Any one found a lower toothed front sprocket?

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  • J_T

Posted September 25, 2003 - 02:05 PM


I'm curious, is there such a thing as a 12T front sprocket for the XR650R? Not that I need that much low end. Just wondering. I thought It'd be fun to try some time if there was one. You'd probably not need the 1st or 2nd gear any more though. Hmm just thinking out loud.


  • qadsan

Posted September 25, 2003 - 03:12 PM


You might be able to find one, but going that small on the front might put too much stress on the chain. I don't know for sure about this, but you may want to check into it a bit more before trying it. I've never heard of a 13T front causing problems (I liked my 13T front), but I'd prefer to go to a larger rear if I needed lower gearing beyond the 13T front.

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  • XL650LCDN

Posted September 26, 2003 - 09:48 AM


My understanding is that anything lower than 13T will start eating up chains (very expensive).

  • J_T

Posted September 26, 2003 - 11:11 AM


Ouch, thats a good reason not to try it, Cost. Thanks for the input.

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