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I had originally thought of going up a tooth on the countershaft sprocket or go down a couple in the rear for possibly a touch more top speed, but when I would need that is infrequent and it would not have been significant. So I ended up going the other way and I really like it so far. I didn’t want to replace the chain by going up in the rear, so I went with a 15 tooth up front. We’ll see how that plays out at Buttonwillow in a couple weeks, the configuration being run does not have any extended straights, but I am really liking the change in the canyons. RPM raised about 500 for the same speeds, but that little bit moved it into better power zones, just as the torque starts peaking. 3 and 4th gear, depending on the section of road work out much better for driving out of corners. I expect the same difference and improvement at the track as it is similar speeds.

Now I need to decide what tire I want to run. Stick with the new Q4’s that are on it now or swap for the Dunlop slicks that are on another bike I’m not bringing to the track that day. The Q4’s will be fine fine for my return to the track, they do not need warmers, but do I want to wear them some extra when the slick set is just sitting? To many choices. Dammit, this is why I want spare rims. 🤣
 

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Yeah, saves me time, and it’s not like this bike tears through tires. Spare rims are out there, they are just not cheap in the color Is want, flo-yellow. I have a tire changer, 10 minutes to dismount, mount, balance, that is also why I have not bought a spare set of rims yet. I’ll quit overthinking it. lol Thanks
 

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I really liked the down one on the front sprocket change on the track. For the track day yesterday, I pretty much just left it in 4th, went to 5th at two spots with longer runs. I could have dropped down to 3rd in two spots but you’d be shifting right back up so quick, so nevermind. Also, great call on staying with the Q4’s Brendan!! It rained some overnight and that continued into the morning. Lots of people dropped 5 bills for Pirelli rain tires, three sessions in it was dry. My son was one of those, then he needed a new rear when he switched back. $800 for tires in one day then his bike had some shifting issues. He took the R7 for the last two sessions and picked on his Triumph Moto 2 765 riding friends. 🤣
 

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Heck yeah glad to hear that. I have 15 in the front and have a 44 on it now. I have a 40-45 for the rear just old sprocket I had for my gsxr. I was going to race mine last weekend but the oil light came on and couldn’t clear it.
 

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Heck yeah man sounds like a good setup!!! I’ve been looking at galespeed 17mm m/c but I’m running stock at the moment. I like running sbs ds-2 they are expensive but I’ve always had good results with them.
 

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Yeah, those are pricy. Definitely go with what you are comfortable and trust, brake parts are not something you want to think about when you need them. I’ve been using the Dunlop/DP pads for a long time. It’s funny, they can squeal a bit when cold, but when hot they are great, no fade experienced ever. it’s like they want to be hot. I have a couple bikes that use the same pad so I keep them in stock. One of the bikes has a Galespeed master too, fee is just like a Brembo.
 

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Yeah, saves me time, and it’s not like this bike tears through tires. Spare rims are out there, they are just not cheap in the color Is want, flo-yellow. I have a tire changer, 10 minutes to dismount, mount, balance, that is also why I have not bought a spare set of rims yet. I’ll quit overthinking it. lol Thanks
Powder coating is not expensive
 
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Yeah, I've been thinking maybe have that done when the rear end parts are out for the captive machining. I kind of like the mix of color too though, I used Flo yellow tape on the wheel weights. Dammit. Decisions, decisions. Fish or cut bait. 🤷‍♂️ 🤣
 

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Yeah, I've been thinking maybe have that done when the rear end parts are out for the captive machining. I kind of like the mix of color too though, I used Flo yellow tape on the wheel weights. Dammit. Decisions, decisions. Fish or cut bait. 🤷‍♂️ 🤣
I have 3 sets of wheels and 1 extra rear lol
 
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I usually help my dad and we will powder coat ours about once a year. I’ve been looking at getting a 3rd set but they are going be dymag rims and I have more important things to buy at the moment.
Nice, been thinking about doing powder stuff for a rebuild I'm gonna do.
 
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