Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Riding around the USofA
Yes I too think 1st is a little high for riding in the woods, but on the road it is OK, maybe even a little low. I find a gap between 1st and 2nd myself.
Some people switch the front sprocket to get it lower for the woods/trails, and some switch the rear sprocket, (need longer chain for the rear). As far as hurting the motor I don't think it will hurt it any, but if you feel like 1st is too high you could always switch to a 14 tooth sprocket. The only problem with the 14 is it makes 5th lower too, and hwy speeds it increases the rpms.
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