15/49 makes the highest ratio this far on a tR1ke on this forum. Other recommended ratios are 15/46-47 and they seem to like it. I'm looking forward to your experiences. i haven't decided to change my ratio for now because the chain and sprockets are in too good conditiion and I cannot make up my mind...
After speaking to Kev last night, I have now got a new set of sprockets to fit and gear the tR1ke down a bit. with the 16/46 set my theoretical top speed was 175mph. this will now be changed to 15/49 bringing speed in top down to 154mph, and only 77mph in first.I hope this will allow me to use more than just first gear around Curborough.
New sprockets fitted and test drive done! I haven't yet set the speedo healer or gear indicator, but the difference is massive. Pulling away is much better not sure about any difference in acceleration, but can go all the way to 6th gear with the back wheel spinning. Probably time to fit the new rear tyre now!
Late 2010; Got interested, visited RTR & ordered a tR1ke February 2011; Purchased and dismantled a R1 April 2011; Started building June 2012; UK Approval by RTR July 2012; NL Approved and licensed! August 2012 and on: Driving & fine tuning.... August 2015; Sold my Tr1ke. Up for a new project.
Pulling away is much better not sure about any difference in acceleration, but can go all the way to 6th gear with the back wheel spinning.
Lowering the gearing helps pulling away but you will have to get a trackday tyre if you want better grip, either that or try pulling away WITHOUT full throttle, I know you've never tried this technique but it might help