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Old 21-12-2016
dvorak dvorak is offline
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by my rough calculations 14/46 should get you close enough to stock gearing with a 160/60r16 rear wheel.

Stock dirt gearing is pretty much spot on for street use at legal speeds, ie 0-100kph.

Any taller you will lose power.

Any shorter you won't really gain acceleration as the 6 speed gear box is already low in the first few gears. Plus the gears will feel too close and it will be difficult to keep the front end down. Wheelies are fun but your steering and braking performance comes from the front wheel. You don't want to too light in the corners.
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