Pablo's gs500 page
Gearing and sprockets
R1 taillight install on 89-00 gs500
Clear Taillight Lens for 01-03 Models
My Local Canyons
What's it worth?
Progressive fork spring install-the lazy way
Rear shock swap information
More rear shock info-SV650 install
Suspension tuning 101
Installing Suburban-Machinery SV650 handlebars
Install an SV650 headlight
Converting standard 1/4 throttle to 1/5 throttle
Installing LED's in stock taillight
Uber Fender Eliminator
R1 Taillight on 89-00 GS500
Speedo/Tach light replacement
Better handlebar grips
Installing Buell turn signals - Rear
Installing Buell turn signals - Front
Flush mount rear (stock) turn signals
Installing a 2001 Ducati Monster fairing
Fix a broken oil filter cap bolt
General battery info
A Wal-Mart sealed battery?
Chain Maintenance
Installing SV650 Chainguard
Spark plug information
Installing a GSXR front end
Installing a GSXR swingarm
Installing GSXR rear passenger peg brackets
Installing an OEM Bandit 400 rear hugger
Installing a Bandit 400 rear wheel
Installing a GSXR rear wheel-simple swap
Polishing your wheels
"The Mystical Art of Tire Reading" and other tire info
General tire info for the GS #1
General tire info for the GS #2
General tire info for the GS #3 - mixing brands/types
gsJack's opinion on tires for the GS
Gearing and sprockets
Slip-on mufflers
Slip-on exhaust : using stock SV650 muffler
Installing an R6 tail
Installing GSX-R600 stock rearsets
Installing CBR600 stock rearsets
Replacing stock front pegs with CBR pegs
Replacing stock front pegs with Katana pegs
Why re-jet a stock US bike
More on re-jetting your carbs
Jetting for 2001 models

Change the feel of the bike simply by changing the sprockets.

Stock gearing is 39 rear, 16 front.
Changing to a larger rear sprocket, or a smaller front sprocket will make the bike quicker therefore making it feel like it has more torque.
The easier and cheaper solution is to change the front sprocket (counter sprocket ). 1 tooth less on the front sprocket is roughly equal to 3 more on the rear. Putting a smaller sprocket on front is quicker since it only has a circlip holding it on. And you won't need a longer chain, which might be needed if the rear sprocket is too big. They cost less than rear sprockets too, roughly $12 for front and 3x that for rears, give or take. Change stock front to a 15t. for quicker accelerations but you will lose some top end and the bike will rev higher at a given speed (most noticable at highway speeds).  Too small on the front sprocket though and your chain will bind up-bad, very bad.

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This will not affect your speedo reading but will affect the engine RPM at a given speed; drop a tooth front or rear and your engine speed will increase for a given speed, so you'll lose a little top end as a result.
This will affect your gas mileage.

Thanks, Anonymous