Selection of the secondary reduction ratio
Number of rear wheel sprocket teeth
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<Requirement for selection of secondary gear
It is generally said that the secondary gear
ratio should be reduced for a longer straight
portion of a speed course and should be
increased for a course with many corners.
Actually, however, as the speed depends on
the ground condition of the day of the race,
be sure to run through the circuit to set the
machine suitable for the entire course.
In actuality, it is very difficult to achieve set-
tings suitable for the entire course and some
settings may be sacrificed. Thus, the settings
should be matched to the portion of the
course that has the greatest effect on the
race result. In such a case, run through the
entire course while making notes of lap times
to find the best balance; then, determine the
secondary reduction ratio.
If a course has a long straight portion where
a machine can run at maximum speed, the
machine is generally set such that it can
develop its maximum revolutions toward the
end of the straight line, with care taken to
avoid the engine over-revving.
Riding technique varies from rider to rider and
the performance of a machine also vary from
machine to machine. Therefore, do not imitate
other rider's settings from the beginning but
choose your own setting according to the level
of your riding technique.
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