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Guys I need some help with gearing. How much does rider's weight come into play in gearing? let say one rider is running 16/44 gearing and he is running 14 paddles at 78 ro and weighs 175 lbs. and he is lining up again same bike with a 250 lb rider.. what gearing would heavy guy need to run if he has same 78 ro ?


or is it better to change paddle#'s & RO?

or if you can explain it better in simple terms please do..
 

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weight plays a HUGE difference...but I personally get a set of paddles/ro and gear around them. the distance of a race matters as well.
 

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ok then how about this I have 14 paddle extremes with 78 ro I want to run 300 ' on 10 mil with my fat azz where should I start in gearing?

I know for fact that my biggest comp. is running 16/44 on 78 ro too..but he is light weight. I know I not going to beat him by any means , but I need to quick as I can..lol
 

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I ran 16/44 on mine, 14 extreme but the rollout was only 73 or 74.
I just switched to 45 out back, but I don't know how much difference it makes until I get to run at the track I ride at 90% of the time.
I was slower across the board @ WMSD...first time out with that gearing.
 

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I always thought if more weight was added to the bike you would need a little lower gearing to make up the difference.

I have a 350 and i am running a 14-40 gearing with 73ro 14 extremes and i weight 160#s

Dont know if that helps
 

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I ran 17-38 and 17-40 on the 510 saber. Tires are 82" 14 paddle extreme (heavy suckers!) It went 4.18 at 76mph in a chassis that weighs in at 240 with a 160lb rider. I run 1st to 4th in the gears.
Just thought I'd throw that out there....
 

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QUOTE (turbo bobby @ Jul 17 2008, 07:49 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=5698I ran 17-38 and 17-40 on the 510 saber. Tires are 82" 14 paddle extreme (heavy suckers!) It went 4.18 at 76mph in a chassis that weighs in at 240 with a 160lb rider. I run 1st to 4th in the gears.
Just thought I'd throw that out there....


Hey Bobby, What kind of a 1st gear do yo have in that? billet? If so, where did ya get it?


I went with a 2-4 on my stock frame saber because I was afraid it was going to break 1st gear. I would like to go with a 1-4 but not sure if if would last with my fat 220IBS on it.
 

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All stock honda gears.
Last year I bought a Billet 1st gear from MR Sabertooth himself (Neal) and broke the teeth off of it on the second time out.
That was a 230 dollar MISTAKE!!
Those broke teeth destroyed my whole transmission. So actually Neals gear cost me about 500 dollars.
More than that if I didn't know how to do the override modification!!

I have managed to bust 2nd get, sent it through the case. I just purchased the Yukon gear 250r gear set off ebay. I hope they are good stout gears...I am sure they are better than stock 20 plus years old stuff!!!

Office supplies Gear Cosmetics Magenta Revolver Neal Sabertooth BILLET 1ST GEAR
Wheel Tire Automotive tire Gear Tread
 
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