2002 w/ 52T rear, too much ??

7 replies to this topic
  • zx7king

Posted January 17, 2002 - 11:00 AM


Hello all,

I ordered a 51T rear from a company and they sent a 52 by mistake. I ride 50/50 trails/track and was wondering, first will this fit with the stock chain and CS sprocket, and second has anyone tried it and liked it. I figured I would ask all of you guys before I take it out of its shrink wrap.


  • Ga426owner

Posted January 17, 2002 - 11:24 AM


Do you like to SuperCross or Climb Trees?
No seriously, 52 tooth may work well in tight, very hilly woods. Or very tight motocross tracks.

  • skthom2320

Posted January 17, 2002 - 03:10 PM


I can't answer whether it will work with the stock chain length but I can tell you this - I had a 13th CS sprocket with the stock 49t rear (nearly the same as the 52t rear and 14t). I thought I liked it until I changed chains and stuck the 14t back on. I won't go back to it. Maybe a 50t rear but no more than that for me.

I don't ride trails at all - MX tracks only.


Steve T

  • tuck

Posted January 17, 2002 - 03:30 PM


I run A 14/50, ride only mx tracks.I wouldn't go any bigger I prefer the 50t for tight or fast tracks.Just my opinion though.

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  • Uncle_Rich

Posted January 17, 2002 - 03:47 PM


I use 13 - 49 on my YZ426, works great for trails
I doubt stock chain will fit


Posted January 18, 2002 - 12:15 PM


Send it back!
way too much shifting required.
the beauty of a 4 stroke is torque
14/ 52 is too low

  • moorespeed426

Posted January 18, 2002 - 03:57 PM


I also ran a 13t-49t combo just because the bike was new and I wanted to save money, but my next set will be a 14t-50t combo because I think the 13t runs the chain to tight. The 13t gearing was fine for riding track and trail. here in the northwest

  • krazyq

Posted January 23, 2002 - 06:43 AM


2001 426 I run 14 front 48 rear.The bike rips.on any track less shifting tons of bottom.

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