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Offline Michiel

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DRZ400 sprocket ratios
« on: June 04, 2014, 06:31:08 pm »
Does anyone know what the standard sprocket ratios are on a DRZ400.

For serious technical riding how small can one go on the front sprocket? Will 2T less than standard be possible?
 

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Re: DRZ400 sprocket ratios
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2014, 10:40:29 am »
Standard on the 400E is 14/47. To go to a 12 up front will bring the chain too close to the swing arm pivot point which then causes quicker chain slide wear. I recall using 13/49 ratio with great success in tight stuff and it made the bike feel lighter than it was.
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Re: DRZ400 sprocket ratios
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 10:33:37 pm »
Thanks TC!

I'm organizing a trip to the Wild Coast on behalf of a friend that had the dream. Mike Glover will lead 3 days of riding
in the bushes. We're all on 2-300cc 2-strokes except for one young guy thats on a DRZ400. I need to advise him to
get the gearing sorted out to make life easier. The rides will be enduro and ranging from technical to very technical.
 

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Re: DRZ400 sprocket ratios
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 08:04:56 pm »
stick to the standard 14 /47 and the Drz will go any where you want it to go.  :thumleft:
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