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Gearing

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I have a 2006 wr 450 with stock gearing. I just put a baja designs kit on it. I was just want to know if the stock gearing would be ok for the street or do I need to change it? Thanks:banana:

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that depends how much road riding you are going to do with it.

Dirtbikes run out of gears quickly on the road

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Definately gear it up.

(ie. larger front, smaller rear. Some call this gearing down, whatever!)

When I had mine geared for the road (mind you, with 17" motard rims) I think I had something like 16 tooth front and 42 rear or thereabouts. (Sorry, can't recall exactly what it was now.)

Take it for a run on the stock gearing and you'll soon see why you need to gear up!

Greg

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I have a 2006 wr 450 with stock gearing. I just put a baja designs kit on it. I was just want to know if the stock gearing would be ok for the street or do I need to change it? Thanks:banana:

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for street riding,i would go up a tooth or 2 on the front sprocket.it will add lots of top speed and take away torque

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I believe your stock front sprocket is a 14 tooth. Go +1 tooth on the front sprocket and you will be fine.

Anything larger than +1 will require you to mod/remove the case saver.

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I also have an 06, your stock front sproket is a 14 tooth, mine is street legal and geared up 1 in the front and its perfect for the street, does about 94mph! i'm goin back down to stock in the front and up 2 in the rear cuz i dont ride it on the street much anymore cuz it eats up tires too fast and i just started doin some hairscrambles and its a little too tall of a gear for tight trails. Go with a 15 tooth front sprocket on the front and you'll be happy with it,you probably won't even have to get a a new chain whereas you would b more likely to need a smaller chain if you went down on your rear sprocket.

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Definitely stock gearing is not the way to go. I'd go 1 up in front for sure and then see what works best in back.

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