Posted April 12, 2006 - 06:58 PM
This probably has been covered before and if so, I apologize for the redundancy. My question is about gearing. I have a 99 YZ timed WR400 which I ride in the tight rocky single track here in New England. I went down one tooth on the counter shaft sprocket (from stock) to make second gear more suitable in the tight stuff. I am finding second gear still not low enough. I am considering additionally increasing a tooth or two on the rear wheel sprocket. Has anyone run this type of set up? Do you think one additional tooth on the rear sprocket will do it or should I increase by two teeth? Is the whole idea stupid and I should just figure out how to ride the bike the way it is?
Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Posted April 12, 2006 - 07:36 PM
I would go 2.
I can't recall what gearing was stock on the WR400's, what is your gearing?
The gearing ratio's are:
13/52 = 4, 13/51 = 3.92, 13/50 = 3.84, 13/49 = 3.76.
Posted April 12, 2006 - 07:51 PM
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Posted April 15, 2006 - 03:34 AM
And that makes 1st and 2nd gear a lot more user friendly.