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Gear ratio chart for reference...... Gen 2 vs. Gen 3
Ray, as you know, I have the RSV gears in my FD. As you also know the standard FD gears in ALL FJR's are 9/33 for a ratio of 3.66 and the RSV gears are 10/33 for a FD ratio of 3.30, about 10% higher.

The biggest problem [other than a lower 1/4 mile ET, which isn't a problem for me, LOL} Is that first gear becomes 10% higher, which makes for a lot of clutch slipping when you have a passenger and a trailer and you're at a stop sign on a hill.

This new FD makes my FJR turn 2939 at 60mph, and the six gear FJR's turns 2896 at 60mph which is what I was going for.

I noticed that the six gear FJR's INCREASED the first gear ratio slightly over the 5 speed Gen. 2. My question to you is, {and I tried like **** to do this math but am not smart enough to do it}. I know the ratio in first gear was 10.66 in the five speed and a slightly lower 10.52 in the six speed, I want to know what the first gear ratio is in my FJR with the 10/33 FD gears? If you would.

Thanks in advance. Phil

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The biggest benefit I see is the cold air/rain deflection. The fairings have foam bits on the inside to block air and channel it through the rad. If you feel heat, you'll only get a tad, and the rest exits down below. Gen3 got a couple of new openings at the bottom, which will keep your feet warmer in the cooler stuff, and unfortunately, even warmer in the hot stuff. I h aven't had time yet to see how the Gen3 panels go out 20mm, but soon.

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After begin reminded of how temperamental AE's can be, I'm currently open to both.

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Seems fair but I still feel like I'd be paying too much. Guess I'm just cheap.

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