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
jjgabe

07 WR450 Gearing

7 posts in this topic

I recently bought an 07 WR450F. It has a trials tire on it and I am replacing it with a stock size dunlop 756. The bike has a 45 tooth rear sprocket and a 13 tooth front. I am assuming the 45 rear was to make up for the lower profile trials tire. I am wondering what others run for gearing. I run mostly tight trails in washington and occasionally run the desert in AZ and CA. Not looking for speed just handling.

Thanks,

Gabe

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 2008 wr 450 and I put a 12 CS sproket on the front to try and It's better for me. But I have a new 52 and a chain on the shelf that alot of single track guys seem to like for when the current set up wears out. 13 / 50 was stock but 2cnd was too tall for my taste in the woods and 1st was still pretty low.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey JM450, I have the stock 13/50 on my 09 WR450 and am finding the same situation. 1st too Low and 2ND too tall in the woods what has worked best for you going down to 12 or should i run 13/52?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just keep it in perspective - your talking about 1-2, on the back. not much difference if you think your problem is that severe. i would hardly notice going from a 50 to 51. however on my last bike i wentfr 46 - 52 and that was better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm still running the 12/50 combo but I will be soon be trying the 13/52. The 12/50 has been working pretty good in the woods but sometimes on fire roads I find myself trying find another gear. But I sure love this bike.

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