Paddles & gearing for 05 WR450
Posted September 16, 2005 - 07:30 PM
Thanks for any input.
Posted September 16, 2005 - 11:30 PM
Posted September 17, 2005 - 06:54 AM
The 14 shoertens up the gearing and moves the paddle tire back and gives the mud flap some extra room. Tore off mine before I learned that one.
Posted September 17, 2005 - 10:24 AM
Posted September 17, 2005 - 02:06 PM
Could be, My 01 came with a 15t
Isn't 14 tooth the standard?
Posted September 17, 2005 - 10:04 PM
Posted September 19, 2005 - 04:12 AM
I also installed a 52 tooth on the paddle wheel so the gearing is changed when you change wheels.
If you can find a 10 paddle, get it. You'll always have two paddles in the sand, you've got the power and it matters going up hill bigtime.
You'll have to move your axle waaaay back for the front swingarm clearance, so you may need to get a new chain and an extra master link. It's a combination of the larger tire, and the larger sprocket. I run two masters back to back while my paddle is on. I did that for years in So. CA running in the dunes at Glamis with my old YZ490 and never had a problem. Works great so far with my 2005 WR 450 also.
Now, it's a 5 minute swap and a few more minutes to adjust the chain and I'm good to go dirt or sand. Just throw the spare in the trailer and head out.
The coolant jug is not an issue, at least on an '05.