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Hey guys, I just picked up a 2001 GSXR 600 race bike and need your opinion on something. The bike comes stock with 16/45 gearing I think, my question is, can I run a 14 tooth front sprocket without any issues?? I really didnt want to do a 520 conversion, and I was told that droping 2 teeth in the front would be ok, but can it work and will the stock chain be ok?

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Are you going to be using it on the racetrack?

If you are then a general rule is to select the gearing which will give you full revs in top gear on the main straight. One off the front is all you want there and then adjust the back to suit. Use a spreadsheet like the one on jeffw's site.

If you are using it on the road stick with standard gearing.
 
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