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How to re-gear an 05' 525MXC

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I just bought an 05' 525 MXC. I need to change the gearing so I can ride 1st gear a bit slower. The minimum first gear speed is still faster than I prefer for certain riding. I plan to change the front sprocket because it's cheaper. Do I go larger or smaller?

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You want to go smaller on the front or larger on the rear

Generally one tooth smaller on the front is worth 3 or so on the rear.

You don't want to go much smaller than 13 teeth on the front or the chain will wear on the slider and eventually chew through to the swing arm.

Most guys are running 13 front 52 on the back.

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