HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
1biglung

94 XR650L Sprocket reccomendation

8 posts in this topic

I just picked up a 94 XR650L w/XR's only pipe, jetting etc...

I want to play with the sprocket gearing and I am looking for suggestions. Sould I go with 13 front and 45 rear or 14 front and 48 rear or something different? The result would be about the same on paper but I would like to draw upon your experience.

I am also looking to add a tach. any reccomendations?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I run a 14-45 in dirt and stock 15-45 long distance street. As for the tach if you find a good one post it. I was looking for one also. All I have been able to find is a digital one. I have found some for 2 cylinders but not a single.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Theoretically the larger the sprockets the easier it is on your chain. I would lean toward 14/48 or even 14/45 as mentioned above. I have 13/48 on my 600 and sometimes I wish it had more top end. Accelerates like a motocrosser and idles along at a walking pace, though.

A non-digital tach you might look at is one Autometer makes for Jr Dragsters. Its meant to be used on a single cylinder Briggs & Stratton type engine, although its not very small and may be meant for breaker-type ignition.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks guys will get a couple front sprockets and a 48 rear and play :cry:

Head Trauma Do you know of a good digital?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had 3 XRL's .It depends on what conditons your riding in.I ran a 14/48 combo on my last bike,and this bike also,but lately i went to 15/48 and it seems to be the best compromise. :cry:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it depends on what you have in mind.

I went to a 5.10x18 rear tire which made the stock 15/45 gearing too tall, so I went to 14/45. It's great around town and in the mountains but it buzzes a bit too much at 65-70 mph. I'm going to try 15/47 next.

One tooth change on the front equals about 3.5 on the back. A 47 tooth rear sprocket would allow you to try smaller, in between ratios than a 48. A 48 is almost like changing the front another tooth.

Will a 48 rear work w/ the stock chain guide?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it depends on what you have in mind.

I went to a 5.10x18 rear tire which made the stock 15/45 gearing too tall, so I went to 14/45. It's great around town and in the mountains but it buzzes a bit too much at 65-70 mph. I'm going to try 15/47 next.

Will a 48 rear work w/ the stock chain guide?

Yes !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just put a 14T on the front. Very happy with it. Would not be good for extended highway travel - but great overall on dirt and for shorter hauls (1 Hr or less) on highway. You start buzzin a bit after 65 MPH.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0