About Sprocket Change

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  1. countryboy1958

    countryboy1958 New Member

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    My kit has come with 44 tooth rear sprocket
    If I change rear sprocket to say 48 tooth or other tooth
    would I have to changed the small engine sprocket to
    something other then the 10 tooth it comes with?????

    Any help please
    Frank
     
  2. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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  3. HoughMade

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    What would you be trying to accomplish with the sprocket change?

    But regardless- no.
     
  4. HOOKWORMRIDER1

    HOOKWORMRIDER1 New Member

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    Depending on how much you weigh (i'm 180 lbs ) going to a 36 tooth sprocket will increase speed an reduce vibration.My first kit came with a 50 tooth sprocket and it had tons of low end torque but topped out at about 25 mph and vibrated so bad it would make your hands numb.Going to a 36 will make you have to peddle on up hill starts but the power band kicks it around 10 mph and pulls hard.My bike will run 35 mph every day with no jack shaft kit and is very dependable.
     
  5. countryboy1958

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    Ok thanks guys
    Now i have it straight
    The only reason I asked was because
    I'm thinking of going maybe 48 tooth my part of NYS is
    very hilly. I thought maybe it would help just little
    more.

    Thanks again
    Frank
     
  6. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Don't forget the extra chain links you'll need going up in size....
     

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