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Sidewinder gearing for trail.

Discussion in 'SideWinder Trail Talk' started by STAIN, Oct 6, 2019.


  1. STAIN

    STAIN VIP Member VIP Member

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    Running a Sidwinder RTX with a tune. Trail ride only. Looking to change gears to get a bigger top gear to take some of the turn out of the chain. Does anyone have a gear/chain chart for these chain cases?
     
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  3. Turboflash

    Turboflash Expert

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  4. Big_Phil

    Big_Phil TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    You can put a 22 top gear with the stock chain.
     
  5. snowbeast

    snowbeast TY 4 Stroke God

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    Yes,it may take two to help hold both gears and chain,as you have to fit them on togeather,takes a little bit first time,but they will fit on.
     
  6. snowbeast

    snowbeast TY 4 Stroke God

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  7. 74Nitro

    74Nitro TY 4 Stroke Master

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    I'm running 24/48 at the moment. It's good for 120ish GPS. I also like that the chain won't rub the post with this combo.
     
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  8. Turboflash

    Turboflash Expert

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    Running 132 GPS @ w 21/38 @ 8800 RPM. 280 HP tune at 1/2 mile not best surface.
     
  9. ClutchMaster

    ClutchMaster HUGE Member VIP Member

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    2002 Viper W/162 A.C. skid, SRX pipes &CDI, 780 BB
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    24/41....on my Turbo Viper, still pretty trailable, take no prisoners!
     
  10. STAIN

    STAIN VIP Member VIP Member

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    I am not concerned with top speed. I dont spend any time up there. I want to to pull like a freight train to over 100 mph.
    I also think that taking some turn out of the chain might help some with top gear bushing wear.
     
  11. Byam

    Byam TY 4 Stroke Junkie

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    custom :-)
    You will like 24/48 if you can put it down! :)
    I had this gearing in my turbo viper
     
  12. cannondale27

    cannondale27 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    I wish Yamaha or Cat sold a 15wide 25 top gear.
     
  13. Motorhead

    Motorhead TY 4 Stroke Master

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    I did nothing but gain on all when I went with 22T verses the 21T. I first tried the 22 after my first tune but I did run the tune with the 21T first. Just smoother and faster with my set up back then and now, with the Max Spool 16/3 bar/BOV.

    Maybe a different story if I was running on ice and hooking up hard out of the hole and running shorter distances.
     
  14. Big_Phil

    Big_Phil TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    I don't think it will help with top bushing wear. My RTX has over 11000 kms on the stock 21 top gear. All with the hurricane 270r
     
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  15. cannondale27

    cannondale27 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Vendor Lifetime VIP Member VIP Member

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    Sure would like to see it. Is the grey coating on it yet? If not maybe we are all being premature in changing them?
     
  16. Big_Phil

    Big_Phil TY 4 Stroke Guru

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    Location:
    Wasaga Beach, Ontario
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    Ill take a pic and post it next week when I tear the sled down for pre season maintenance. It was good last time I was in there @9000kms or so. Im planning on getting a new top gear and possibly chain as well this year. I do about 5000kms a season and don't want a failure.
     

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