Good all around gearing?
Posted February 21, 2016 - 07:10 AM
Posted February 21, 2016 - 01:17 PM
Posted February 22, 2016 - 06:57 AM
Nothing wrong with stock 13-50 or anything else you have in mind. A little more street-able and more of a fire road machine 13-48 for better top end. More dirt-able 13-51 or whatever. It depends on what your calling off road but just leave it stock and see what you need as you hit the road.
Posted February 22, 2016 - 02:39 PM
Posted February 23, 2016 - 05:28 AM
I'm on 14-48 and like it, but have a 13 and a 15 on the way. At times I feel like the acceleration could be better for a 450 (but then I remember that I not twisting the throttle all the way). Practicing wheelies, so I think 13 would be better.
Edited by Bitteeinbit, February 23, 2016 - 05:31 AM.
Posted February 23, 2016 - 06:13 AM
I run two wheel sets. One for street/dual sport and one for trails. I keep a 14T front all the time, and the back sprocket switches when I change wheels from 50T (trails) to 47T (street/light dual sport), and I am able to use the same stock chain length. For the tightest of single track trails, I just don't ride the WR...I'll ride my 2T which is 220lbs w/ gas.
Edited by AtomicGeo, February 23, 2016 - 06:15 AM.
Posted February 23, 2016 - 09:53 AM
My '03 450 was 15/47 when I bought it, and geared way too tall for my taste.
I dropped the front to 14, and it still hit 70 yesterday by GPS. I'm gonna go 3-4 larger on the back, it still idles at around 8 mph in first gear.
With the 14/47 on the bike, I rode it last weekend. Like I said, it still moves along quickly at an idle and hit 70mph at one point, but I opened it up a couple of times in second and third gear on a gravel road and I was very happy with the acceleration. I'm still going up 3 or 4 more on the back, but I still want to be able to hit 65-70 mph in case I need to jump on the road to get home.
Edited by ftl900, February 23, 2016 - 09:55 AM.