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I will add upgrading from the 21/48 to 22/48 gearing as a great upgrade for a 1200. The four speeds don't have the gear span of a five speed. This change keeps the vibes down on the freeway. A 23 sprocket can also be fit with some grinding, but you'll lose your takeoff power. I found even a 22/47 gear set to be too high.


Personally, I run a 23/46 to keep the r’s down on the interstate. If I remember correctly 4K=80mph...


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Personally, I run a 23/46 to keep the r’s down on the interstate. If I remember correctly 4K=80mph...


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You should avoid such a combo, 23/46 is dividable to a equal number,
wich means the chain will hit the same spots on the sprockets all the time.

Makes for uneven wear on the chain in no time.

I used 23/47, worked well...
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You should avoid such a combo, 23/46 is dividable to a equal number,

wich means the chain will hit the same spots on the sprockets all the time.



Makes for uneven on the chain in no time.



I used 23/47, worked well...


I’ve been running 24/48 on my FX stroker since 1993. i never noticed any abnormal wear on chain or sprockets.
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I’ve been running 24/48 on my FX stroker since 1993. i never noticed any abnormal wear on chain or sprockets.
Great if it works for you,
doesent change the fact that such combination is best avoided, this is enginering 1.0...
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I have tried the 23/46 a year,but did not felt enough healthy the take offs for the engine.If would be possible to change the first gear ratio,then would be just fine.I have the early 86 gearing.Now running 23/48.
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You should avoid such a combo, 23/46 is dividable to a equal number,
wich means the chain will hit the same spots on the sprockets all the time.

Makes for uneven wear on the chain in no time.

I used 23/47, worked well...


Interesting, I didn’t even think of that. Thanks for the heads up.


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So I double checked my rear sprocket and I actually have a 23/44 set up...without a tach and just setting my rev limiter at 4K it was right around 80 mph.


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Tustan,yours is stock 1200,or a conversion?wondering what is stock set up for the early 1200 four speeds,in primary and final drive...21/48,on all,883,1100,1200 s?Mine is a 86 conversion,running now 22/46,take offs are fine,but on highway,sucks...
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Tustan,yours is stock 1200,or a conversion?wondering what is stock set up for the early 1200 four speeds,in primary and final drive...21/48,on all,883,1100,1200 s?Mine is a 86 conversion,running now 22/46,take offs are fine,but on highway,sucks...


Mines a 1200 conversion...I have a ‘86 motor on the stand but my bike is an ‘88 and the transmission is a mixture of both. Both motors were 883’s though.


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Fun fact:
The 86-90 rear motor mount is part number (16203-82A).

The 82-83 rear mount was part number (16203-82) and replaced by (16203-82A) in 1984.
So the (16203-82A) part number is a replacement mount for 82-90 models.

-82 looks to be cast while the -82A looks to be more of a billet material.

16203-82:


16203-82A:


edit:
I have a question.
The IH aluminum mounts have a tendency for cracking.
Is this the same on 86-90 models?
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