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Does the KLX300 have a wide or close ratio transmission? I've read where most trail bikes have wide and SX bikes have close ratio transmissions. I'm curious where the KLX300 falls in.

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I believe that it is considered a wide ratio tranny.

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Brewster

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I was looking at the ratios in my manual and it looks likes some of the intermediate gears are fairly close ratio. I believe most trail/enduro trannies are like that.

B.

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What's the difference between a wide and close ratio tranny? Is it how frequent you have to shift?

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Example:

The YZ 250f has a close ratio 5 speed and the the WR 250f has a wide ratio 5 speed. First gear on the YZ is higher than the one on the WR but the ratio spread is closer on the YZ. This gives the YZ quicker acceleration (slightly) than a WR but the top speed is also lower (noticeable)70 for YZ vs 85 for WR. I do believe the KLX has a CLOSE ratio 6 speed which means you get the acceleration of a close ratio 5 speed with the top end of a wide ratio 5 speed 🙂

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