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Gearing on a 2002 Carbs
« on: February 22, 2017, 23:35:25 »
Hi mates,

my second post on this forum. Im planing a trip over europe with arround 3200kms on my Varadero. Since my baby is carbs and I always looking for the 6th gear , I was wondering if anyone here, already changed their rear sprocket to a 42 Tooth or other setup that improves better fuel consumption.

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Re: Gearing on a 2002 Carbs
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 08:56:43 »
Hello, have you done a "search" upper right corner? Sure some answers on sprocket changes on Varaderos ... And you can complete if more information is necessary  VCIF_salut
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Re: Gearing on a 2002 Carbs
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 23:54:50 »
Hello mate :)

yes I did..., but beside trackdays , I would like to know if anyone has the experience city ride or with traffic conditions with a 42 tooth.

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Re: Gearing on a 2002 Carbs
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 17:07:50 »
I only now from one guy who replaced the carb fuelled engine on his MK1 for a fuel injected engine. He got the 6th gear and better fuel economy as a bonus!
But I can imagine that's a rather expensive modification.

Its (a lot) cheaper to modify the existing engine, get a carburettor job done with Dynojet, and replace the stock Honda airfilter for an BMC or K&N unit, and the stock sparkplugs for Iridium ones (Iridium plugs are standard on the fuelinjected MK2). I had two carb fuelled Varadero's before changing for an fuel injection version in 2004; having the carb job done by an dynojet specialist, my fuel consumption dropped with 15-18%! Thats almost a fifth.

Prices: about 100 per carburettor (plus the airfilter and iridium spark plugs, I would modify these in one go)

You still won't have a 6nd gear, but will save some money at the end of the day  ;)
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