In this series of photos I am hoping to illustrate an idea I had and to show some worthwhile improvements. Here is the original rear wheel buffer and I am compressing it with a small amount of finger pressure (very soft and pliable) Here is the new rear wheel buffer using the same amount of finger pressure (harder and less pliable) - Hopefully good enough to last a whole 20,000 miles we'll see... I am not going to bother and post the damage as it has been documented already on this forum . BUT , the damage can easily be peened with a round flat punch and that's what I did . No need for a whole rear wheel hub. This happened after only 4000 miles. So , If you have the aluminum rims with the Talon Hubs watch out for this. Here I want to show I have successfully sourced the TALON rear sprockets in a different size 47 T . The Gold color is just a bonus and matches the shocks and forks now ! Also please notice the smaller diameter which leads to my next improvement. Stock gearing = 18/50 = 2.77 to 1 19/50 = 2.63 to 1 17/50 = 2.94 to 1 The 17 T and 19 T front sprockets are available from CNW and thanks to John G81Can Cycle and Richard-7 and Mr Coote. My gearing for now will be 18/47 = 2.61 to 1 just a little higher than the 19/50 tested by Richard-7 I can go to : 17/47 which will bring me back to almost exactly stock 2.76 to 1 , IF I NEED to or want to. Another shot of how much smaller the 47T sprocket is than the Factory 50T .. The chain clearance gap is 3 times larger than it was as a final bonus . This will help stop chain to muffler scraping. As a final note any sprockets larger than 47T will require a special order because TALON do not stock these on the shelf. So be prepared to wait for 48T or larger. I have a 48T on order. In my view , if you want larger than 48T you may as well just go to stock because you won't be changing much .