Best size sprockets for highway riding

Slipping clutch, transmission nightmares, gearing or belt conversions and modifications go here.
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:20 am
I ride: 2000 Vulcan 500 LTD
Location: Palmyra, NE

Re: Best size sprockets for highway riding

Postby dmsmith » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:09 am

I went with the 17/40 a couple years ago on my 2000 LTD and love it. Almost all of my riding is on highways around 60-65 MPH. I don't feel I'm lacking power and mileage increased about 5-7 MPG (55-60 now).

User avatar
Site Admin
Posts: 802
Joined: Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:35 pm
I ride: '94 Black Cherry Vulcan 500, '06 Candyfire Red Vulcan 500 LTD
Location: Toledo Ohio

Re: Best size sprockets for highway riding

Postby Triangles » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:05 pm

I still have 17/38 (Ninja rear sprocket). It's on the edge of being too tall but I still enjoy it. Had I known then what I know now I would have went with with 17/40. Riding 2 up with a headwind I top out at WOT somewhere between 75 and 80 MPH. In this scenario I drop down to 5th which is still a fuzz taller than the stock 6th gear.

Return to “Transmission - Rear End”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest