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Old 03-02-2012, 01:38 PM   #241
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No, based on those numbers, the FR350 actually has a tighter spread than both of those other bikes.
I think we're saying the same thing. If you had the same front & rear sprockets on the TE & FR cruising along at 5k RPM in 6th gear, you'd be going roughly the same speed. However in 1st gear at 2,000 RPM, the TE would crawl slower than the FR. Obviously not ideal to gear the FR this way for tooling around in the woods.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:21 AM   #242
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This has a pretty good explanation & comparison of gear ratios (and plenty of other great info) http://rickramsey.net/FR350.htm - down towards the bottom of the page.

Quick google comparison:

TE610 - 1st 2.615 2nd 1.812 3rd 1.350 4th 1.091 5th 0.916 6th 0.769
FR350 - 1st 2.286 2nd 1.625 3rd 1.250 4th 1.045 5th 0.880 6th 0.769
WR250R - 1st 2.643 2nd 1.813 3rd 1.318 4th 1.040 5th 0.889 6th 0.786

It would appear that if you put the same front & rear sprockets on all 3 bikes, the FR350 would have a pretty darned steep 1st gear, but equal final ratio to the TE610 in 6th. Or am I confused here (most likely).
Since it is so easy to change sprockets, the way I like to look at those #'s is to divide first gear by top gear to get the spread.
Thus the TE610 (known for having a wide tranny/ie able to do slow & technical as well as freeway good) has a spread of 3.4 and the Freeride of 2.97.
What that means practically is that the 610 will go 3.4X faster in top gear than first gear at the same rpm and the freeride 2.97X faster.
That number combined with how big the comfortable and/or useable rpm range is, tells you at what speeds the bike will run good or comfortable.

Generally tight transmissions are more competitive, and wide transmissions are more versatile for a wider range of activities.
2.97 is wider than many dual sports out there though of course not as wide as the WRR or TE610.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:27 AM   #243
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And it's wider ratio than KTM 950SE @ 2,809 and KTM 690 Enduro @ 2,875, while KTM 500EXC has 3,184
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:36 AM   #244
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So theoretically, how would the FR350 behave on the trails with a more normal front & rear sprocket?
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Old 03-05-2012, 01:55 AM   #245
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So theoretically, how would the FR350 behave on the trails with a more normal front & rear sprocket?
Probably really good as being tuned with reduced hp but keeping good torque enables you to gear it up higher.

IF rekluse ends up making an autoclutch for this it would allow you to gear it even higher, enabling higher speeds getting to the trails while not flaming out/dying at low rpm's/low speeds in technical situations.
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:43 AM   #246
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IF rekluse ends up making an autoclutch for this it
There is a very good chance that the unit they have for the XCFW350 will fit just right in. Same motor.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:50 AM   #247
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Probably really good as being tuned with reduced hp but keeping good torque enables you to gear it up higher.

IF rekluse ends up making an autoclutch for this it would allow you to gear it even higher, enabling higher speeds getting to the trails while not flaming out/dying at low rpm's/low speeds in technical situations.
That's gonna be pretty hard on the clutch...
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #248
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I cant wait to see what available mods this bike will have
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:32 PM   #249
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I appologize if this has been covered already.

For anyone with experience riding the 2012 Husky wr125 with 140 kit.....would you pick the WR over the Freeride? I know the Freeride is not here yet, but just based on research which is more of a complete woods bike?
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I cant wait to see what available mods this bike will have
Is that in the new 2012 catalog? Need to get my hands on that puppy!
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I appologize if this has been covered already.

For anyone with experience riding the 2012 Husky wr125 with 140 kit.....would you pick the WR over the Freeride? I know the Freeride is not here yet, but just based on research which is more of a complete woods bike?

You know... I don't think it has been covered yet!
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:53 PM   #253
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You know... I don't think it has been covered yet!
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #254
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I appologize if this has been covered already.

For anyone with experience riding the 2012 Husky wr125 with 140 kit.....would you pick the WR over the Freeride? I know the Freeride is not here yet, but just based on research which is more of a complete woods bike?
The torque of a detuned 350 makes the throttle into a rheostat. Years ago I built a 1975 TL-250 into a rough country crawler by fitting an XL-350 bottom end (bored to 420cc) under the TL-250 head and plumbing. It was my first Colorado bike, and for rocky, tight, steep single track, it was incredible. I added an MR-175 tank (3 gal.) and a CR-125 saddle. Street legal too! In this kind of country a small two stroke would be a little less fun. I was considering a 200 XC-W and almost sprung for it, but that week I heard about the Freeride. So now I'm waiting. In the New Jersey woods I rode two and four strokes, large and small, trials and enduro, and they were all a blast.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #255
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I cant wait to see what available mods this bike will have
Yeah. How about a larger fuel tank. Probably will need a new saddle to go over it. Like the skid plate.
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