Some kind of damper? Looks nice? Adds weight for some reason?
This sounds good, but I've noticed that replacement sprockets don't have it. Would it be particularly difficult to swap it over?I've heard that it's in case the chain comes off, that it doesn't get caught in the bolts for the sprocket, bind, & bring the bike to a sudden uncontrolled stop.
I got a 2012, 15T already on there. I also added a shim to the needle and +1 on the main jet, which I think should make it similar to the first gen. It was definitely noticeable and the roll-off surge went away. It's pretty comfortable on highway around 70-75mph (unless there is a stiff headwind). That being said, I don't ride much highway. I just commute on an expressway with ~45 mph speed limit. I got a Kawasaki Elminator ZL600 for highway riding.My man! What year is your Rebel? It isn't stated in your signature.
It has been noted by a few of us, that the 1985-87 (1st gen), seem to be able to handle the 15t front, 30t rear sprockets better than the 2nd gen.
I still am quite able to travel at highway speeds, even riding 2 up, with this setup. However, many others cannot.
Just be ready to change back if it doesn't work for you. The front is much easier to change than the rear though.
I couldn't tell you the why but it's definitely not a damper. There would have to be a viscoelastic material between the cage and the sprocket ring or a between the sprocket ring and another concentric ring, like there is in a harmonic balancer for a car. For damping, there must be a viscous (like oil in the forks) or visco-elastic material some sort of rubber to absorb the energy.Some kind of damper? Looks nice? Adds weight for some reason?
Nice to know that. Thanks Emil.This one makes a lot of sense.
I've heard that it's in case the chain comes off, that it doesn't get caught in the bolts for the sprocket, bind, & bring the bike to a sudden uncontrolled stop.
Only stupid question is 1 not asked!