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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-03-2004, 10:38 PM Thread Starter

 
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finally found smaller sprocket for M1000!

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

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 01:12 AM
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Re: finally found smaller sprocket for M1000!

Cool. Where did you find it, and for how much? How about a link? Thanks.
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 03:05 AM
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Re: finally found smaller sprocket for M1000!

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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.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 05:47 AM Thread Starter

 
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Re: finally found smaller sprocket for M1000!

I hope the partnumbers are standard.
The partnumber for the 14 cog sprocket stated on my bill is: 968247018 (Z15 lightweight sprocket) and costs about 25 USD

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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
On the M1000 you just go up one gear to go down in revs, unless you guys do highway cruising speeds in top gear (I for one don't)?

happy trails...

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-04-2004, 05:03 PM
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Re: finally found smaller sprocket for M1000!

I bet the gearing has something to do with the EPA as well, Get the gas mileage up a bit.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-05-2004, 09:32 AM

 
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Re: finally found smaller sprocket for M1000!

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!

Also, if anyone wants to know www.sprocketspecialists.com doesn't have them for the 800 or 1000 last time i checked.
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