Try this if you travel....
A smaller tire makes the higher ratio less.
My favorite tire for dual sport travel is the Kenda 270 510X18, my guess is that the diameter is smaller.
On very steep climbs fully loaded you need to keep the rpm's up with the 5.10/17T combo but the engine is more than willing
'02 KTM 640 Adventure-lowered
"On the road there are no special cases."
Cormack McCarthy-The Crossing
The faster it goes the faster it breaks.
And high performance=high maintenance.
bmwktmbill screwed with this post 01-18-2013 at 08:10 AM