KTM 450 EXC-R Gearing

Planning on mostly tight forestry trail and road riding. Have installed a 13 front and 48 rear, no problems. Considering a gong to a 52 rear. Anyone have expericene with a 13 / 52 setup? By droping the chain guide down per the owners manual, a 52 may fit. Can anyone confirm?

Planning on mostly tight forestry trail and road riding. Have installed a 13 front and 48 rear, no problems. Considering a gong to a 52 rear. Anyone have expericene with a 13 / 52 setup? By droping the chain guide down per the owners manual, a 52 may fit. Can anyone confirm?

52 fits with the chain guide flipped no prob... I'm running 14/52 -

Stock chain too?

I run 13/52 and it is perfect for me, even with this gearing I rarely get out of 3rd gear on the trails I ride. First will let you crawl through tight stuff without slipping the clutch much at all. You will need a 116 link chain, 2 more than stock. 118 will work as well. Choose depending on whether you want to run the whell near the front or rear of the adjustment range.

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