Jump to content
Yamaha Tenere 700 Forum

Changing sprocket size


Desert rat
 Share

Recommended Posts

Has anyone had any experience changing the sprocket size? I don't need to go 40 mph in 1st gear. I need more power to climb hill, go through sand, and any other challenges I might find riding the BDR. I just finished a ride from the Arizona southern border to the Grand Canyon. I may have burnt up the clutch, with only 2500 miles on the bike. My local dealer can not find a smaller front sprocket or a larger rear for my bike. According to them, no one makes one at this time. The only option the have is to replace both sprockets and the chain with a 520, a smaller chain.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I actually felt the opposite and went up a tooth in the front. Wanted to bring down the cruising RPMs at highway speeds, and I've never thought there to be a lack of low end power.

 

But yes, as TimmyTheHog mentioned, the front sprocket definitely is compatible with MT-07 sprockets. Probably the rear as well. I bought a Vortex front sprocket.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I noticed on the boano racing site they only sell a 48 tooth rear sprocket.  I might try that next but I don't really have any complaints with the stock gearing for what I do. I rarely even use 1st gear. Might make 2nd a little nicer though?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

Our Friends

Tenere across the USA

Tenere 700 Forum. We are just Tenere 700 owners and fans

Tenere700.net is not affiliated with Yamaha Motor Co and any opinions expressed on this website are solely those of ea individual author and do not represent Yamaha Motor Co or Tenere700.net .

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.