13 tooth for trail riding, it rips
Posted April 01, 2000 - 08:50 PM
And the lower to mid range is much better, pull the front wheel on command any place any time it's great.
Thanks guys for all your imput in to this matter, it works.
Posted April 02, 2000 - 06:57 PM
Posted April 02, 2000 - 08:12 PM
If you ride open desert it might not have the top end your looking for, but any place else it will work fine.
Posted April 02, 2000 - 09:05 PM
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Posted April 09, 2000 - 09:33 PM
What size chain are folks with 13/50 running? I wanted to drop the chain size by a bit to hopefully shorten the wheelbase slightly. This should help to quicken turning. I was thinking 112 links + master.
Posted April 09, 2000 - 05:12 PM
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Posted April 12, 2000 - 03:05 PM
I have motogreg's setup now. 13/50. 113 teeth + master. Raised forks almost as high as they will go (hmm, maybe 10mm?). I did the forks about a month ago, the gearing yesterday. I may be wrong, but moving the wheel forward may make the rear feel a bit stiffer as the "lever" is shorter. Can anyone confirm this? I couldn't feel it, but I only rode it a few miles on the street (no, officer, I didn't jump that curb!)
I rode down the street, ran a long straight into 5th gear (around 60mph), then let go of the bars to see if there is any shaking. There was NO headshake. If you go down 2 links, the mudflap will get in your way, not advisable.
It's the small changes such as these that transform the WR from a motocross/desert bike into a trail bike. A damn fast one! I will probably hold off on the flywheel weight while I enjoy the minor changes made thus far. Going for a real ride tomorrow including some really steep hills, I'll report back on how the shorter wheelbase reacts to the steep stuff and tight turning on the '00.
Posted April 12, 2000 - 07:05 PM
What do you think the down side is to all these changes? or is there any.
Posted April 12, 2000 - 10:09 PM
-Less top speed for desert/dual sport
-Increased front sprocket wear (slight)
-Increased chain wear (slight)
-Increased chain lower roller wear (slight)
-Increased chain/swingarm protector wear (could be more than slight)
When the time comes for chain/sprockets, I will probably opt for a larger rear to help combat these problems. But since my bike is new, the $15 fix does the trick for now. (plus the $90 DID Vm-x chain, my stock chain is already stretched)
Posted April 14, 2000 - 12:19 AM
I reversed the footpegs to put them 3/4 inch lower and back, coupled with the high seat thing. To complete the package I set the bars forward 1 1/2 inch using riser blocks. The result is that I don't need to drop the triple clamps to get it to turn in the tight, best of both worlds. Stable in the straights and quick in the turns. I can get further forward AND further back, It's like the perfect bike. I have long legs but I'm 6 foot nothing, the difference would amaze you tall guys with big feet.
Posted April 19, 2000 - 07:09 AM
How did you reverse/lower the footpegs? The mounts are welded if I remember correctly ( at work now - can't go check) - unlike my KX500 w/one bolt-on mount.
Posted April 19, 2000 - 12:46 PM
I'm 6'4" with big feet, if someone knows how to make this work without cutting off the existing and rewelding let me know.
[This message has been edited by tom13 (edited 04-19-2000).]