My chain, and both front and rear sprockets on my 08 F650GS twin are shot. Over 40,000k so they owe me nothing.
I'd like to drop one tooth on the front sprocket to give me more low end power. Will my mid range power be affected? Top speed is not an issue as I'll never see it anyway.
If I drop a tooth on the front will I need to change the chain length?
There are a hundred chain and sprocket options out there in the wild world. Anyone got a preference? Or a good company to deal with? Aside from aesthetics is there any advantage to gold plated chains?
I'm currently on a medical leave so I thought, if I take my time and am careful, I'd make the swap myself. Never done this before so will appreciate all advice.