Gearing Question

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  • Punisher660

Posted May 16, 2006 - 09:42 AM


I last rode 5 miles of hell and geared the front down one tooth for better crawling speeds.....I'm going to the dunes this weekend. Should I keep the 1 tooth smaller front sprocket or go back to stock? :ride:

Any opinions on which gearing is better in sand?

  • CJ06WR

Posted May 17, 2006 - 12:23 AM


I've got the same question. I want to put a paddle tire on my bike and hit the dunes in Glamis. What are the other So Cal dune riders doing? I mostly ride in the desert so the stock gearing works fine for me. Any input would be great...



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  • jonova

Posted May 17, 2006 - 06:38 AM


I run a 14/48 in the dunes and it does just fine. But on the big hills like Olds and Pattent I would rather have a 14/52 so I can use 4th gear instead of 3rd.

Punisher660 - I would put the larger coutershaft sproket back on.

  • Punisher660

Posted May 17, 2006 - 07:57 AM


but doesn't the smaller sprocket up front have the same effect as going larger in the rear?

What is stock.....I thought it was 14 and I went down to a 13

It sounds like you preferred the lower gearing which is how it is geared now
I guess I will bring the other with me and change it out there if need be :ride:

  • Yamaster

Posted May 18, 2006 - 02:53 PM


For sand mountain, I run 13-49 with a ten-paddle and it does really good. I've even beat a few crf450's with my otherwise stock 05.


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