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Hi,

I'm considering changing my final gearing for quicker acceleration by changing the sprockets. I have heard that doing this will result in the speedometer recording the wrong speed on some bikes.

Has anyone else made this modification to their XSR and if so, how did you fix the spedo (if required)?
 

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No wrong speed in the speedo.
Because of ABS sensor that always gives the right information about speed.
All XSR have ABS. So you can change the sprocket.
 

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I'd think real hard before I changed gearing for a little more acceleration. Often times it ends up with a buzzy motor at medium to high speed and unless you are thinking of track time, in my opinion the quicker acceleration on the street is not as important as a smoother ride in normal riding conditions. Plus, a brand new chain and set of sprockets, plus a good chain breaker is a chunk of cash. If you waited till you actually need a new chain and set of sprockets at least then the cost is offset by the need for maintenance.
 
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