Desert riders, whats you gearing?


11 replies to this topic
  • Pincushion

Posted October 17, 2005 - 04:25 PM

#1

I'm a little too short out in the dez my current 14/50 setup. 5th now feels like 4th used to before my rebuild.

What are the rest of you running?

  • mikedabike

Posted October 17, 2005 - 05:30 PM

#2

15/48 on my 04 450.

  • FZ1426

Posted October 17, 2005 - 06:01 PM

#3

Either 15/50 or 14/47 for 426. Gives you about 75 mph in the meat of the power.

  • RAMARION

Posted October 17, 2005 - 08:29 PM

#4

15/47

It flat RIPS.................

PS, I'm old and race MX.........I don't shift........2nd gear....... :banghead:

maybe every 3rd or 4th race track I might get 3rd gear.......

  • Pincushion

Posted October 19, 2005 - 08:01 PM

#5

15/47 it is. Hope it shows up before all the water absorbs into the desert.....

Thx.

  • FZ1426

Posted March 05, 2006 - 08:45 PM

#6

Either 15/50 or 14/47 for 426. Gives you about 75 mph in the meat of the power.


OK so here's the actual speed of a (YZ) 426 with 14/47 gearing. Thanks to my newly installed super accurate and verified specialized ODO, the above statement is due a revision/correction. The actual real world honest measured speed is 65.8 mph pretty much topped out "in the meat" of the power. Probably about 70-75 or so on the rev limiter.

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  • grayracer513

Posted March 05, 2006 - 09:19 PM

#7

15/49 on the 450. Close to 90 flat out on pavement, but 70 mph is still very "buzzy" at close to 9000 rpm. Works good in most places, though.

  • RAMARION

Posted March 06, 2006 - 07:45 AM

#8

I was running 15/47 on my 03-450. A buddy of mine bought her, he rides desert, says thats the FASTEST bike he's ever ridden..........

  • Pincushion

Posted March 06, 2006 - 08:04 AM

#9

14/47 was still a little short on my 426 (@444cc). I wanted to go 15/48, but since I've moved to Oregon I guess I wont have the chance. Back to 14/50 for me.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 06, 2006 - 11:31 AM

#10

A buddy of mine bought her, he rides desert, says thats the FASTEST bike he's ever ridden..........

There's a good chance that it really is, don't you think?

  • RAMARION

Posted March 06, 2006 - 03:14 PM

#11

There's a good chance that it really is, don't you think?



my guess would be 90ish.............. :thumbsup:


funny part is, that was my MX gearing, it removed the hit, plus let me race all day in 2nd gear............. :thumbsup:

  • tom nolan

Posted March 07, 2006 - 10:36 AM

#12

I've been running a 15/44 in my yz400. It pulls real good in all gears. Not sure of the top speed, all I know is that the ground goes bye real fast wide open in 5th.

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