Best sproket set up for sand?

6 replies to this topic
  • kjwarren

Posted November 17, 2009 - 10:30 PM


Whats the best sproket set up for sand for a 02 426?

  • ninthrazor

Posted November 30, 2009 - 11:09 PM


Whats the best sproket set up for sand for a 02 426?

That is the question. When I ride my 2000 YZ426 in sand, I have the same sprocket sizes as at the track. I generally just start in second. I am anxious to see if anyone else posts the optimal sizes.

Edited by ninthrazor, November 30, 2009 - 11:09 PM.
More info

  • Jcvibby

Posted December 01, 2009 - 10:10 AM


I have an 01 426 and I run a 13-49 for everything. Seems to work good on the sand which is usually a little faster than woods and trails.

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  • mxrayser

Posted December 05, 2009 - 11:47 AM


I hate sand

  • ninthrazor

Posted December 07, 2009 - 04:34 PM


I hate sand

Sand is some of the best "recreational" riding out there. Yes some like tracks and the woods, but the sand is just a place to try all the stuff that you may not want to on hard pack dirt

Edited by ninthrazor, December 07, 2009 - 04:34 PM.
wrong spelling

  • Mbiker_101

Posted December 07, 2009 - 06:01 PM


I've been running 14/49 for the sand and then 14/52 for the desert (ocitillo). I love the power with the 14/52 so I bought a 52 for the sand, just havn't given it a shot. My guess is that it's going to be great since I rarely even get close to 5th gear at Glamis, usually 2nd and 3rd, my guess is that the 52 is going to make the lower gears more useable.

  • YamaLink

Posted December 08, 2009 - 09:14 AM


Our sand washes are not that long and the hills not that steep and long like some of the ones I rode in Southern California. For my fear factor I can get away with stock or even +1 on back. When we went to out of state sand washes I went 1 up on front.

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