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Hondathumper450

front/rear sprocket ratio

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I have a XR650R with stock gearing, 14/48 I think. I have a 53 tooth rear sprocket to put on for the tight trails as I never hit 5 gear that much ever.

is going up 5 teeth in the rear be the same as dropping one tooth in the front?

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It depends on what gear ratio you already have, but generally four teeth on the rear is roughly equal to one on the front. Just do the math; divide the rear tooth count by the front and you'll get the final drive ratio. For example, 13/48 = 3.69, 14/52 = 3.71.

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