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Just took the SS750 out on the road with the 39T sprocket installed.
WOW! Honda should have geared these bikes like this from the factory! Knocks the R's down quite nicely at hi-way speeds and feels much better around town too! No chain shortening either, easy swap- took less than an hour to do. It takes off even smoother than before even with my 240 lb butt on it too. Should be nicer yet when the wife tries it out. Well worth the $38 I spent for it.
Thanks to all who posted info and shared their experiences on this swap, your input is appreciated!
 

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Dang Raphy! You are treading on thin ice!
I didn't even take the tire/wheel out from underneath the fender. I used an electric impact to loosen the spocket bolts & axle bolt snaked the 39T in there. Put it all back together and adjusted the chain back out to spec. I did have to pull the rear brake adjust nut off to give me some wiggle room though. Used a bike jack to hold it up.
The SS750 has a 41T stock so the 39T won't be a big enough difference to hurt the clutch. I can tell no difference at all on the release point of the clutch upon take off. We never travel 2 up on the Shadow so no weight concern at all.
We seem to cruise about 65-70 when we are able to so this swap is perfect for that speed! Engine sounds less "peaky" :D now.
 
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