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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Karnage, Jan 31, 2007.
Being a constant mesh transmission, what is going to shave the tips of the gears off?
The ol girl still has all of the power I could ever use. @108 hours she’s a keeper! 05 525
Probably a broken tooth, unfortunately the real answer is, open er up and see.
Now I’m looking at getting the monster Ascerbis tank for mine for Siberia next year.
I have one for sale.
You might look into heavier fork springs. I have one of those Acerbis super tankers, and it REALLY compresses my forks when i've filled it full!
Good to know, it shipping from you to me will be EXPENSIVE!
I had one on my xr650r and would only fill it 1/2 way until I needed the extra fuel
I put heavier springs in mine for the MXC tank. Might have to go heavier for the Acerbis tank??
I placed my 640 tank on my 520 and it looked like that tank might work with a few mods?
It also carries about the same amount of fuel, but is not as wide as the Acerbis tank.
Take the one of your 640 and give it a try.
Thanks for the tips but I know I don’t want to use my 640 tank, it’s too pretty.
I see no fins, mask, snorkel or standing agua. Say it ain't so
One more primo week, then it's back to Lake Tahuya.
Yeah right! Ha! It’s coming for sure. Get the good while I can.
I’m on the hunt for a chain and rear sprocket. Mines absolutely shot. What are you guys running? I have a stock front and up’ed the rear by 3 I think? I’d have to look. Good deals on the net?
Ok, back to gearing. There’s a 48t on the back now and I have a brand new 49t Supersprox to go on. There was a 14 on the front geared for Dakar but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be higher than I want for Siberia. Anyone out there have any thoughts on what I should look at for sensible gearing?
Sprocket center has packages and knows how many chain links each bike needs, convenient, fast, but not necc. the lowest prices.
If not in a rush, I piece them together off Ebay, takes more time, thinking, etc, but usually less expensive. Mostly what you save is "shipping" and "tax" in most cases. I always go steel sprockets and x ring chain, fwiw.
Plug in your bike details, you can play with the numbers till speed/rpm is where you want it. If you'll be riding long distances (thousand of KM) I'd run a 15 tooth front and figure out what size rear gave the speed/power you want. The 15t cs will last longer and be better for the chain and rear sprocket over a long distance than a 14t.
Thank you again for the beta.
Edit: I never looked at that website before, pretty interesting info on there for sure. I think I’ll run that 49 and carry a few fronts to change it up as needed. On my 640 I can handle 3 different sizes at least with no chain adjustment.