a wear pattern has been established between the chain and sprockets. at that mileage, changing only one component will accellerate wear, so replacing the chain with the sprockets is the way to go. chain breakage can be dangerous to your well-being.Do chains and sprockets really only last 5k miles?
Chains and sprockets should easily last twice that long. However, as already noted, you'll wear out new parts sooner using them with old parts.Do chains and sprockets really only last 5k miles?
I went to a 41 rear on my m1000. Noticeable difference, but not drastic. I think going to a 14 front would probably have been a better choice for me, but I don't commute. Either way, 6th gear is more useable than stock.What's the best gearing change I can make to my new M1000? 2 extra on the back? What is the result? I commute every weekday to work through thye city (L.A.). Will this make it easier?
i only went i tooth on mine because i didn't want a loss of top speed. that is about 250 RPM reduction. two teeth is about 500. the difference around town is noticeable, but small. i'm happy with it, which doesn't mean you will be. if you want to experiment, front sprockets are cheaper and easier to change. a 14 tooth will equal about 2.5 in the back. hope this helps.i was just about to ask this ques. myself. i have a 2002 750D
and have a 40 mi. commute in traffic. what gear change would you guys suggest to make the slow going through traffic a little easier? 1st seems to rev to high and 2nd seems to lug. i need a middle ground. as always any help is much apperciated.