Originally Posted by fullmonte
I'll take a lower first gear over constantly having to fan the clutch in loose rocks and dirt.
I thought the bike was gonna stall while riding out of a steep, rocky gully last Sunday. Admittedly, I had only ridden that trail on a 450exc before, so the Tiger made it a little more "interesting".
This experience (and a couple of others)has convinced me of the need to lower the gearing.
I completely agree. I checked and idling in first gear the bike goes 8mph. The bike is geared way too high in first. It would have been nice if 6th gear was higher on the 675 - then the input shaft would not have to be changed and it would save $200 in parts. Unfortunately - all the other ratios are the same.