View Full Version : Gearing Recommendations?
01-20-2003, 06:48 AM
I'm picking up my Mille R in the next few days and have a couple of questions.
I'd like to order a 520 chain and "gears", But I'd like some suggestions from racers what is a good countershaft sprocket size to go with and a rear sprocket size or sizes.
I know it depends on the track size. We race mostly on shorter tracks. Not alot of long straight type tracks. I think the longest one is about 1/2 mile long. But thats one track out of 5.
Just looking for some good starting points!
01-21-2003, 01:51 AM
[off topic] Howdy Alpha,
You going to race the mille? the R6 going? [/off topic]
(cant offer you any on the Q :( )
01-21-2003, 06:34 AM
Dang, Busted! :eek:
Well, I actually sold the R6 two races into last race season. I had actually planned not to race it at all because I purchased TZ250 to race. But 1 freakin' month before the first race, I had a crank seizure. Missed the first two races on it trying to get it put together.
Did well on the TZ, Consistent top 3 finisher and even a win on the fastest track we race on. But the TZ is too much work. I can't just ride it and put it in the garage. Every outing meant the heads and cylinders would have to come off for inspection. Every 300 miles, a new top end, 1200 miles rebuild the crank. Pretty pricey to keep running too. My preseason purchase of "consumables" and a crank rebuild put my before season expense at about 1500 dollars.
Don't tell the guys on the R6 board;)
01-22-2003, 04:17 AM
<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Don't tell the guys on the R6 board[/quote]
Who, me? :lol: I haven't had a 6 for near a year also ;)
I saw you had an expert win this season...well done :)
The Mile should be a hoot!
micah apriliaforum com
01-22-2003, 08:25 AM
I like 16:44 for faster roads and tracks and 15:44 for shorter stuff.
01-28-2003, 09:19 PM
What is the stock gearing for a 2000.5 Mille?
02-06-2003, 10:56 AM
I run the 16/44 combo and absolutely agree that it's the way to go for street riding/canyon carving etc.
I've run pretty much the whole gambit of bolt on performance mods and think the 16/44 is probably the best return on the dollar.
So far completed is:
Harris 2-2 race system
Evoluzione race air box and filter
Evoluzione ignition amplifier
Hi Po plugs/plug wires
Evoluzione custom Hi Po chip
54mm throttle bodies and accompanying SP stacks
16/44 gears (525 D.I.D./AFAM sprockets)
Arrow rear sets
M-1's and HH pads
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