Question on sprockets, Front vs. Back.
Posted August 19, 2012 - 02:48 PM
Bought my first 2011 WR450F 4 months ago, and am loving it. Only complaint I personally find, is it's too speedy. Not a fan of doing over 140+ (Kms) on dirt road. Anyway, I'm looking for more power then speed, my friends tell me the easiest way is to change the sprockets. I was wondering what would have the most effect on dropping/adding teeth. Should I start with dropping a tooth or two on the front, or adding a few on the back. I am currently running the stock 13/50. Also, does gearing the bike down have any damaging effects on the bike?
Posted August 19, 2012 - 04:11 PM
Posted August 19, 2012 - 05:45 PM
Edited by Bandit9, August 19, 2012 - 05:49 PM.
Posted August 19, 2012 - 08:05 PM
Posted August 20, 2012 - 08:07 AM
I went from a 13/51 to a 12/51 this last weekend and couldn't be happier with the results. Now it will 'tractor' in 1st when I need it climbing the steep and nasty boulder fields, but will still hit 80mph (indicated) on flat dirt roads. Comfortable engine speed in 5th is around 50-55mph (indicated). Pulls harder now all the way to the top of the RPM limit.