Riding thumpers on the road

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  • darky82

Posted November 11, 2010 - 07:28 PM


Is it true that riding my Wr426 on the road sitting on constant revs will destroy the motor quicker than a rat up a drain pipe. :p

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  • miweber929

Posted November 12, 2010 - 04:20 AM


Yes and no. Run it at 55 mph with stock gearing and you'll be fine on a properly maintained bike.

Run it at 70 mph on trail gearing with low oil and hard shifts then yes.

It's a dirtbike. Running anyway other than that way needs some brains.

  • 748*2Risk

Posted November 12, 2010 - 09:02 AM


I putt around on mine on roads but not on the highway with stock gearing and it's been fine. Guys motard 400-426's and just gear them real high (16-43) for the highway and seem to be fine.


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