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Old 01-21-2013, 04:45 PM   #3206
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: The Delta Ghetto, GA (aka PTC)
Oddometer: 2,248
Originally Posted by Bengt Phorks View Post
13/52 is way too low for these bikes.
I use 15/49 or 14/49 for dual sport depending on where I'm going to ride. I use 13/49 for single track so I can go slower without using the clutch so much. All 3 combos use the same chain length. 116 links The longer chain keeps the rear wheel from eating the mud flap.
You can flip the rear axle for more chain adjustment.
Keeping a larger front sprocket will greatly extend chain and sprocket life.
I have the 350; I do really need the lower gearing for offroad. But, I had forgotten about the old flip the axle/adjuster blocks idea. I'll probably just trial and error on the sprockets until I get the min/max I can use with the same chain.
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