Sprocket change for highway

yvesabox

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Have you considered changing the front sprocket instead of the rear. Much less work involved. I changed the front sprockets on my two Bonneville T100's.
Hi Carl, I'm having the same problem. I've only been riding my new T100 for a couple of weeks and feel like the gear ratio is too short.
Could you please let me know which front sprockets you would recommend for a T100? Mine is from 2006 (865cc) carb.
Thanks in advance
Yves
 

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Hi Carl, I'm having the same problem. I've only been riding my new T100 for a couple of weeks and feel like the gear ratio is too short.
Could you please let me know which front sprockets you would recommend for a T100? Mine is from 2006 (865cc) carb.
Thanks in advance
Yves
It has been nearly 10 years since I sold my last T100. As best as I can remember. I went to a 17 tooth front sprocket.
 

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It has been nearly 10 years since I sold my last T100. As best as I can remember. I went to a 17 tooth front sprocket.
OK, no worries..
I just ordered a 19 T as apparently the original one is a 18T.
 

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That should give you a few hundred rpm less at Hiway speeds . With the 865 it might be all the gear it will pull with adequate top gear roll on power for you .
 

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I love my Tiger, but at 70 mph it is running almost 5k rpms. I'm thinking of dropping the rear sprocket from a 50 to a 47 (the smallest I can find). I don't know why no manufacturer makes 6th gear a road gear.....? Does anyone know of any issues, other than losing a little from 1st gear and spreading out the gearing a little more? Thanks!
Good evening,

When I changed my failed sprag clutch on my 1995 Triumph Thunderbird last summer I contemplated adding the last 6th gear, but decided I would change out the front drive sprocket from a 18 TPI to a 21 TPI on the front drive sprocket and the rear at 47 TPI. It is very noticeable at 100 Kilometer per hour with the RPM being at about 1950 - 2000 RPM.
I did this to several T-140’s when I owned them and the rpm dropped significantly.
I am not sure what year of Tiger you are referring too?
 
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