06 wr450 sprocket question


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  • garrett.brooks.9

Posted May 14, 2016 - 02:06 PM

#1

Hey all I have a 06 wr450 sumo and have recently decided to see about changing up the sprockets so I can get a better highway rider. When I ride I will be riding highway that's 50 miles + and also want to keep it in the 75mph range without revving the hell out of the bike. Currently I have 14/41 sprockets. Is there any better setup to get the revs down on highway speeds?


thanks

  • crash279

Posted May 14, 2016 - 02:22 PM

#2

Hey all I have a 06 wr450 sumo and have recently decided to see about changing up the sprockets so I can get a better highway rider. When I ride I will be riding highway that's 50 miles + and also want to keep it in the 75mph range without revving the hell out of the bike. Currently I have 14/41 sprockets. Is there any better setup to get the revs down on highway speeds?


thanks


Go to a 15t front sprocket.

  • garrett.brooks.9

Posted May 14, 2016 - 02:23 PM

#3

Ops I ment I have 15/41 already

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  • toten

Posted May 14, 2016 - 02:31 PM

#4

I have 14/40 on my sumo and it's ok on the freeway, I wouldn't want to do sustained 75 though. Obviously your 15/41 is significantly taller.

 

You can get rear sprockets as small as 36. That would help a reasonable amount (if you have the power to pull it - I haven't tried that). I don't know that any larger than 15 will fit up front, though. You'd probably have some issues with the chain guide, I can't say for sure. 



  • garrett.brooks.9

Posted May 14, 2016 - 02:41 PM

#5

Don't think any bigger will fit up front but will say 15/36 make it so slow getting to speed and will it even do in the 70s at that gearing? I'm not worried about power it's got plenty I believe.

  • toten

Posted May 14, 2016 - 05:41 PM

#6

Yes, it'll certainly slow it down at lower speed. I think 36 would be excessive, but I'd consider trying 39 or something and seeing how you like it. I don't think it's possible to have a WR that does well at low speed and at 75, so you need to decide where you want to compromise. 






 
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