WR450 - Rear Sprocket

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  • PaulButler

Posted July 19, 2007 - 03:50 AM


Just got my WR450 on Tuesday. I had the dealer do all the mods before I picked it up.

I have a 2.5 acre pasture behind my house, so I took'er for a spin. Holy :censored: what a rush..! This bike is fun fun fun. :thumbsup:

I have been riding every night. I have only one wish..! I live in Maine, and the woods are very very tight, I am in First gear with a lot of clutch feathering through the woods, and I think the bike is geared to tall for such riding in these type of woods.

Don't get me wrong - the bike is Awesome..! And is and has everything I want. I want and need the Power (6' 5'' 275 lbs), but I am not the type that will be burying the throttle in Fourth or Fifth gear much. I am not concerned about how fast I can go.

So, saying all this :blah: :blah: :blah: is there a way to change out the rear sproket (and the chain) so that First Gear is not so tall..? And if so are there any recomendations..?


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  • Bamster

Posted July 19, 2007 - 04:00 AM


Go one size smaller on the front . It's like going up 3 or 4 teeth on the rear.
Then you still have the option for taller gearing if your riding in a less technical area by just swapping to the 14 tooth. When i had a WR I used a 13 on the front for most riding.

  • PaulButler

Posted July 19, 2007 - 04:16 AM


Cool..! Thanks for the info.

In my hast to post - I noticed there was another discussion "WR450 Gearing change 14/51 or 14/52?" going on about the same topic.


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