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i have an '05 400S (bone stock except for rejetting) and have a question about what sprocket setting to be using. i ride a 50/50 combo of dirt roads/trails. i also ride around town but hardly ever on the highway. i'm a little annoyed about having to ride the clutch in the tight stuff so the bike doesn't stall. any pointers? some more low end power would be nice. thanks!

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14/47 is the stock E gearing, I use it for dirt. 15/47 for street.

Sometimes Ill just leave the 14 on if I don't need to hit the freeway.

If you ride really tight trails or hills 13/47 might even be better.

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I think stock for the S is 15/44. I went with 47 on the back, and I like it. More low end, and you don't even notice it on the road until over 60 mph.

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14/47 is a pretty decent point for mostly town with dirt. If I was to do a long part of highway I would do 15/44. I run only my 14/47 anymore and will probably go for 13/47 if I keep doing mostly trails and speeds up to 55.

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stock S is 15/44 and is too tall off road. 14/44 is almost the same as 15/47 but cheaper. 14/47 is great off road and around town and up to about 60mph. I do a lot of highway and offroad (about 50/50 with extended runs of over 200 miles at 70mph+) and find 14/44 suits me best. A friend has 14/47 and it's great everywhere except on the highway.

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14/47 works on the highway but gets real buzzy around 70 mph. Great for the trails or anything up to about 50mph. I think most riders that run any highway/trails run 15/47 or 14/44. buy a 15 and a 47 and experiment with what you like. Gears are not all that expensive if you stick with the steel ones.

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i love the launch of my 14/49. I don't ride on the highway, only on in town streets and the launch is great there too.

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I went to the 14/47 combo and I felt the bike really felt better in the dirt and not much different on the roads. Definitely helps in the wheelie dept.

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wow, thanks for all the help guys. now about buying and installing the new gears....

i'm a total newbie so if anyone wants to chime in about what kind to get, where to get them, etc. it would be great. thanks again!

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jt designs are a good aftermarket steel sprocket to get. Fairly cheap too.

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I think the 14-44 is the best gear combo for all around. In my opinion the 14-47 sucked for the road, after 2 days i switched back to the 44.

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counter shaft sprockets run around 10$ in canada (for cheap ones). Buy one of them to try-don't locktite it on because it will only last about a month. If you like the ratio, buy a better quality one (around 30$ here) and locktite it onto the shaft and torque to about 90lb/ft.

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no rides on the freeway... well, I ride 13/47.... really nice for the backcountry. Gets my down the road just fine too. I'm thinking of riding 13/48

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16/38=2.38 15/38= 2.53 14/38= 2.71 13/38=2.92

16/39=2.44 15/39=2.6 14/39=2.79 13/39=3

16/40=2.5 15/40=2.67 14/40=2.86 13/40=3.076 16 /41= 2.56 15/41=2.73 14/41= 2.93 13/41=3.15 16/42=2.63 15/42=2.8 14/42=3 13/42=3.23

16/43=2.69 15/43=2.87 14/43=3.07 13/43=3.31

16/44= 2.75 15/44=2.93 14/44=3.14 13/44=3.38

16/45=2.81 15/45=3 14/45=3.21 13/45=3.46

16/46=2.88 15/46=3.07 14/46=3.29 13/46=3.54

16/47=2.94 15/47=3.13 14/47=3.36 13/47=3.62

16/48=3 15/48=3.2 14/48=3.43 13/48=3.69

The higher the ratio, the more low end you have.

The lower the ratio, the more top end you have.

I am wondering, once you get the chain set up for the rear sprocket, if you can change the front sprocket from a 16 tooth (which apparently requires modification to fit the bike) to a 13 tooth without changing the link count on the chain. I have a 14 tooth and a 15 tooth front sprocket and I can change between those two without messing with the links on my chain, but that's just one tooth change, how about three? or two? Anybody change the front around this much without chain adjustment problems?

Sorry, I can't seem to get the ratios to line up neatly for viewing ease.

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alright i am going ot 14/47. what do i need to do with the chain when i switch out the sprockets?

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shouldn't have to do anything with it, that is the same as the E and they use the same length chain.

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