YZ gearing for the desert...
Ive got a 99 YZ 250, with the only mods to the motor being exhaust, filter, rejet. Stock size rear tire and sprockets.
Since ive owned it, ive ridden strictly sand dunes, and its been awesome.
Today i went to Ocotillo Wells, which consists of long fast straightaways. Well, to make a long story short, i need a 6th gear. I could not believe how slow this thing is in 5th(top) gear! I could not have been doin more than say 50-55.
My last ride was a Banshee, and it would do 75 EASY! Granted it was a 6spd. I guess they geared this bike low for hills and MX. Im thinkin ill just add a tooth to the front sprocket, and it will make a big difference.
Any other YZ owners, or really any 250 2 stroke bikers change their gearing for the desert??
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