Originally Posted by Rich667
Nice bike! I have looked at a couple of these 650s now and it seems they make great adventure bikes... I have been looking for a bigger bike andI have been messing with the idea of building something similar. how is the gear spread? I know my ex500 motor had a low enough first gear combined with the bottom end torque you could really lug it down.
I've changed the rear sprocket to a 52t, front is stock 14t. Nice low end, plenty of torque to bring the front up in slow speed off road conditions. Highway speeds are no problem for hours on end.