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To All,
I know this has been presented before but I really need some help.
After reading the previous threads I am torn between keeping the original 14 tooth sprocket and changing to a 13 tooth one. My riding is mostly desert hills, sand, some rocks and a lot of sight-seeing.:eek:hno: The 700xx is definitely not geared for this. I am shifting too much and getting tired of not having the power when I need it. By the time I get home, I'm worn out and unhappy with the machine. My Grizzly 660 works well for me but I realize it is a CVT transmission and not a sport quad.
My question for you is, does the 13 tooth sprocket really give you the low end torque as many indicate or is it not worth it given the riding scenario I described?

I am not opposed to having good top end but would rather have what I described.
Thanks for your help.
Sid
 

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IMO, i love my 13t, its geared really good for trail riding and i use it for mudding.. we ride a lot of long distance trails and it is nice to have the top end sometimes, but, when have you ever been riding a backwoods atv trail pinned in 5th gear? personally i have never been in that situation, there are too many variables that make that extremely stupid where we ride. if i were you, id go 13t.
 

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I think that it would suit you just fine, but you will still need to be in the right gear for the situation. I can't remember ever not having enough power with either sprocket, but maybe I just run it at higher rpm's than you.

The best part is that it is a very inexpensive and easy to do mod, so go for it and if you don't like it you are only out $15 until you resell it on here.
 

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All,
Thanks for the advice. I am going to order the 13t. I see it is not a big job to change so it is worth the gamble.
TripleXX, you are right on the money with the rpm issue. I only have 15 hours on the machine and am really unsure how much stress I can put on the XX engine at this time. It sure sounds like it really straining when asked to peak out. It would be nice if it had some gauges or indicators other than just lights. I did install an hour meter so I can the monitor the hours for maintenance purposes.
Thanks again,
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I agree with the 13t sprocket. I did it and it give you massive amounts of low end. I just spent 2 days (120+ miles) riding the Hatfield McCoy trails in West Virginia and it is great for that type of riding. But the biggest plus is that you can lug it down low in the rpm's in 1st without clutching like you would have to do with the 14t. But its so simple to change that if by some chance you didn't like it (highly doubt) you can change it back to the 14t in about 10 mins.
 

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I have thenthe 13t but haven't installed it yet. How much top end you lose? I'm clocking in the 80's consistantly with the 14t.
 

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Ur gonna loose some but if u ride any hills and or techinical trails its the best thing u can do to ur xx. Like 3svts says u can lug it in frist alot! i dont even have to throttle mine up to take off. It'll take off idleing. I love it!!!! So change it, U wont regret it.
 

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I just put a supersprox 13t on mine and it's definitely worth it . I ride most of the time in the Adirondacks and Alleghany mountains. Lots of technical trail riding and that change made a big difference. (and i can still smoke my friends 500 outlaw)
 

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The best thing is its a $20 upgrade that only take a handfull of bolts to change. get it, use it, keep the stock, and change them according to riding conditions.
 

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I put the 13 tooth to day at the dunes and I think its almost a better mod than the big three ($17 compaired to $1500) cuse I can pull the front up easely in 1-3 and some times 4th.the only bad things it caused was I have even more feelings that I can go any where and thats how I rolled it. I am not sure if rolling it or standing it on end caused the oil to run into the air box but it had about a half inch in it.
 

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Yep. I keep my 14 tooth in the tool box, but I think it will stay there. Not having to feather the clutch and throttle on technical trails makes me giddy like a school girl.
:stupid: Wont be changin mine back EVER! :D 13T is the only way to go, Honda always gears thier quads too high IMO:steamed:. My Raptor was right out of the box no changes needed.:birds: Here's to U Yahama.:birds:
 

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Can you use stock chain with the 13t?
 

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Yes it works perfectly u need to set the adjusters at 24, or 25, cant remeber, hold on. I looked at mine 24.
 

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U need to loosen the 14mm bolt that holds the front sprocket before u take the chain off, holdin the rear break helps loosen it. On the back at the bottom of the subframe of the quad there's a large bolt/nut with an adjuster on each side that are numbered, look like the same thing thats on a motorcycle, U just loosen the bolt/nut and move them to the correct #. Thats how u adjust ur chain. Thier's not a master link in the stock chain on the 700xx. :steamed:U just loosen the chain and u can take the sproket off Hope this helps.:tup::D
 

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U need to loosen the 14mm bolt that holds the front sprocket before u take the chain off, holdin the rear break helps loosen it. On the back at the bottom of the subframe of the quad there's a large bolt/nut with an adjuster on each side that are numbered, look like the same thing thats on a motorcycle, U just loosen the bolt/nut and move them to the correct #. Thats how u adjust ur chain. Thier's not a master link in the stock chain on the 700xx. :steamed:U just loosen the chain and u can take the sproket off Hope this helps.:tup::D
Sounds easy enough! Thanks for the help!
 

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No problem! Its super easy to do. Just glad I could help.:D :tup:
 
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