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paddle tire to linkage clearance

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Just getting my 06 yz450 ready for Little Sahara this weekend, it's my first time in the sand with a paddle. Leaving out friday. I got a sedona dunatic 10 paddle all mounted up and installed with a new set of steel 13/51 gearing and a new Renthal R1 works chain. stock gearing is 13/49. Anyways, I figured the 2 up gearing would help with the extra weight of the 10 paddle in the dunes and make wheelies more enjoyable. :D

 

Here's my question. I have a 1/4 maybe a hair less of clearance between the paddles and the linkage with the bike on the stand and the chain adjusted to where i like it (my three finger rule). Do you guys think that's enough clearance that it wont hit when the wheel spins and the tire grows? I already removed the mud flap just incase it tries to rip that off. keep in mind it's a brand new chain and i'm also expecting it to need adjusted a lil bit after my first session.

And another thing, I know ya'll love pictures. so heres my fofiddy. blue plastics and yellow anniversary. it currently has the anniversary plastics on it. Let me know what you think!

 

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it is going to hit for sure.. the tire will expand at full speed.. 

 

the paddle will either wear itself down or it will chunk a slice of each paddle off in the center on all 10 paddles..

 

Dont forget to remove or cut the rear shock guard or it will just rip it off in the first 3 minutes of riding

 

And stock gearing would have been more than fine

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damn. you think it'll expand a quarter inch?

 

yeah i already removed the mud flap.

 

gonna try to locate a 49 tooth tomorrow to move the paddle back just incase

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After I removed my mud flap I was concerned about the shock shaft getting sand blasted. I cut a section of water bottle and zip tied it directly to the shock spring. I'm not sure if it was necessary but it seemed like a good idea.

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After I removed my mud flap I was concerned about the shock shaft getting sand blasted. I cut a section of water bottle and zip tied it directly to the shock spring. I'm not sure if it was necessary but it seemed like a good idea.

thanks man. i was actually thinking about zip tying a rag or cut up shirt to it

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You realize that when you put weight on the bike that the linkage swings away from the tire, no?   Put it on the ground and have a look at it.

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Yes sir I realize that. But in the odd event that I air it out and blip the throttle in 4th with the swingarm all the way day, it'll be a quarter inch away before the tire expands. I think I'm gonna run it and see if the chain will stretch a lil bit. Just one of those things I'd rather not do the wrong way is all. Maybe I'm just over exaggerating everything. lol

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