Woods gearing

I have a Y2K 426 and would like to get some input on changing the rear sprocket. Stock is a 49 and am thinking of changing it to a 51 0r 52. Looking for a little lower 1st and I am not worried about top speed.

What do you guys think?

Thanks

Don

I run the 51 rear sprocket on my machine, and I like it alot. Just try it and see if its right for your riding style. Also is going to depend on what front sprocket you are using too.

I like to use a 14/52 combination. When its gets real tight I will switch to 13/52 but thats a little too low some times.

I do not ride woods but I do ride MX and tight single track. I run a 13t front and 50t rear. I am actually going to switch out to a 12t front and see how that works.

RockymountainMC.com has specials on the front sprocket, I got mine for my 1998 YZ400 for $5.99. For that price I could not pass it up. Once I get it dialed in I may do a 13-52 or some other combo, but for about $10 bucks delivered I want to try the 12t and see how it works.

Mike

I have a Y2K 426 and would like to get some input on changing the rear sprocket. Stock is a 49 and am thinking of changing it to a 51 0r 52. Looking for a little lower 1st and I am not worried about top speed.

What do you guys think?

Thanks

Don

Try changing the front to 13. Its like going up three on the rear sprocket and you can get a cheap steal 13 for around $10.00

I am currently running 13/50 and think it worls out pretty good for me. When I purchase new sprockets I will witch to a a 14/52

I like to use a 14/52 combination. When its gets real tight I will switch to 13/52 but thats a little too low some times.

My thoughts exactly. I'm currently running 13/52, but lately I feel like it runs out of steam a little too fast. I may try the 14 this summer.

Thanks for the info. I am going to order a 13 front and 51 rear and try both!

The 14/52 combination sounds good. I like the larger rear versus the smaller front sprocket combination better because on the larger counter sprocket, the radius is bigger and is easier on the chain.

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