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well since the gearing on the 700 was designed by mickey and Donald, I`m going to change it. will try a front sprocket change first. can`t decide, thinking a one tooth change either way. would like to hear the pro- cons of both, can`t seem to make up my mind from what I`ve read. going down will make the throttle and wheels up problem worse, going up will kill a lot of that. don`t think I would need the extra top end, not many places around here you can open one up anyway. like to see comments from people who`ve done it both ways---thanks, bob
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well since the gearing on the 700 was designed by mickey and Donald, I`m going to change it. will try a front sprocket change first. can`t decide, thinking a one tooth change either way. would like to hear the pro- cons of both, can`t seem to make up my mind from what I`ve read. going down will make the throttle and wheels up problem worse, going up will kill a lot of that. don`t think I would need the extra top end, not many places around here you can open one up anyway. like to see comments from people who`ve done it both ways---thanks, bob
I haven't done both, but I did go from the stock 14t to a 13t and love the results. Like you, I don't have many places where I can open it up much, so no problem there. As for the wheels up problem... it's just a matter of getting used to the lower gearing and adjusting your riding. The biggest benefit with lower gearing is the extra torque and power at low speed on tight twisty trails. One other thing, it also keeps you in a better power band (RPM/peak HP)... Instead of lugging alone in 3rd or over revving in 2nd, I'm in 3rd at a good RPM.

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I haven't done both, but I did go from the stock 14t to a 13t and love the results. Like you, I don't have many places where I can open it up much, so no problem there. As for the wheels up problem... it's just a matter of getting used to the lower gearing and adjusting your riding. The biggest benefit with lower gearing is the extra torque and power at low speed on tight twisty trails. One other thing, it also keeps you in a better power band (RPM/peak HP)... Instead of lugging alone in 3rd or over revving in 2nd, I'm in 3rd at a good RPM.

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thanks, was thinking of going down one tooth first. seems like it will make the touchy throttle thing worse tho. bob
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thanks, was thinking of going down one tooth first. seems like it will make the touchy throttle thing worse tho. bob
It does, but that's just getting used to more low end power and torque. One thing: They don't make a 13t listed for the 700xx, BUT the sprockets listed for a TRX450 are the same and work just fine... I have a Renthal (high end of price range) about $20 if I remember correctly... Less expensive sprockets are as cheap as $10

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It does, but that's just getting used to more low end power and torque. One thing: They don't make a 13t listed for the 700xx, BUT the sprockets listed for a TRX450 are the same and work just fine... I have a Renthal (high end of price range) about $20 if I remember correctly... Less expensive sprockets are as cheap as $10

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did the front sprocket change yesterday(13 tooth) rode around the block a couple times, seemed great. wondering why , if these 700 engines are so torquey, why you can kill them so easy w/ stock gearing. also wrapped the head pipe w/ header wrap left over from hotrod, had shorts on. definetily helped !
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I'm running 13t in front and still have more top end then my buddy with his 450
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I'm running 13t in front and still have more top end then my buddy with his 450
my son has a 450 quadracer, will probably get around to checking their top end against each other before the summer is over. we ran them about 30-35 yards in sand last time we rode, I got him out of the hole, but he reeled me in before we ran out of room.
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did the front sprocket change yesterday(13 tooth) rode around the block a couple times, seemed great. wondering why , if these 700 engines are so torquey, why you can kill them so easy w/ stock gearing. also wrapped the head pipe w/ header wrap left over from hotrod, had shorts on. definetily helped !
I have tried to research the flywheel weight in comparison to a Raptor 700 but I can't find any information. I believe the easy stalling is contributed to a light flywheel.
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