After having looked for a smaller front sprocket some months earlier for my M1000 (and was told it was not available yet), I finally got one!
Even thought the Ducati product description said it had 15 cogs, it actually only had 14.
Does this make a difference or what! I feel like the bike has gained so much power it is amazing (talk about bang for the buck). This gets me wondering why the stock bike doesn't come with this sprocket. Does anybody care if they (possibly) lose a couple of miles of top-speed, (which I think for the Monster 1000 is ludicrous)?
oh, what the hell, whatever the reason, this bike rocks
This gets me wondering why the stock bike doesn't come with this sprocket.
good score ducky... changing your gearing's probably one of the least expensive ways to dramatically change your bike's performance.
the reason for the stock gearing ratio is to meet noise regulations... the idea is that the bike should run at "X" RPM's while at highway cruising speeds.
yea it took a while for oceanside ducati to track down a front and rear sprocket for my 800, and they ended up getting the front from ducati itself, and the rear from AFM. Total cost was about 150 or so. It's REALLY tricky to get them both on at the same time w/o buying a new chain tho. I just had brandon do it, and i was sweating bullets that it wouldnt work. but he came out and told me i was lucky and he BARELY got both of them on. So cheers to brandon @ Oceanside Ducati, and cheers to myself for....something...But the bike goes crazy fast now!