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10-26-2007, 09:51 AM
Anyone running 16/45 gearing on their 950 Adventure?
Stock is 17/42 and I have gone to 16/42, but I still don't get much of a chance to use 6th gear.
I think that the lower gearing would be a huge advantage off road.
Anyone have any experience with this?
10-26-2007, 06:25 PM
I am running 17/45 and it does the job for me almost the same ratio 16/42I beleve .
As for the 6 gear I only use mine over 130/140kph............. off road:hf:mainly on logging road and open area.
Let me know if you try the 16/45 at 120km what rpm you would run .
We're you at the Noob ride? Were you riding the black 950?
10-26-2007, 06:58 PM
Yes, I was there.It was a lot of fun. I was looking for you, but you were not riding your 950
There are two upgrades that I want to do over the winter
1 - change the gearing to 16/45
2 - put heavier springs in the front forks
10-26-2007, 09:07 PM
I was there with my kids and my rokon bike 2wd
Tracy my wife pass you on the way back on her 950 orange
10-27-2007, 06:53 AM
Your wife is a good rider....I remember when she passed me.
This bike is too cool!
10-27-2007, 09:37 AM
Before you try going to heavier springs, try adjusting them first. The preload and rebound are very adjustable. I'm 250lbs and thought I was going to have to change the springs until I adjusted them for my weight and on the sport setting. I'mnow completely happy with the stock springs. I never bottom out and they handle good when abused :) I've got my 45 rear on order and I'll try that before changing the front as well.
11-24-2007, 09:48 AM
I put my 45 tooth sprocket on my 950 Adv. this morning and then took it out for a ride to see what difference's it made. Stock is 17/42
I was at 16/42 I am now at 16/45
2 things became very apparent
1 - It is VERY COLD in Kelowna this morning
2 - KTM 950 Adventures have a 6th gear.
Here are my findings. (these speeds are actual (GPS) not indicated (KTM speedo)
Idle in first gear - 10 kms / hour
5000 rpm (sweet spot on my bike) in 6th gear - 120kms/hr
5700 rpm in sixth gear - 130 kms/hr.
4500 rpm in sixth gear - right around 106 ish which is where I like to keep my speed on the highway most of the time
So,,,here is my thinking. If I was cruising most of the time in 5th gear at 5000 rpm and now I can cruise most of the time in six gear at 4500 rpm shouldn't my fuel mileage increase? Also I have lowered my first gear gearing so It should be very nice to ride in the bush
I am very pleased with the results keeping in mind that I have only ridden the bike for 10 minutes in sub zero conditions. Next spring will tell
I am going to go and take a HOT shower!
11-24-2007, 01:13 PM
I also put my 45 tooth on and put about a 100k on today. Huge difference. Like KTMken said, the bike does have a sixth gear and I can now use it without having to break the speed limit :) I think I'm going to leave the front sproket stock.
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