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post #1 of 15 Old 10-29-2006, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Latest KLR test, using an 11 tooth front sprocket!!!!!!!!

For those interested, I got a new knobbie on the rear, its a chengshen knobbie. 17by5.6 inches!! A monster of a tire. Rubs the stock exhaust just a little because of the monster sid knobbs.

Anyways, this tire is a full 2 inches taller than my mefo's. So with my practicing for the up and comming enduro race, I figured I would need an 11 tooth front sproket to gear the beast like a mxer.

Simply put, it works awsome. 1st is granny, and easily pulls 2 up any technical hills. More race gearing, and much better for the tight stuff. I used to run a 12 for racing, but again, this tire is huge.

I was sceptical at first because of the chain actually slightly going down to the sprocket. But after about 80 solid miles through the rough, and some roads, there is no noticable wear. Now of course I would not suggest running this perminently. But for long off road excursions with your dirtbike buddies, it works fine.

I rode an hour to the event using a 15 tooth front. When I got there I took alittle less than 10 minutes to swap the 15 tooth to an 11 tooth.

For those who don't already know, you can get 14 thru 11 tooth sprockets that perfectly fit the KLR from a 2001 660 yamaha raptor. Excact same spline!

When using the thinner sprockets, always shim both sides so your lock washer makes a good contact with the nut. If you have a lock nut, then you don't realy need to shim.

Now keep in mind that running a 11 tooth with a stock tire your gearing will probably only warent about 65mph at redline!!! The monster tire that I got, changes my gearing like a 12 tooth.
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-29-2006, 10:33 PM
 
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After you release the clutch how many inches do you travel before you have to shift?

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After you release the clutch how many inches do you travel before you have to shift?
He doesn't. He leaves it in 5th all the time.
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After you release the clutch how many inches do you travel before you have to shift?
He doesn't. He leaves it in 5th all the time.
:shock: :lol: :shock: :lol: :shock:

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I absolutely love my 16 tooth sprocket. I can not imaging what life would be like with a 11 tooth. The 16 tooth yields me right 105 mph on the odometer at 6000 ish on the tach. With a 11 tooth, I'd have to get off and run along side and posh it just to get up to speed on the freeway on ramp.

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Yesterday was the time to ride my '83 XL185. Having a walking pace first gear has some benefit to someone with my dirt skills. I'm interested in the 12 tooth for the KLR as a quick change.
Btw, stock gearing gives 2.87 ratio, HC's a stump pulling 3.91 (assuming a 43t rear).
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Darn HC. I can only imagine the torq your getting. I remeber when we put your 12 tooth on my bike and I was lifting the front with very little effort. Sounds like the Peace Pipe will be a wild ride. It also looks like I have my first destination for my ride today. To Greenville I go!

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Darn HC. I can only imagine the torq your getting. I remeber when we put your 12 tooth on my bike and I was lifting the front with very little effort. Sounds like the Peace Pipe will be a wild ride. It also looks like I have my first destination for my ride today. To Greenville I go!
Buildit....where are you guys getting the 12T?
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Darn HC. I can only imagine the torq your getting. I remeber when we put your 12 tooth on my bike and I was lifting the front with very little effort. Sounds like the Peace Pipe will be a wild ride. It also looks like I have my first destination for my ride today. To Greenville I go!
Buildit....where are you guys getting the 12T?
For those who don't already know, you can get 14 thru 11 tooth sprockets that perfectly fit the KLR from a 2001 660 yamaha raptor. Excact same spline!

Yamaha dealer. 13 dollars.
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