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Chains, Gearing, and Sprocket Combos Derp-Mystified

Chains, Gearing, and Sprocket Combos Derp-Mystified

Since I recently came into posession of about a billion sprockets, I thought I'd do a little blurb on sv650 gearing. 

tl;dr: 15/43 will give you lower rpm at cruising speed. 15/47 will make you accelerate really hard but keep the rpms high on the highway. More teeth in the rear=wheelies. Fewer teeth in the rear= Low highway RPMs. Mostly leave the front alone

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Trainspotting: 1g vs 2g sv650 Crankshaft

Trainspotting: 1g vs 2g sv650 Crankshaft

1g is smooth. 2g has a groove. 

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Trainspotting: 1g vs 2g stator identification

Trainspotting: 1g vs 2g stator identification

2g is thinner than 1g, also usually 2g has black wires and 1g has yellow wires. But who knows, you may also have some aftermarket one which has all sorts of other colors... Also, 1g wire is longer. Also not a clear tell. But the thickness is definitely. Left: 1g, Right, 2g

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Trainspotting: 4 magnet vs 8 magnet speedometer drive

Trainspotting: 4 magnet vs 8 magnet speedometer drive

99-04 sv650 (yes across generations) send 4 pulses per revolution of the front wheel to the speedometer.  05+ sv650 send 8.  If your sv650 speedometer is reading double, or half, the actual speed, you probably have the wrong gauge cluster or wrong spinner.  There are 2 ways to tell which it is. 1) the 8 magnet has a little plastic cover. the 4 magnet does not. unfortunately i have no way of getting it to show up in my pictures... black on black..  2) grab a small magnet. as you run it around the circle, count the spots where the rotor...

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S to N Swaps - Ergonomics Version 2G

 So in another post, I ranted about swapping the plastics to a headlight. This is related/unrelated because the "other" S to N swap is about the handlebars. You should use the workshop manual primarily, this is just a supplement to it,and a few notes.  1g offsets are the same so you can swap tops onto either bottom. cable and line length still applies, but it's significantly simpler overall Couple things to consider: 1) you need BOTH the N triples. can't just swap a top on. see this post: https://www.mad8v.com/blogs/blahg/2nd-gen-s-vs-n-triple-identification OR some people drill holes in their S top triple and mount...

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