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Old 09-03-2014, 08:30 PM   #1
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2001 Yamaha wr426 advice

I am looking at buying an 01 WR 426. The bike is in great condition, professionally maintained and has been garaged most of its life. My only concern is that the bike seemed a bit too slow for highway travel. Looking into it he had a 13 to 51 gearing on it. I know if I change the gearing I can get it up to highway speeds, my question is what gearing is best.

I weigh 160lbs and am looking for a bike that I can ride 20 or 30 miles to the trails around where I live. So most of its use will be trail riding but it needs to keep up on the highways. I have heard just going to 14 or 15 to 51 would be sufficient. I have also read about people using a 14/40 gearing.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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Update, I bought the bike today. It rides great. Got it up to 65 on the highway but it was working pretty hard.
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:29 AM   #3
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Stock on the wr400 was 14/49 here I think. Try something like 14/46 and go from there. Depends on how much highway you do and how much you need 1st gear really.
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