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    Default 97 vmax 700 gearing suggestions?

    Im looking for more power off the bottom and was wondering what the stock top sprocket was and If I could drop 1 or 2 teeth without changing anything else (clutch).

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    sure, drop 1 tooth will make it take off more aggressive, when you change the gear ratio the clutching will change slightly due to a differance in the loading of the engine, it might slightly over rev with 1 tooth smaller, depends on how dialed in your clutching is...
    It's just a little 700!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrviper700
    sure, drop 1 tooth will make it take off more aggressive, when you change the gear ratio the clutching will change slightly due to a differance in the loading of the engine, it might slightly over rev with 1 tooth smaller, depends on how dialed in your clutching is...
    I was thinking that my 1.35 track would counteract this over rev anyways. Do you know how many teeth there are stock?

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    tech pages say 23/40 for a 97 im using 22/40 on my 2000 with a 70L

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    What would 22/39 do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonmalick View Post
    What would 22/39 do?
    not much of anything noticeable really. just to update on this thread after experimenting with 9t drivers 23/40 and 21/40 as well as 8t drivers 23/40 and 21/40. My current setup and favourite is the 8t drivers and stock 23/40 gearing

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonmalick View Post
    What would 22/39 do?
    Make your low end grunt worse.
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    i dropped a tooth up top when i stretched mine and it helped off the line but it did rev up to 9000 full throttle. No idea how it affected top speed since i never can find a nice straight away.

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    Slap a 21 in it. Best compromise of the racing world & the trail world. Making this set-up a 21/40.
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