08-19-2002, 09:11 PM
Got a 2 part question for you guys....how many teeth are on the front sprocket stock on a 99 busa,and is it possible the go one up on the front and the chain clear everything alright?
Trying to get more top end,without changing my chain.....
08-20-2002, 05:54 AM
Stock front is 17t.Don't know about goiung one up.Why not just drop a couple in the back?Your w/b will be a little shorter,but so what?
08-20-2002, 10:26 AM
Yes you can go from a stock 17t front to an 18t front. It will not help you top speed unless you have large hp increases over stock. A pipe aint enough. You need 180-200 hp to see noticeable gains and be able to redline the stock gearing (which will propel you well over 200 mph).
08-20-2002, 10:50 PM
Went from stock (17/40) to 17/43 to 16/43 to 16/40 and now I'm at 18/40. Your chain will fit and the bike will run smooth but I don't think the 200 mph run will happen (I agree with the "hp" issue). Could be that I'm used to having a wild beast between my legs, but it's too tame for me. When I get off the 1000 and hop on the BUSA I still want it to have that "Whoa Nelly" feel. Needless to say I'm switching back to either 16/40 or 17/43. The top end run was ok, but now back to more fun!