Baja 500 Gearing question
Posted May 02, 2007 - 06:19 PM
My 07 Wr450 is the race bike (5x) for the 500 this year. It has about every mod you can think of. It does have exhaust changes, Powerbomb (stock pipe is tiny and I don't want to here about the torque), Titanium Q. The head is out being ported at Pro-circuit. In my 05 I have the same changes plus a 470 kit. The 05 has 55 Baja hours on it. The 05 also runs 15/50 gearing and can pull up close to 100 on the odo. I'm not saying it's the best combination. The 07 has 14/49 on it. The 4-5 gear gap seems a little large on it. So I'm considering trying a 51 rear next week when I'm testing. Last time there I saw 91. Not sure it would have pulled more. So the question is gear it so it has more power, or try to get more power from the bike to pull it (maybe YZ cams, but I'm reluctant to make it wilder for a long ride). I really only need about 95. Thoughts???
BTW the jetting is spot on.
Posted May 03, 2007 - 08:01 AM
I'm safe to give great advice like this becuase i am not starting.. Haha...
Good luck and see you down south..
Posted May 04, 2007 - 11:59 AM
I would put money that Sal runs up Simpsons rather than down it. And it will probably go up into the pineforest before dropping into Ojos. I won't say how I know but I'm almost 100% sure. Who knows maybe we will get lucky and get some new course. Doubt it though.
Good luck! 5x and 6x
Posted May 19, 2007 - 11:36 AM
Best of luck on a safe and Honda a#$%ss kicking race. Ill offer you a cold Tecate at the finish.
Posted May 26, 2007 - 08:01 AM
Ouch. Apparently your source for info is beyond bogus. Hopefully you didn't put any money on it.
I would put money that Sal runs up Simpsons rather than down it. And it will probably go up into the pineforest before dropping into Ojos. I won't say how I know but I'm almost 100% sure. Who knows maybe we will get lucky and get some new course.
As most people should know by now, a bike with a top speed of 75 could get into the top 5 OA this year. This course has nothing to do with top speed.