13 T / 51T or 13T / 50T to shorten up a bit???

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  • sjwr450

Posted November 03, 2004 - 08:15 PM


I had a tough time in some really tight woods the other day. What do you guys think? Stock is 14 / 51. I have a 13 tooth front and a spare 50 t rear. I was thinking 13/50 or running to get a 52 tooth rear. The chain seems long anyways. It's way back in the tires mounts. Better handling further up, correct?

  • twowheellen1

Posted November 03, 2004 - 08:55 PM


Further up you will get more rear weight for better grip on acceleration. It will also shorten your wheel base so it could allow you bike to turn sharper. The downside the bike will wheelie easier...maybe thats not a downside.


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  • sjwr450

Posted November 03, 2004 - 10:13 PM


Well I decided on the 13/50 for now. After I removed a link it's exactly in the middle. At least it's better then it was. If I decide on the 51 it will be further forward. Thanks

  • Thumper38

Posted November 04, 2004 - 06:41 AM


Has anyone tried to go with a 50 tooth on there 05? I was thinking on trying it to see if you can get more out of 2nd!

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