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    Question Changing the counter shaft sprocket or rear wheel sprocket

    Has anyone added a smaller, 1 or 2 teeth less, counter shaft sprocket, or a larger, 2 or 3 teeth more, to the rear wheel sprocket, to give the NC700X 6 speed bike more get up and go from a dead stop?
    If so, what was your experiences and opinion of this modification?
    I would like a little more zip when starting off from a signal or stop sign!

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    I would keep the gearing as it is on the NC. It already has plenty of torque in the low RPM range, and changing the final drive ratio will only affect the overall fuel economy.

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    ^ +1. I would keep the gearing stock. If I were to change it, I will go up 1 in the front sprocket and make the gearing a bit taller
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    Quote Originally Posted by pismocycleguy View Post
    Has anyone added a smaller, 1 or 2 teeth less, counter shaft sprocket, or a larger, 2 or 3 teeth more, to the rear wheel sprocket, to give the NC700X 6 speed bike more get up and go from a dead stop?
    If so, what was your experiences and opinion of this modification?
    I would like a little more zip when starting off from a signal or stop sign!
    I will be going 2 up in the rear when i can get one. A little more ooomph off the line and outta corners wont hurt. Fuel economy for this bike will always be good unless you take it to a track day and flog it to death

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    If my strange 3,000 rpm in 6th thing doesn't go away and I find it truly unbearable, then I will definitely try a gearing change and see what happens.

    I won't be changing for any other need, the NC feels just fine for me in that regard, acceleration-wise. I wouldn't even mind it being geared lower actually, but I hope to spend a lot of riding going relatively slow in first gear, so it probably would be a minimal addition to the rear sprocket that I would go for, if I'm forced to.

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    For what its worth, HealTech has a SpeedoHealer listed for the NC.

    HealTech Electronics Ltd. - Makers of the SpeedoHealer, GIpro, X-TRE, FI Tuner Pro, Brake Light Pro, MM5, OBD Tool

    Control unit is the SH-V4 and the wiring harness kit is the SH-H05.

    https://www.healtech-electronics.com/...on_list_en.pdf



    They are also offering a gear indicator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy View Post
    For what its worth, HealTech has a SpeedoHealer listed for the NC.

    HealTech Electronics Ltd. - Makers of the SpeedoHealer, GIpro, X-TRE, FI Tuner Pro, Brake Light Pro, MM5, OBD Tool

    Control unit is the SH-V4 and the wiring harness kit is the SH-H05.

    https://www.healtech-electronics.com/...on_list_en.pdf



    They are also offering a gear indicator.
    What does this posting have to do with changing the sprocket sizes for quicker acceleration from a dead stop position?
    I am really not concerned about the speedometer's accuracy!
    The information is of interest, but not about the subject of this thread.
    IS this what they call HIJACKING a thread?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by pismocycleguy View Post
    What does this posting have to do with changing the sprocket sizes for quicker acceleration from a dead stop position?
    I am really not concerned about the speedometer's accuracy!
    The information is of interest, but not about the subject of this thread.
    IS this what they call HIJACKING a thread?????
    Gearing affects speedometer accuracy on the NC, so it is not unrelated. It is possible that someone considering a gearing change might not know of this or what to do about it. So, in that regard, it could have been helpful information. What is not possible is for someone to read your mind and know what you are or are not concerned about. I don't see that "your thread" has been hijacked.
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    I thought that the comment about the speedo accuracy was pertinent and in fact quite important
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    I would consider going to a lower gear for off road riding, now that I can correct the speedo.

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