01 426 - What can I expect if I drop a tooth on the front sprocket?
Posted October 26, 2004 - 09:13 AM
Posted October 26, 2004 - 11:47 AM
Posted October 26, 2004 - 12:03 PM
Posted October 26, 2004 - 01:22 PM
Posted October 26, 2004 - 10:18 PM
Posted October 26, 2004 - 11:43 PM
Sprocket is only about $15. I did this (and flywheel weight) on my WR initially to help with stalling. Auto deco cam has cured that problem...lights up as soon as I let off the brake. That combo (13 on the front) was just a little low, so I put a 49 on the rear along with the 13 and found 3rd gear to be great for all the tight stuff.
That's with the YZ450 cam though. That really makes a difference. I went with the 14/49 for a while and it was nice to have the top end, but not quite right for the tight stuff and hill climbing.
Bottom line...dropping one tooth on the front is an easy way to get 2nd and 3rd more useable IMO.