2 teeth is max, might squeeze that third tooth, but I remember mine being near the limit of adjustability just with 2 teeth. Maybe different for you, but that is just my experience. Or just grind off a couple of links and get the size you like!!

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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #12 on: July 26, 2021, 11:30:26 AM
I have a 43T on mine with stock chain and enough left to fit a 42T if you wanted I reckon. Would be close, but a 43T fits with plenty left. I think oldkawaboy had a 42T on his, but could be wrong.
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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #13 on: July 26, 2021, 12:22:12 PM
So with the 2 or 3  less teeth on the Rear Sprocket, how does it feel?
I am hoping that it carries the gears just enough so that you are not shifting so quickly in the first 3 gears.
I saw a video from Brock Performance, I think, and they too mentioned dropping teeth on rear sprocket.

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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #14 on: July 26, 2021, 05:06:03 PM
Does anyone have the street slip on map for the PCV!?!? I would really like to get my PCV on this week!

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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #15 on: July 29, 2021, 10:52:00 AM
*Originally Posted by stanger1 [+]
So with the 2 or 3  less teeth on the Rear Sprocket, how does it feel?
I am hoping that it carries the gears just enough so that you are not shifting so quickly in the first 3 gears.
I saw a video from Brock Performance, I think, and they too mentioned dropping teeth on rear sprocket.

It definitely does that and smooths things out more in the lower RPM. It uses the torque of the engine in a better way in my opinion, but each to their own. Pulls the revs back some down the highway. Bit more wheelbase as well which helps with stability when you are on the suds with it. 

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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #16 on: July 29, 2021, 12:10:56 PM
Nice,
That will be my 1st mod, to drop 2 teeth off the rear sprocket.  Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #17 on: July 30, 2021, 04:20:39 AM
I agree with smoothing things out at lower RPM and slower speeds. Also, bike feels more relaxed at freeway speeds. Still can ride like a hooligan if you want, but now it isn't always manic, just when you want it.

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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #18 on: August 05, 2021, 01:29:54 PM
I guess I'm in the minority. I think the bike is so heavy it benefits from a little more pep. If Im doing the red light rhumba with traffic I put it in 3rd and leave it, I get to rolling almost naught to 100mph and never shift out of 3rd. Maybe if I did hours of freeway I'd want to back down the buzz but I seldom keep steady sustained speed anyway.
This bike short geared is a mad gorilla on a road of chimps.
Life is short.. better ride fast

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Re: Gearing and Tuning
Reply #19 on: August 05, 2021, 02:53:41 PM
I'm with you JD! One tooth less on the front sprocket on my bike, pitch 520, ergal made rear sprocket...acceleration is amazing!

 



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