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Hi there! This is my first post on here.......i am in need of new sprockets and a chain on my `98 Monster 900.I want to "gear" it down a bit and im asking for tips about which sprockets to choose.The way it is now it has a top speed of 200 km/h+ which is not interesting for me.I want kick-ass acceleration and dont care much for a top speed in the 200+ km/h area.....so come on with your sprocket tips.Its a 1998 M900 carburetted model.
 

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Most folks go one tooth smaller on the front, or up 2 or 3 on the back. Some folks do both.

Try one of our sponsors here:

http://www.ca-cycleworks.com/

They've got a good application chart, and the parts you need.
 

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If you were in this country and don't mind a chain and sprockets that have been used for a few thousand miles, I would offer you mine. However, for the price to ship it to Norway you would be better off getting new parts.

When I replaced the chain last time on my bike, I used the stock 39-tooth rear with a 14-tooth front from Ducati. It was only about $20 from the local dealer. I found the gearing to be nearly perfect.
 

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go down one tooth on the front and up two teeth on the rear.If you do that ,you can keep your chain and gain a respectable acceleration.
 

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Yep, two teeth up in the rear (41) did it for me and still uses the stock chain. Going up two in the rear and down one in the front is roughly a 4.5-tooth change, which is a little much IMO.
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I just installed a tacho on my 95 900m, god knows how i did without one for sooo long.

As a benchmark for your evaluation,

The result was with 39t rear & 14t front.

200klm per hour, 8,500rpm, WOT flat, nothing left.

this sprocket combination makes the bike very drivable around town, & I guess must give better accelleration than the factory set up.
 

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Looks like 14/39 sprockets is the deal to go for.......there are no roads around here i can drive 200 km/h anyway :) :) Thanx for all the tips folks.......
 
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