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XR600R countershaft sprocket - 13,14 or 15 T?

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Recently purchased a 600r.  Will be used for trail riding only.  Have not had it in the woods yet but 1st gear seems a little tall.   Riding in Tennessee.  Plenty of hills.  What sprocket combinations seem to work best in the woods? 

 

Looking at sprockets I see JT and Sunstar.  Not familiar with sunstar.  Anyone have any experience with them?

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14 / 48 is stock gearing on my 95 XR600 , earlier years came with 50t rear . I like 13 / 48 better for trails . My bike is tagged  I have 13 , 14 , 15 , and 16 tooth cs sprockets . 16 / 48 is nice road gearing .

 

In the 90s got hold of an XR600 that the previous owner was running 13 / 54 or 56t , thought it would be to extreme but ended up liking it . Like riding a powerfull XR200 . You could just release the clutch and ride smoothly at a walking pace . It was great in tight stuff and slippery creek crossings . It might have been a 60t rear

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I ride some tight stuff & like the 13/52, but too low for road, over 45mph. WOW,  I din't know a 16 front CS was available??? (Boy,I thought my 15t was big and close to cases)

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I have a 13T on order.  Will try that with the 48 rear.  If still too tall I'm going to order a 50T and if necessary a 52 or 53.  Thanks for the input.  It's been helpful. 

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A 13 will wear chain fast. It's about 8% less metal to carry the same load as a 14 or 15% less than a 15 tooth.

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16 teeth fit , you cannot run any case saver though. The chain fits but had to file additional notches in the snail adjusters to get enough chain slack , [i like to see a minimum of 1 3/4" slack] otherwise it will eat a countershaft .

 

I got one 3 years ago through JT Sprockets by doing some cross referencing , now I would just order one from Sprocket Specialist for a XR650R , they make up to a 17t for the 650R

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