gearing up

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted February 14, 2001 - 08:58 AM


I was thinking of jumping up to a 52 on my rear sprocket. I am often finding myself in between gears in the tight technical areas. I was thinking a little more low end may make a difference.

  • mcarp

Posted February 14, 2001 - 03:24 PM


Hey Mike-

I'm running the 14/52 at the moment. Great combo between trail and MX. I was running a 13/50, found this too low for eastern conditions, yet the 14/50 stock combo seemed a little to high.

You're on the right track, go for it.

BTW: I'll be running into you (well, maybe just bang some bars) this summer in PA at Bills...see ya then

  • SFO

Posted February 14, 2001 - 04:19 PM


I find myself between 2-3.
The 52 rear also allowed me to run the wheel up farther.
Double bonus...
I would almost consider one more tooth, but then I'd need a new chain...
Will the compromise ever end?
Beware krause racing sprockets.
The said they had the stuff in stock, I say cool send it...
I recieve a cod box, I pay for it and there is a dumb hat inside. I miss riding because after they said they had it they didn't and I get stuck waiting because I allready paid.
I got charged for a hat that was so ugly I wouldn't let my dog chew on it for fear the ugly might rub off.
And get this, when it finally shows up I pull the box open and out drops a sprocket specialists countershaft sprocket.
How does that phony stay in business?
Trying to straigten it out with his help was fruitless.
Live and learn, You should of known?

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted February 15, 2001 - 03:24 AM


Thanks guy's,
That info was exactly what I was looking
for. I will be ordering my sprocket today.

MCARP.....It's gonna be fun. I am really going to enjoy doggin on Bill in person. You shoul think about coming up to NH in July.

  • yamahalic

Posted February 17, 2001 - 05:27 AM


I just bumped up to a 53 on my 01wr426. I have alot more low end push now. I need this on the trails here in W Washington. I just added 1 DID link and a DID master link. I may have an extra link if you need it.I did not have to buy new chain. If I want to go back to stock gearing, I will just remove the 2 links and put sprocket back on.

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  • mcarp

Posted February 17, 2001 - 09:01 AM


So, Mike did you end up with a 14/52? Whaddayya think? Try the stock 114 teeth chain lenght-it really pushed the rear wheel forward!

  • Bill

Posted February 17, 2001 - 01:23 PM


Mike C,

Mike M only posts from work. He did go with the 52T. He can give you more info from work :)

I stopped by the house today and they have the interior walls up and will concrete the basement Monday and start the plumbing and electrical. Man I don't know if more excited to live in the house or roost in June with you guys.

Don't forget your Pam :D


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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted February 20, 2001 - 03:50 AM


I haven't got the sprocket yet but thats the plan mike.

  • mcarp

Posted March 14, 2001 - 06:34 PM


Keep us in the loop, here Mike. Have you been riding yet? Tried the 14/52? What did you think? I know you guys in NH just got a ton of snow so riding may be limited.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted March 14, 2001 - 07:59 PM


was able to get a couple of rides in before the big snow. So far the 14/52 has been an excellent change. It really helps in the tight terrain. This may sound strange but it even made the bike feel lighter. It also kept me up in the revs.



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