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post #1 of 19 Old 04-01-2006, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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i have an 04, and want to know if it's better to go down one in the front, or up one in the rear from stock? is there any difference? thanks in advance.
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i have an 04, and want to know if it's better to go down one in the front, or up one in the rear from stock? is there any difference? thanks in advance.
yes there is a diff between the 2 with the 16/39 being the lower ratio. Installing the 16t would be the easiest and least expensive HOWEVER when making a sprocket change its a very good idea to change the entire setup, i.e. both sprockets & chain.
16/39=2.437
17/41=2.411

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i was planning changing both at the same time. my dilemma is this. on here it seems that the 16t front is the way to go, but a buddy of mine who has been rding for 30 years and also has an 04 says to leave the front alone and go up one tooth in the rear with a new chain. what will the difference between the two be? i basically want to get rid of the bog.
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Heres my suggestion that has worked for me and a few others.
Purchase a 17/41 setup W/112L chain. It will lenghten the wheelbase prolly 10mm over stock which is a good thing and make a diff in giddy up.

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Heres my suggestion that has worked for me and a few others.
Purchase a 17/41 setup W/112L chain. It will lenghten the wheelbase prolly 10mm over stock which is a good thing and make a diff in giddy up.

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thanks i will give it a try. how much should i expect to pay for the setup.
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sumofallparts is on here, and he has a good ebay store. they are running a special on ebay for 159.00 shipped to your door for their 520 conversion. their ad says they can do whatever size sprockets you want (standard kit is a -1+2 520 chain). i'd check with them.
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thanks i will give it a try. how much should i expect to pay for the setup.
Well check with our sponsors for your best deal, however depending on what brands you pick will dictate the price but ballpark bout $180-210.

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give us a call...i will be sure to take good care of you with your sprocket and chain needs...there are many variables when it comes to changing your gearing...give us a call and maybe i can help you with what you may need to do to get the results you are looking for...803.285.8093

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One down in the front is equal to three up in the back, but the smaller you go in the front the faster the chain will wear due to the sharpness the turn you'r imposing on it. One or maybe two down in the front is ok but any more is a bad idea. As far as the back the bigger you go the longer the chain you'll need. If you go one down, two up you can use the stock chain, but it is better to go with all new due to varying wear patterns. 520 is skinnier and lighter than stock but it does have HP limitations.

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