What does a larger sprocket on a motorcycle do?
Sprocket size and final drive Gearing up adds more speed and decreases the final drive ratio. You can gear down by using a larger rear sprocket or a smaller front sprocket. Gearing down reduces speed and increases the final drive ratio.
What does a smaller front sprocket do on a motorcycle?
Adding teeth to the front and rear sprockets have opposite effects. Installing a larger countershaft sprocket creates higher gearing, while a larger rear sprocket lowers gearing. Similarly, a smaller front sprocket lowers the gearing while a smaller rear sprocket makes the gearing higher.
How do I choose a motorcycle sprocket?
This is determined by the the number of teeth on the front sprocket, compared to the number of teeth in the rear sprocket. For example, a motorcycle with a 17-tooth front sprocket and a 45-tooth rear sprocket would have a ratio of 2.65 (45 divided by 17 = 2.65).
Are motorcycle sprockets interchangeable?
No, they’re not interchangeable. Motorcycles aren’t the wondrously complex machines many people make them out to be.
Are sprockets universal?
Sprockets have to be specific to the bike, but chains are universal.
What is the pitch on a motorcycle sprocket?
1 original parts (OE) suppliers for Japanese and European motorcycle manufacturers. What are the “pitch” and “length” of a motorcycle chain? The pitch of a drive chain refers to the thickness of your sprockets and chain. Its normally stamped on the exterior links on quality chains.
Does a bigger rear sprocket make you go faster?
A bigger rear sprocket/ smaller front sprocket will give you an increase in acceleration but decrease your top speed. A smaller rear sprocket/bigger front sprocket will reduce you acceleration but increase the top speed.
Is a bigger or smaller sprocket better?
Substituting a larger front or smaller rear sprocket lowers the ratio (sometimes called “taller” gearing), resulting in more speed for a given engine rpm. Likewise, a smaller front or larger rear sprocket gives less speed for a given rpm (“shorter” gearing).
Do smaller sprockets go faster?
How do I know what size sprocket to get?
To measure the chain size, if you have just the sprocket, use calipers to measure between the teeth. Measure from center to center of where the chain roller would set between the teeth that will give you the pitch. Once you know the pitch you can determine what chain size you would need.