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What would be the best size of front and rear sprockets get my bike to pull the front tire off the ground it is a 91 ex500?
Thanks Brian
 

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Carefull what you ask for....

I got my 550 with 16T/40T and it really sucked at highway speeds of 65-75mph. It was to the point where I could barely stand being on the **** thing at anything over 62mph. Felt like sitting on a **** lawnmower.

Changed to 17T/38T as soon as I could find the right front sprocket and man, what an incredible difference... I'm not only more comfortable at 75mph, but my mpg's went from 60 to 63.

6th gear is now "overdrive" in the canyons :D
 

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Go -1 front sprocket and +3 or +4 rear sprocket and you should be able to pull wheelies easier, but you'll still have to clutch it.

I'd personally recommend keeping both tires on the ground.
 
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