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Hi!
I bought a rebel 250 with a 15 teeth front sprocket and i was wondering when i should shift for normal speeds. i have an added tachometer too so rpm would be nice too! also was thinking of going back to the original 14t front sprocket to get more top speed even through it will rev at a higher rpm. any thoughts?
 

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I go by ear/engine speed. I went with 33 tooth rear until it and the chain wore out, then back to stock (14/33).
 
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I've got the 15/30 on my '85 and my '86. I shift by ear completely.
 
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Yes. But remember that those original markings are extreme top shift points for the 14:33 configuration.
 
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I can't envision a situation where it would be necessary to rev the engine that high in each gear, regardless of sprocket sizes.
 

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I never had a bike with a tachometer.
Ride it some and you get a feel for the right spot ti shift.
But maximum HP should be at about 8000 RPM.
Max. Tourque a good portion sooner.
 
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