Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las VLXas (Vegas, baby!) NV U.S.A.
Sprocket modification is not a set in stone affair. What might work (emphasis on "might") for one person in their particular environment probably won't work for you in yours.
In other words, if person A modifies their final ratio at sea level in flat-as-a-pancake Florida, that ratio is NOT going to work for someone who lives in the Rocky Mountain region that is constantly changing elevation from city block to city block...and vice versa.
That said, I have experimented in both directions --- ease in acceleration and dropping RPMs at higher speeds --- and found the best ratio with the least compromise for my environment is what the bike came with from the factory.
"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.