I need a recommendation on taller gearing for my 2008. Freeway gearing. I'd like to cruise comfortably at 65 or 70 MPH
I've an '08 WRF with stock gearing. The bike is plated and I am going to take it to Death Valley later this month. I am concerned about the gearing for the longer highway rides. I have never done much extended highway riding with the bike, except for once where I rode it to work- 65 miles round trip. Most of it was 55 and up riding. I stopped on the way home to get gas- put about 1.5 gallons in the tank at that time.. Revs were too high at 65mph. Bike was happiest at 55.
To help with the gas, I just picked up a Clark 3.6 gal tank. I also plan to get some IMS fuel bottles. I am told some of the runs we'll be on are 200 miles. ( I am not sure how I could do that on this bike with its cut down seat, but thats another topic.. )
So, to reduce the revs and get some better mileage on this trip I am going to re-gear too. I'd like something comfortable at 65 to 70mph. Maybe just the front sprocket would be easiest and cheapest.
What are you guys running?
Any help is appreciated.