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Re: Chain coversion for the Savage/S40
Reply #60 - 11/15/18 at 11:01:32
 
I'm doing the chain conversion on both mine and my wife's bike,I'm wanting to run 12.5" shocks because these bikes are going to be mainly used for trail riding but we will still be running them on the street some also. I'm definitely not wanting higher top speed,factory top speed is fine with me because I dont want to lose and low end grunt. What size sprockets should I use to keep close to factory speeds that also wont cause the chain to rub the swing arm?
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Reply #61 - 02/14/19 at 15:12:36
 
Sorry to drag this up, I'm converting to a 14-45 setup tomorrow (hopefully) and I'm wondering if I need to plan on cutting tabs and running without the guard?
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Reply #62 - 02/14/19 at 15:14:42
 
I removed my guard and tabs before doing the conversion,just out of preference. So I'm not really sure if you will need to or not
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Reply #63 - 02/15/19 at 15:08:13
 
Got done with the 14-45 conversion a couple hours ago. Holy crap is it awesome! Thanks so much for all the great information here from all! '

Note: 14/45 fits just fine with the guards still on, standard chain however not o-ring
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Reply #64 - 02/10/21 at 11:25:02
 
Hello. I'm new to the forum and I am customizing 2 savages. 1 of them I am going to convert to chain drive and I want to either keep it as close to stock or maybe a little better top end. But after reading different posts from different sources there seems to be a difference of opinion on the number of teeth on both sprockets. So just reaching out to hear what you all think. Thanks
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Re: Chain coversion for the Savage/S40
Reply #65 - 02/17/21 at 09:14:45
 
Motopsycho1305 wrote on 02/10/21 at 11:25:02:
Hello. I'm new to the forum and I am customizing 2 savages. 1 of them I am going to convert to chain drive and I want to either keep it as close to stock or maybe a little better top end. But after reading different posts from different sources there seems to be a difference of opinion on the number of teeth on both sprockets. So just reaching out to hear what you all think. Thanks


There's no "difference of opinion" on sprocket choice, it's just comes down to what you want. Also, some have installed different sized rear wheels, which effects the final drive ratio. For example, I use a 130/70-18 rear tire with 18/52 sprockets. At 60 mph, my tach shows 3,700 rpm. If for example I was using a 140/80-15 rear tire, I would need sprockets of 18/49 to have the same rpm at 60 mph. But I may not like how that combo accelerates.

Gear ratios are all about compromise.
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