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post #1 of 182 (permalink) Old 11-27-2015, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
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959 Gearing Change

Ducati gave the 959 taller gearing, 43 tooth rear sprocket vs the 44 tooth on the 899.

not sure why they felt the need for that though...
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Torque curve is different/hp is different. Power delivery is not identical to the 899 which that previous gearing was chosen for.

They are looking for a certain characteristic from the bike as it comes out of the corner, over drivability, throttle feel, throttle friendliness, etc, etc and maybe even fuel consumption.
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Torque curve is different/hp is different. Power delivery is not identical to the 899 which that previous gearing was chosen for.

They are looking for a certain characteristic from the bike as it comes out of the corner, over drivability, throttle feel, throttle friendliness, etc, etc and maybe even fuel consumption.
Indeed. I'm curious to see what it feels like with 899-esque gearing and vice versa.
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Does this match the 1299 by chance as well?
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I think the 1299 has a 29 tooth rear sprocket.
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Has anyone changed their gearing on a 959? I've always gone up two teeth on the rear with my bikes so I ordered the 520 conversion kit up two in the rear for the 959 as well. We'll see how it works.

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I think the 1299 has a 29 tooth rear sprocket.
1299 stock sprocket is 39...

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Has anyone changed their gearing on a 959? I've always gone up two teeth on the rear with my bikes so I ordered the 520 conversion kit up two in the rear for the 959 as well. We'll see how it works.
I assume you know how this will impact performance when you twist the grip... why would you want to make the front wheel come up even quicker, which would probably result in you dialing in the ABS and TC more...?

Here's a great little Gearing calculator

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1299 stock sprocket is 39...
If I was drinking water I would have spit it out if the rear was really 29 haha 39 sounds a lot more realistic.
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I assume you know how this will impact performance when you twist the grip... why would you want to make the front wheel come up even quicker, which would probably result in you dialing in the ABS and TC more...?

Here's a great little Gearing calculator
I am aware, yes. Obviously I'll need to ride it a bit to dial everything in, but I find that in general, for my style of riding, that the little extra bit of low end grunt (which is minimal) equals more smiles per mile. Not concerned with top end loss for the street.
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