Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
pclans

WR 450 offroad gearing

5 posts in this topic

Just wondering what sprockets (gearing) you would run for off road riding. My 03 WR450 has pressntly got a 50 rear and a 15 front but this seems too high. Can't decide what size to put on the front. I dont really want to change the rear as it is in good nick.

All my riding is off road and now I hardly ever even get into top cog.

With lower gearing does the bike become more of a handful?

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1 tooth='s aprox 4 in the rear.

I agree /w/ ya, its a lil too tall for me, If I were you I'd only add 1-3 teeth on the rear.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go with a 14 front. They are cheap and easy to fit, and you should be able to use the existing chain as-is. (Ideally you have as big a front AND rear sprocket as you can because they last longer that way, but this way is much cheaper and simpler.) Or you could go up to a 52 or 53 tooth rear if you can find one. Might be difficult and may require a new or lengthened chain...

15/50 gives a drive ratio of 3.33 (use rear/front teeth to work it out).

So 14/50 gives 3.57. Higher the number the lower the gearing.

15/53 gives 3.53

14/53 gives 3.79

With 14/50, you'll notice the difference but it should be easier in the tight stuff if anything :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I got 14/50 standard but it came with a 15 in the spares pack.

Take that 15 sprocket and throw it away as far as you can! I tried the 15 and found it crap. I find the 14 is much more usable in all gears.

I am thinking of even going for a 13.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have have just gone 14 / 53 from 14 / 50 standard and it's the spot on.I never used top and now i can lift the front in 4 th.It's a lot better on big hills as it's less likely to bog.

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