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oring212

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PostSubject: best exc gearing   5/7/2012, 10:15 pm

My 2011 450 exc has 15 45 gearing, i want to use the stock chain so im thinking 14. 49 but im not sure if i can use the stock chain with those sizes. I could go 13 49 but that seem to low for the road, but not sure....any advise?
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PostSubject: Re: best exc gearing   5/8/2012, 12:10 am

I run 13/50 on my 530 for off road and when Im going to spend some time moving out Dual sporting I switch over to 14/52. The 14/52 seems like a good all around gearing.
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PostSubject: Re: best exc gearing   5/10/2012, 8:15 am

13/52. Had to get a new chain and massage the chain guide to work. I am not on the road that much. I made the chain just the right length so I can run 12 to 15 front and a 50 to 52 rear without any problems.
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PostSubject: Re: best exc gearing   5/10/2012, 10:08 am

When reducing the size of the countershaft sprocket from OEM, usually equates to excessive wear on the chain slider on the majority of bikes, just an FYI.
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PostSubject: Re: best exc gearing   5/10/2012, 12:24 pm

I heard that about the 13t and smaller.. i was planning on going 14 49 but not sure if i can use stock chain.
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PostSubject: Re: best exc gearing   5/10/2012, 7:06 pm

Fivehundie wrote:
When reducing the size of the countershaft sprocket from OEM, usually equates to excessive wear on the chain slider on the majority of bikes, just an FYI.

I have been watching my 13 front closely and have had no problems. It may help that I have the largest rear sprocket 52 to help with the chain angle.

The 12 will cause faster wear for sure.
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