52 tooth 1st time in Enduro?
Posted June 06, 2000 - 12:22 PM
My question is this: I'm riding in an enduro this weekend. It is supposed to be very tight and rocky. I can't ride the bike until the race. Should I put the 52 tooth on and ride it for the first time in the enduro? Or should I keep my 50 tooth for the race and wait to swap on a more casual ride?
I really don't mind the 50 and it causes me no problems even with YZ timing. Will the 52 tooth make such a difference that it'll require a bit of a learning curve to ride? Like: more prone to wheelies, different shift points, a little quicker handling, all of which I might not want to have to overcome in my first race?
Posted June 06, 2000 - 02:50 PM
You are running a 14/50 at the moment. Going to a 14/52 wont make too much difference. But, I would honestly try before the race. You may notice differences that we mere mortals cannot...
Serioously though, try it out before the race.
Posted June 06, 2000 - 03:26 PM
Posted June 06, 2000 - 03:49 PM
I will be reinstalling the 52 tooth. I did notice some SERIOUSLY accelerated wear on the master link locking clip. I have a new Fredette chain guide and I think that will resolve the problem. If I were to keep the stock unit I would have to do some carving on it to eliminate the problem. Happy Trails
00'WR400 75'Yamaha 250 enduro
White e-Series S-bend 12 discs, Yz timed, rejetted to Clark specs, throttle stop cut, lid removed, Topar Racing top clamp, Tag Metals T2 bars, Scotts damper, Devol disc guard and frame guards, lights removed, Cr routed Fastline brakeline, Acerbis Rally pro hand guards fastened to the top clamp, Gel grips Live in Southwest Ohio
Posted June 07, 2000 - 09:00 PM
Posted June 07, 2000 - 02:11 PM
Besides, my money is that Cary will be the only one to finish the race anyway. The rest of you will be puking in your helmets
Have fun, wish I could be there.
Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.
Posted June 07, 2000 - 04:06 PM