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Default 2.18 Gearing Ratio For 5 Spd 1200??

Looking for anyone's experience (or advice) about running a chain conversion with a final of 2.18 on a 2000 5 speed 1200. The bike will not be used on the highway much at all. Pretty much a HotRod bike for me. Mostly shorter trips in city traffic but an occasional 10-15 minute trip down the E-way may occur. Let me know if this is a really bad (or good ) idea!
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I'm at 2.125 but it's my interstate bike. May switch to 2.291 when it's time for new sprockets and chain. If I were staying in town I wouldn't go lower than 2.29

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Looking for anyone's experience (or advice) about running a chain conversion with a final of 2.18 on a 2000 5 speed 1200. The bike will not be used on the highway much at all. Pretty much a HotRod bike for me. Mostly shorter trips in city traffic but an occasional 10-15 minute trip down the E-way may occur. Let me know if this is a really bad (or good ) idea!
What did you start with? A belt with 29/61? Your proposed 2.18 is a chain conversion with 22/48? 22/46 would be very close to your original 29/61. 22/50 would be good if you want a difference you can feel. Frequently the "best" choice is a sprocket combo that falls nicely in your range of adjustment without needing half links.
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Hello Sorry for a late reply yes it's a 22/48 chain conversion so its a gearing ratio of 2.18. I'm not sure what the current gearing ratio for my OEM belt drive is. It's a 2000 1200 XLH. Is there a way to find that out?
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Hello Sorry for a late reply yes it's a 22/48 chain conversion so its a gearing ratio of 2.18. I'm not sure what the current gearing ratio for my OEM belt drive is. It's a 2000 1200 XLH. Is there a way to find that out?
I came up with 29/61 looking at the parts fiche.

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.....asp?make=hdmc
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I came up with 29/61 looking at the parts fiche.

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.....asp?make=hdmc

Good link! Thanks
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