Sproket gearing question?


9 replies to this topic
  • mikev7

Posted April 23, 2004 - 02:38 AM

#1

I own a 2000 YZ426 and i want to get a little more top speed out of it. Will i get more speed by making the front sproket 1 tooth bigger, or the rear sproket 1 tooth smaller? I want the smallest adjustment being that 1st gear on this bike is allready tall. :)

  • Fly-nBri

Posted April 23, 2004 - 02:46 AM

#2

If you do a search on this subject you will see a ton of info on it. But the smallest adjustment would be going 1 tooth bigger on the rear I believe. I tooth up front equals 3 teeth on the rear. :)

  • mikev7

Posted April 23, 2004 - 02:56 AM

#3

Dosent one tooth smaller on the rear make more top end? Would one tooth smaller on the rear be a lot of difference?

  • revolucien

Posted April 23, 2004 - 03:05 AM

#4

yes, one tooth smaller on the back is to bump top end and no, not a large difference

  • bigc

Posted April 23, 2004 - 04:00 AM

#5

If you do a search on this subject you will see a ton of info on it. But the smallest adjustment would be going 1 tooth bigger on the rear I believe. I tooth up front equals 3 teeth on the rear. :D

nope got it backwards,smaller front is same as adding a bigger rear,equals lower gearing.Want to go faster, go bigger in front or smaller in back. :)

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  • b-bike

Posted April 23, 2004 - 06:44 AM

#6

If you do a search on this subject you will see a ton of info on it. But the smallest adjustment would be going 1 tooth bigger on the rear I believe. I tooth up front equals 3 teeth on the rear. :D

nope got it backwards,smaller front is same as adding a bigger rear,equals lower gearing.Want to go faster, go bigger in front or smaller in back. :)


bigc has it correct.

I wanted to make my YZ a woods warrior and I did so by going up 3 teeth on the rear (stock=49 now=52).

If the effect your looking for is a "slight" improvement in top end speed, go to a 48 tooth rear.

Boyd

  • mikev7

Posted April 23, 2004 - 07:11 AM

#7

The stock front sproket is 14t, would you suggest going up to a 15 on the front. Or maby decreasing the rear by 2 teeth?

  • rbsdsu

Posted April 23, 2004 - 08:56 AM

#8

If you are going to do the back then go by 2 teeth, you will probably not even notice the difference with just 1 tooth! On the other hand if you do the front which is much cheaper then just do 1 tooth, I finally found my best ratio at 15 - 48

  • mikev7

Posted April 23, 2004 - 10:18 AM

#9

Ok thx, i'll try 15-48.

  • rbsdsu

Posted April 23, 2004 - 10:57 AM

#10

Give it a try you might like it, you might not but you can always go back!

Good Luck!





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