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Did you put a new chain on too? Never seen an axle that far back with 14/48 and stock chain. With the axle back that far it will change up the geometry a little, make wheelies slightly (very slightly) harder at speed, make the bike more stable at speed, but not quite as nimble in the technical stuff. With 14/48 or 14/50 I'd recommend 116 links which would put the axle in the middle of the swing arm when properly adjusted.

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Too far is when you loose the ability to adjust your chain.  Moving the wheel backward helps your straight line stability, like oldfuddy mentioned you loose a little in really tight stuff but overall I find it as an improvement over a more forward wheel position.

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Did you put a new chain on too? Never seen an axle that far back with 14/48 and stock chain. With the axle back that far it will change up the geometry a little, make wheelies slightly (very slightly) harder at speed, make the bike more stable at speed, but not quite as nimble in the technical stuff. With 14/48 or 14/50 I'd recommend 116 links which would put the axle in the middle of the swing arm when properly adjusted.

I did put on a new chain with a master link I think I'm running 117 or 118 it was too slammed to take out anymore

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I did put on a new chain with a master link I think I'm running 117 or 118 it was too slammed to take out anymore

I just recently installed 14/48 sprockets before eventually going to 14/50. I can tell you for sure that anything above 116 links will put you off the swing arm. 116 on my bike was perfect. It also worked great with 14/50.

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Too far is when you loose the ability to adjust your chain.  Moving the wheel backward helps your straight line stability, like oldfuddy mentioned you loose a little in really tight stuff but overall I find it as an improvement over a more forward wheel position.

+1  My 09 EXC handles far better with the wheel back as far as I can get it. Tight singletrack is far more fun with the wheel back and 14/48. I always thought it would be better with shorter wheelbase but what I have experienced. Go long. 

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Did you put a new chain on too? Never seen an axle that far back with 14/48 and stock chain. With the axle back that far it will change up the geometry a little, make wheelies slightly (very slightly) harder at speed, make the bike more stable at speed, but not quite as nimble in the technical stuff. With 14/48 or 14/50 I'd recommend 116 links which would put the axle in the middle of the swing arm when properly adjusted.

Just went 14/50 today. 116 links, axle in center. Perfect. Beast.

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