Originally Posted by plusone
This will be my first time riding out there and I was wondering if I need to gear down a bit. Currently running 15/47 on a 1990 DR350 with an 18" rear. Seems like it should tractor up just about anything but I'm tempted to drop a tooth or 2 in the front?
I have a DR650 and will be running 14/45 (probably similar to your ratio). This is one down on the front and three up on the back from stock IIRC. I find this gearing adequate for the slow speed rough sections (there arn't that many of those on the Kokopelli trail) with a little clutch work on the steep parts, and I am still able to motor down the highway at 75-80 MPH if need be.