Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  

Should I go larger? Pros,Cons?

Recommended Posts

I have a 400e and looking to go larger to maybe a 600 or 650 and had my 400e for 2 years,its all modded up nicely.What benefits will I get if I go larger other be able to cruise the highway,or can I still keep the 400 and just change the sprockets,I don't want to change to a pure street bike,any opinions,tips?

:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look at what type of riding you do mostly and make your decision based on that...It's usually the case that a larger capacity bike will be better suited for highway use , but is going to be a handful in off road..

You say that you have your E "modded up nicely"...think deep about moving onto another bike,...you may or may not regret losing a ride that you have......often the grass looks greener on the other side, but when you get there , it's not....

Perhaps try some taller gearing and see if that" works for you"....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Craigo,some good thinking about things is needed,might be moving to a more dirt friendly state anyways.If im by myself on the trails the 400 aint bad to pick up etc,but a 650 shyt!....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yeah what do you mean by modded up nicely

I have put allot of money into getting it out of the old look,since its a 03,everything except inside piston work,big bore would be a compliment to the aftermarket exhaust,I deff feel the extra power there.But before i tear down the engine and clean and rebuild i meant,should i just trade it before all that work is done to tone it up.It runs great now but wanted to put on a kick start package and bore it out if I decided to keep it.I had the mistake of putting to much money into things and selling it and having to start all over again..But were i live theres allot of high way and over 50-60 mph areas...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't got that far yet,thats why I was thinking of something larger before it got rebuilt down the road.Maybe a 40-60 Dirt-Roard sprockets are at 15/47 my Teraflex rear is killing me on the road,and I just put it on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like you are getting a bit of a "Want to ride more on the road thing" going on there..

Why not try going to a 44T rear to bring it in line with SM final gearing and fitting some road/trail tyres on it for a change of style and see how that goes for you...If you throw some more power into the mix ,with perhaps a Big Bore,it will give a much (IMO) better feel to the bike overall..

It is cheaper than up grading to another bike,...:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

with 16/41(sm) or 16/44(s) it will cruise very nicely at 70. I rode 14/47 on my dirt wheels on the street for a long time and still hit 65mph highways from time to time but it wasnt very happy. Mostly because i was on fully knobbies. Motor mods(fcr/pipe/cams) really make a big difference in highway style cruising. with 15/42 gearing(sm) or 15/45(s) i still have good grunt off road with mods and can cruise 65-70 no problem. There will always be a trade off though. Thats why i re-gear all the time:) Currently on 14/48(sm). its full on hooligan fun.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Reply with:

Sign in to follow this  

×