Yamaha WR gearing question.

6 replies to this topic
  • Parrett121

Posted September 22, 2013 - 03:51 PM


I have an 03 wr450f with stock gearing (14:50) and the bike is all stock but gutted the pipe. I ride alot of woods trails and some single ruts. Right now the bike goes about 88 mph. I'm looking for gearing that Allows me to lug 2nd gear without the verge of stalling. But I don't wanna be at 60 mph and revin the piss outta it. Any suggestions?

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted September 22, 2013 - 05:35 PM


13:51 is as close as you are gonna get

  • Parrett121

Posted September 22, 2013 - 05:43 PM


Thanks for the reply. Ill drop 1 in the front and try it.

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  • supastipa

Posted September 22, 2013 - 07:02 PM


I ran the stock gearing on my 03 for a while but went up to a 51 this year on the rear when I couldn't find a 50 in the sprocket I wanted.  It did take a bit off the top speed in the desert but the improvement in the mountains was noticeable.  It's hard to say why such a small change made such a big difference for me, but it did.  It allowed me to use low RPM 2nd gear in places where I was previously stuck in 1st with high RPMs.

  • Parrett121

Posted September 23, 2013 - 07:16 AM


That's exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks!

  • aussieklx

Posted September 25, 2013 - 04:08 AM


I used 13/51 on my previous 04 model, awesome ratio.

  • DrFeelGood

Posted September 26, 2013 - 09:43 AM


12:52 here.  I could care less about 60+ mph.


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