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. 🤣