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Old 10-21-2013, 07:40 PM   #38731
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Yes, it will work. You might need to trim a little bit. I just forget exactly but I did run the stock plastic guard for a short while before I bought the Sandman case protector and guard.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:00 PM   #38732
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What gearing are you guys running with the mt43 trials tire? Just spooned one on and need a starting spot. I have a 14t front and a 46 rear. I also have another 13t and 48t available. I think even 14-48 would be too tall, right? Maybe 13-48
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:36 PM   #38733
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with the mt43 I run a 14/47 street and, 13/47 strictly off road. I think the 14/48 will be pretty close to stock gears/tires, but with the additional tire weight of the mt43.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:38 PM   #38734
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What gearing are you guys running with the mt43 trials tire? Just spooned one on and need a starting spot. I have a 14t front and a 46 rear. I also have another 13t and 48t available. I think even 14-48 would be too tall, right? Maybe 13-48
I have run 13/50 and 14/50 with the MT 43. I think I remember 14 gave top speed of 84 and 13 gave 80. 14 was a little better for around town and freeway but I rode each for several months daily without problems on the LA freeways. The 13/50 first gear was a bit pointless on road but nice in rocks and goat trails.

If you are going to go with what you got, go 13/48. I think you will like it but it will be a bit buzzy at 70+ on the road. I ran 12 psi in the 43 no matter the conditions. Freeway for 150 miles, sand washes or hard desert dirt and rocks all in the same ride. Never changed over 2500 miles, worked awesome in everything but sand dunes.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:45 PM   #38735
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Has anyone had experience with the moose racing plastic skid plate? I run an aluminum skid now in very rocky terrain and it holds up and works well however I have to pound it out after every ride and its noisy. Will the moose hold up to this type of terrain?
I just put on a Moose plastic skid plate. Very beefy, much stronger than the Acerbis. It is really thick HDPE, lighter and quieter than a metal plate. More resilent and will hold its shape.

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:48 PM   #38736
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I ran a 13/48 for a long time and really liked it. It put me in a sweet spot for 2nd gear when I went offroad and did just fine on the highway. Topped out around 83 MPH, cruised at 65-70 with no problem.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #38737
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I just put on a Moose plastic skid plate. Very beefy, much stronger than the Acerbis. It is really thick HDPE, lighter and quieter than a metal plate. More resilent and will hold its shape.

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looks good, I would like to see the whole bike in a pic with it on do you have any? im digging that whole dirt tires on 17's looks sharp!
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:23 AM   #38738
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Has anyone had experience with the moose racing plastic skid plate? I run an aluminum skid now in very rocky terrain and it holds up and works well however I have to pound it out after every ride and its noisy. Will the moose hold up to this type of terrain?
Can't say for sure.

I have a Moose racing plastic skid plate on my WRR but I live in the SE US. In July/August this year I went with a group that went out to Colorado and covered the COBDR route from Durango to Steamboat Springs and back again. I was a little nervous about the Moose skid plate but it took a couple of hits and seemed to be fine - did not have to straighten it out afterwards.

That being said, I still think the Flatland Skid plate provides better coverage and may go to that if I ever have a problem with the Moose skid plate.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:35 AM   #38739
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Y not GYTR?

I've never heard anyone mention the GYTR skid plate on here ...

Any reason why not?

I've got one, simply 'cos it was the best price, and i've skidded the bike across a fair few rocks, heard some pretty massive bangs and yet to see any sign of a dent. Plus it comes with rubber strips and make zero noise.

Seems like it protects the water pump ok ...

What am I missing
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:30 AM   #38740
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I've never heard anyone mention the GYTR skid plate on here ...

Any reason why not?

I've got one, simply 'cos it was the best price, and i've skidded the bike across a fair few rocks, heard some pretty massive bangs and yet to see any sign of a dent. Plus it comes with rubber strips and make zero noise.

Seems like it protects the water pump ok ...

What am I missing

Nothing. 1/4" aluminum plates are basically all the same, it all comes down to style and selection. Either folks like the look of the FR plate better (true in my case) or its just that you tend to get "forum favorites". Go to another WRR site and you might see that everyone runs a GYTR. I'm sure the GYTR is a quality part and won't give you any issues.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:49 AM   #38741
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Wow, I put an HD tube on the fender alone (in a bag of course) and it was floppin' around everywhere. Hmm...

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Old 10-22-2013, 09:05 AM   #38742
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What gearing are you guys running with the mt43 trials tire? Just spooned one on and need a starting spot. I have a 14t front and a 46 rear. I also have another 13t and 48t available. I think even 14-48 would be too tall, right? Maybe 13-48
I have run both 13/48 and 13/47 with a fresh MT43. I have settled on the 47 when running mostly doubletrack with a decent percentage of street riding. The 48 is better in the gnarly singletrack but feels wound a bit tight on the highway.(I could go slower I guess) It also tightens the range between gears, most notably between 1st and 2nd. I will be going to 14/50 when this is ready to be swapped out.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:24 AM   #38743
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I think I'm pretty happy with the stock gearing with MT-21s. I spend most of my time on trails in 1st gear. I don't really have a problem crawling through slow stuff and I like not having to upshift when climbing hills. A 45T in the rear might be okay, but I wouldn't want to take too much off the top speed in 1st.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:03 AM   #38744
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I have run both 13/48 and 13/47 with a fresh MT43. I have settled on the 47 when running mostly doubletrack with a decent percentage of street riding. The 48 is better in the gnarly singletrack but feels wound a bit tight on the highway.(I could go slower I guess) It also tightens the range between gears, most notably between 1st and 2nd. I will be going to 14/50 when this is ready to be swapped out.
if 14/48 seems wound out...why change to 14/50? wouldn't that be eve more wound out? or you planning less highway, more gnarly ST?
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #38745
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One day this winter, when my bike's apart for maintenance, I'll take a picture of the grooves in my Sandman case saver that came from running a 14T front sprocket and I'll let y'all decide if it's worth running. I'll never run a 14T again.

With an MT43, I'd run 13/47 or 13/48 since it's a REALLY tall tire, and then run the chain longer so it doesn't contact the swingarm. i.e. with a 13/47, run a 112L instead of a 110L. 112L should cover the 13/48 too.

On the middle sized D606, 13/47 is about perfect for all around use.

On a stock sized tire, 13/45 works great if a little short on the highway for lots of interstate work. I like the 45 rear on my X now that it's running a 150/70/17, but for all around use the stock 42T and 43T worked great with a stock sized rear tire.
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