al_roethlisberger Posted November 30, 2018 Report Share Posted November 30, 2018 I am sorry but if the motorcycle that these gears are placed in is for a street bike I have to ask why? I have to ask as I have never found a good reason to run a straight cut gear set on anything street driven. And very seldom for anything for racing. .....an oft debated point to be sure, but to save some time I'd recommend performing a "search" here for "timing gears" (or similar) and you'll find quite a lot of discussion on this topic over the last 15-ish years on this forum alone. Similar discussions have been going on in other Guzzi forums for probably longer as well. But in summary, you are right in that the consensus is that gears probably have very little practical benefit on a street bike, and the V11 chain is accurate enough and reliable. However, the chain tensioner does wear, there is a likely tiny bit of timing accuracy gained with the gear, but both are probably too minor an issue to detect or worry about. But for many they are just "neat" especially audibly. So, essentially it is just for fun ...but that's the point isn't it? The other general consensus is that if one does install gears, do not use aluminum gears, only use steel gears. And as far as I know, Joe Caruso is the only one making those for the V11. 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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