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Old 12-27-2010, 01:08 AM
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Default please guide me towards a better dual sport set up

Hi, my first post.
I'm buying a Gas Gas 450 Enduro . I would like to make it into a better traveler to the off road tracks that I like . I would like to put a smaller rear sprocket . How many teeth should I get ? I would like to be able to reach speeds of 70 mph w/o stressing the engine .
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:42 AM
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Wait until you actually ride it to see what the gearing is like. Tall gearing will make it harder to ride on tight trails. You may find letting it rev a bit on the road is not too bad if you are going short distances. It costs less to go up one tooth on the front than to go 3 or 4 teeth smaller on the rear. This assumes there is enough room to mount a larger countershaft sprocket.
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:28 PM
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Wait until you actually ride it to see what the gearing is like. Tall gearing will make it harder to ride on tight trails. You may find letting it rev a bit on the road is not too bad if you are going short distances. It costs less to go up one tooth on the front than to go 3 or 4 teeth smaller on the rear. This assumes there is enough room to mount a larger countershaft sprocket.
You are right, I rode it today and it was ok up to 60 mph.
It has a 45 tooth on the rear. I'm just getting into the motorized off road ( do lots of mountain biking), I might still raise the gearing some.

It has wiring for turn signals. Any kits available to add turn signals / brake light / plate lighting for these 450's ?? It has a very small brake light and it does have a plate and current inspection. I just want to make it a little more road safe.

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Procycle.us has all sorts of different options and levels of dual sport kit. They can advise, or just sell you what you ask for. Turn signals, wiring help, whatever. They can be reached by phone (541)688-9543. Carl is the expert on all things D.S.

Too bad you don't live in Oregon, we could trade riding experiences. I also ride MTB's.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:53 PM
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Procycle.us has all sorts of different options and levels of dual sport kit. They can advise, or just sell you what you ask for. Turn signals, wiring help, whatever. They can be reached by phone (541)688-9543. Carl is the expert on all things D.S.

Too bad you don't live in Oregon, we could trade riding experiences. I also ride MTB's.
WOW ! Thanks for the fast and complete answer.

Here is a link that I found on this site about gearing and sprocket changes:
http://www.gasgasrider.org/forum/sho...ed=1#post53565
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