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Those are arbitrary numbers. A lot depends on the actual conditions, rider ability, engine displacement, ect.

General rule is open fire roads, desert, you can run faster, cheeta gearing (say 15/45) over single track, billy goat gearing (say 13/50). But actual choices are what works best for you, not some other guy.

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Final ratios aside, I read an article years ago about the diameter of the front sprocket.  If I read, understood, and remember it correctly, the larger diameter of the front sprocket can increase your rear traction.  I think it had to do with the taller pulling point of the front sprocket tooth against the chain, causing the rear arm to plant the rear tire harder. 

 

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Great replies all! I am moving to north central CA. Lots of farm roads, levy roads, almost all flat except for levy climbs.. Maybe some sand and mud holes.. I ride a 2001 300exc, right now it's really low geared as I top out at about 55mph, I had a 99 250 exc that i rode in new mexico. That had a wider ratio, i was regularly hitting 75+. Anyone play around in yuba/sutter/yolo/butte? 

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