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Offline netaron

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Need more low-end torque
« on: July 16, 2020, 04:41:43 PM »
Has anyone played around with gearing to address the lack of low RPM torque with the 850, especially when fighting mud or the like? I've played with engine settings, but that seems to mainly affect total power output at the higher RPM range.

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Re: Need more low-end torque
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2020, 05:19:31 PM »
I have taken the sprocket cover off and found the front sprocket is only just above the swing arm top. Any smaller and the chain will probably rub on the buffers. It's also too snug to fit a larger sprocket.
Any changes will probably have to be made at the rear sprocket.

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Re: Need more low-end torque
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2020, 05:32:18 PM »
Good to know; usually the rear change requires a chain length adjustment, but it's still a bit easier to work with compared to the front sprocket. I have not seen any data, but from memory, the 800gs seemed beefier in the lower rpm range, but that could just be the additional 50lbs of chub the 850 is sporting.