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Old 12-05-2012, 03:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What does it do to the power?
for me at the time I weighed 165lbs,,now 140,,,I haven't noticed any lack of power. Now if you're a big person there may be some loss felt.

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Old 12-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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You haven't even gotten near the top of your gears yet. Winding it out I've hit 55mph in 2nd, 70 in third...

the 41 tooth sprocket make all the gears in the vlx way taller.
I know what your saying old dad, Thats just taking it easy, I dont beat on it to much.
normally I could cruise around in 4th at 50 to 55MPH with the original sprocket.
Its my wifes ,so I dont ride it to much anyway, just after working on it mostly.
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JT makes one, I may be able to get you a number but it may take me a couple days.
I Put one on the wifes VLX, wish I had done it sooner for her.
+1 I got a 40t JT on mine and I loooove it no more of that screaming buzz at speeds over 55-60, goatley, you must have been sent the wrong one, mine bolted right on no issues whatsoever! Good luck highly recommend it


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Old 12-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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So, does putting a 41 tooth gear on it take away some of your acceleration? How about top speed? Do you have as much acceleration when pulling out to pass on the highway? If a smaller sprocket is better, why did the Honda engineers set it up the way they did on the stock VLX?

I find that my VLX will buzz at about 60-65 mph, but then seems to smooth out at 70-75. I guess it's still vibrating though because the objects in the rear-view mirror are hard to see because it's shaking.

My VLX doesn't really want to go any faster than 70-75 anyway and I think it is just out of power (too much wind resistance). I'm wondering if by putting a smaller sprocket on the front will make it tougher to go fast because at lower engine rpm's you've got fewer hp.

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So, does putting a 41 tooth gear on it take away some of your acceleration? How about top speed? Do you have as much acceleration when pulling out to pass on the highway? If a smaller sprocket is better, why did the Honda engineers set it up the way they did on the stock VLX?

I find that my VLX will buzz at about 60-65 mph, but then seems to smooth out at 70-75. I guess it's still vibrating though because the objects in the rear-view mirror are hard to see because it's shaking.

My VLX doesn't really want to go any faster than 70-75 anyway and I think it is just out of power (too much wind resistance). I'm wondering if by putting a smaller sprocket on the front will make it tougher to go fast because at lower engine rpm's you've got fewer hp.
A smaller rear dosnt cause any real noticable loss of torque, but I am sure there is some loss.
cant comment on top speed, never had it over 90.
A smaller front will cause you to loss top speed.
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Thought about it but I sometimes ride 2 up. Didn't want to give up any starting power. I find 60-65 a spot where you notice vibration, so I go 70 and it smooths out. I don't worry much about the rpms, Honda did a pretty good job making this thing tough.
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I just recently threw out the package it came in, but I can call the dealer tomorrow and ask for the part number that was sold to me. they keep track of all my sales. see if you can go to a couple sites and get a part number, make sure they match.
If you come across the part number for the 41t sprocket, please post it. I'm interested in doing something like this.
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Thanks!

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No problem, smaller rear sprocket is def a nice upgrade


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