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Anybody riding a 13t sprocket on the XR650L?

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I grabbed 2 from fritz the other day to try them out here in WNC. I didn't even think about this until I got the sprockets, but will the chain slider wear out significantly faster with the 13t compared to the 14t? Just wondering if anyone has experience running a 13t for an extended period of time...

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No.  It's the same amount of chain...going around the same amount of times.  Dropping one tooth in the front gives you a bit more torque at the rear wheel & shaves some top speed.  Adding a tooth does just the opposite...lose a bit of torque and gain some top speed.

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It most definitely wears out the slider faster


I knew it had to. The smaller diameter sprocket would allow the chain to be closer to the swing arm, thus allowing the chain to rub deeper/harder into the slider. I'm just curious how much faster it will wear the slider.

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Have not seen much wear on then slider bar but I think it would. I put a 13 tooth on for trail riding and it was excellent, sparse clutching at the most.  Did not stall out once on the trail so was able to NOT dump the bike!!

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I dont worry about it. I use bicycle tires as my chain sliders...ghetto, I know. But readily available and right next to free, for me. Hasnt been a problem.


BMX tires?

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Search for it on here...not sure how, but Ive posted a pic before. If not Ill try and get a pic this afternoon. I mean just imagine it. Take old slider off. Measure it. Cut a strip of bucket that long. Drill two holes top and bottom. Get a tire. Cut it that length. Drill two holes. Drill two 5mm holes. Tap em m6. Loctite. Bolts with washers. Done. 

Works long enough for me but I dont ride hard anymore. Id still do it. Ive always been a scrounger. 

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We got the visual through the description, no need to post a picture. Thank you.

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On ‎8‎/‎15‎/‎2017 at 2:58 PM, notoriousE-R-I-C said:

It most definitely wears out the slider faster

...But 'significantly' faster?

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On mine it did not seem to wear quickly, as I was set up with a lot of sag so it dragged on the slider a little but wasn't pulled all that tightly against it.

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