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sloduck
09-27-2004, 12:50 PM
Stock is 16/40 on a Factory. Would 15/42 fit without changing the OEM chain? Anyone here done this?

stinky
09-27-2004, 01:37 PM
A little search goes a long way, but there are folks running 16/42 with the stock chain without issues. 15/42 is only one tooth from stock and won't be a problem - except for trying to wipe the grin off your face. :)

Two guys here: http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=38520 mention running 15/42.

Toolbox
09-27-2004, 02:11 PM
I think the 15/42 would be perfect! I have a 15/43 and I'm a little disappointed at my top speed.

Chain wasn't an issue... no problems so go ahead and install yours! :)

stinky
09-27-2004, 02:14 PM
FWIW, I'm at 15/41 with no complaints.

alice
09-27-2004, 02:42 PM
15/42 is not a problem at all, OK top end suffers a little but who really needs it ?? (16/42 worked fine too). think of the front tyre life :D

sloduck
09-27-2004, 03:53 PM
Originally posted by Toolbox
I think the 15/42 would be perfect! I have a 15/43 and I'm a little disappointed that at my top speed though.

Chain wasn't an issue... no problems so go ahead and install yours! :)

Are you saying that you did not have to change your OEM chain by using 15/43? If this is the case, then COOL....

BTW, how's the weather in Manila? Where do you ride there?

buckmaster
09-27-2004, 04:55 PM
Sounds like 15/42 is what im looking for. What brand rear are you all using? I have always used sprocket specialist.You can customize your sprockets pretty cheap.I have one on my r-1 hard anodized black , lightend & fluted that ive put about 2500 hard miles on & the teeth are still black w/0 wear, think it only cost about 85.00

dbren23
09-27-2004, 10:02 PM
I ordered the "new and improved" 42T Stealth from Sidewinder...it wasn't pretty $129.99. It should arrive soon and I will report back on the new design.

Toolbox
09-28-2004, 12:40 AM
Originally posted by sloduck
Are you saying that you did not have to change your OEM chain by using 15/43? If this is the case, then COOL....

BTW, how's the weather in Manila? Where do you ride there?

Yup... I didn't have to chage the chain. I just put everything right on without altering anything. There's still space for another added tooth on either the front or the back.

See - lookey:

http://www.motorcycleasia.com/images/rsv/096.jpg

Whether in Manila is great for riding. We have a rainy season which only lasts about 3 months out of the year and you can still go out and ride in between days because the sun comes out. The rest of the year is Summer so I can pretty much ride anytime I feel like. :)

HARDCHARGER
09-28-2004, 11:39 AM
Originally posted by dbren23
I ordered the "new and improved" 42T Stealth from Sidewinder...it wasn't pretty $129.99. It should arrive soon and I will report back on the new design.

Who is sidewinder? Do you have a link?
I spoke to a company in Chicago that the people @ Stealth turned me on to. Don't know the name... price is the same though,$129.oo OUCH !
I had the old design and it is toast after 5000 miles.

Question... can you convert to a 520 chain with these sprockets?
Or is the pitch on the sprocket different ?

cman6453
09-28-2004, 11:49 AM
Toolbox - You actually have clear roads to ride on out there or do you mostly track it? With all the traffic and the lack of driver discipline, (read, "stay in your lane"), I surprised you actually do ride. :D The last time I was back there, the backroads weren't that great either. Even the highways were a little iffy. Of course that was in the provinces so what the hell do I know. Last time I was back there was '99. Next time I go back, we'll have to hook up!!

Chris

cman6453
09-28-2004, 11:51 AM
What "new design" for the Stealth/Sidewinder sprocket? I've had mine for about 2 or 3,000 miles and it still looks fine?

Toolbox
09-28-2004, 03:08 PM
Originally posted by cman6453
Toolbox - You actually have clear roads to ride on out there or do you mostly track it? With all the traffic and the lack of driver discipline, (read, "stay in your lane"), I surprised you actually do ride. :D The last time I was back there, the backroads weren't that great either. Even the highways were a little iffy. Of course that was in the provinces so what the hell do I know. Last time I was back there was '99. Next time I go back, we'll have to hook up!!

Chris

The roads are all still pretty crappy but when the desire to ride is eating away at you, you tend to forget about the flaws and just enjoy everything about being on a bike. The roads down South are far better. I just came back from a ride to Tagaytay an hour ago and I can't complain. I'm getting closer and closer to getting my bike to the 1,000 kilometer mark before sending it in for its first service interval. I'm going to head down to Tali beach over the weekend and spend it trying to get a tan but more importantly, by the time I get back, the bike can already be sent in for service. :)

Skyway on South Super highway is great! That's where I always do my high speed runs. Tonight I was fairly conservative because of the group I was with. I did nothing over 220kph.