14/48 with original chain???


5 replies to this topic
  • tgstoken

Posted December 16, 2007 - 10:49 PM

#1

On my 650L, can I run 14/48 gearing with the original chain installed? Do I need a longer chain? I need a little slower gearing for the tighter trails in my area and I really dont ever need to do over 80mph. The 14/48 powerband just seems more useful. I am running 14/45 now, will the new 48 rear give me a slower putt-putt speed?

  • COAL RUN

Posted December 17, 2007 - 06:17 AM

#2

14/48 will work fine with the stock chain

  • Motosprtman

Posted December 17, 2007 - 06:43 AM

#3

yup putt putt is better and you can actuallu use 2nd gear in the woods! wheelies easier and is not very buzzy at highway speed of 55-60. I have run both and am going to try a 15 / 48 to see what that is like.

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  • goblin127

Posted December 17, 2007 - 08:11 AM

#4

yup putt putt is better and you can actuallu use 2nd gear in the woods! wheelies easier and is not very buzzy at highway speed of 55-60. I have run both and am going to try a 15 / 48 to see what that is like.


I'll second that! Second gear is now useable in the woods and the bike is easier to pop the front wheel over logs and such.

  • tgstoken

Posted December 17, 2007 - 12:16 PM

#5

Ok, great, thanks

  • knuklehead

Posted December 17, 2007 - 12:35 PM

#6

Back when I had a L I'd run the 15/48 and carey a 14.Ride pavment to the trails stop and put the 14 on and adjust the chain ride all day then swap back for the ride home.





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