WR450 Gear Ratios (vs KTM?)
Posted April 05, 2005 - 03:22 AM
Could anyone confirm the 2005 WR450 gear ratios? I noted these from somewhere but can't recall where!
Primary reduction ratio 62/22 (2.818)
Secondary reduction ratio 50/14 (3.571)
1st 29/12 (2.416)
2nd 26/15 (1.733)
3rd 21/16 (1.312)
4th 21/20 (1.050)
5th 21/25 (0.840)
If these are correct then the overall spread is significantly better than my previous DRZ - I found I couldn't get a good balance for slow going while having enough for 70mph+ cruising on the road.
What I'm after is a bike lighter than my XR650 but with similar all-round ability - walking-pace in 1st and un-stressed 70-80mph blasts on the road - whaddya reckon???
I know a KTM450/525 would do that with its 6-speed box but they are perhaps a little too specialised for my liking, particularly on the maintenance side.
Posted April 09, 2005 - 12:59 PM
Those are the ratios are correct. I'm trying to do the same thing with my new WR until I can get another XR. I went to a 15/48 gearing which allows me to lug at 45 mph and run 70 without alot of vibration. A sixth grear would really be nice.
Posted April 09, 2005 - 01:10 PM