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been done since 2004... many times.. both ways.

1300 and 1800 are the same except for the gears inside.
lots of talk about this subject on this forum.. since 2004.
 

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Short answer, YES. Is it worth it? In the long run, no. 1300 gears give the 1800 a little more go off the line at sacrifice of top end. 1800 rear in a 1300 give it maybe a little more cruising rpm. Hardly worth it compared to a good carb supertune.
 
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I'm going to respectfully disagree, Rangers. I'm on my 3rd X [1st 1300 @ 76k miles, 2-3 1800 @ 126k & 70k] and I've made the change for the last two. It's my daily rider @ 12k mi/yr and I appreciate the low end gain and missing nothing off the top...just one man's opinion.
 

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I'm going to respectfully disagree, Rangers. I'm on my 3rd X [1st 1300 @ 76k miles, 2-3 1800 @ 126k & 70k] and I've made the change for the last two. It's my daily rider @ 12k mi/yr and I appreciate the low end gain and missing nothing off the top...just one man's opinion.
It's OK, friend. I gave an opinion same as you. From a performance standpoint I think there are other ways to gain speed or power, but if the rear diff. is available, and it's cheap enough, go for it. No offense.
 

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None taken, my friend. Other than airbox & filter mods, aftermarket exhausts & fuel management systems, what have you got for performance improvement tips...always looking.
 

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None taken, my friend. Other than airbox & filter mods, aftermarket exhausts & fuel management systems, what have you got for performance improvement tips...always looking.
Haha, you've about covered it.
 
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