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March 13th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #1
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Gearing my FE 570

I am sure this has been discussed, however I would like some gearing advice, I have a 2011 FE570 and my 1st gear seems high for my single track, hills and general rough stuff. I have not counted the teeth on my stock sprockets I would guess maybe a 15/42 setup?
What sould I change to to get good low end results? 13/48 will I need to buy a chain also or can I just add a couple of links?
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March 13th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #2
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Re: Gearing my FE 570

I'm running 13/52 with a 116 link chain and find it ideal for offroad with enough pep in 1st gear to hop over logs etc. while still retaining a comfortable 60mph cruising speed for road work. Can't remember what road gearing the bike came with but 15/42 sounds about right.
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March 13th, 2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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Re: Gearing my FE 570

Tumbleweed,

My guess is your 2011 FE570S came with 14/42 gearing (the 2009 and 2010 models came with 13/52 and a longer chain). I initially tried to go to a 14/50 (3,57) combo but the chain was too short. I ended up going to a 13/45 combination (3.46). This seams to work well for me and works with the stock chain. I might also add I like to use the "L" setting on the 70 degree racing map switch for trail work. The L setting seams to get the best traction with a little extra torque on the very low end for getting the front end up over obstacles. Ultimately, your gearing will depend on how tight the trails you ride are.
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March 16th, 2012, 02:48 PM   #4
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Re: Gearing my FE 570

On my 09 570 I went to 13/50 for open desert work, and dropped back to 13/52 for everything else.

I also tried 14/52 for the desert but it is too tall, not enough snap.

In the end I now just run 13/52 all the time, 1st gear is a good paddling gear over the gnarly stuff, and 6th tapped out will still take you to just about 100 mph.
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Re: Gearing my FE 570

13/52 all day for me too.

shame they get through so many front sprockets....

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Re: Gearing my FE 570

Originally Posted by Taffy
13/52 all day for me too.

shame they get through so many front sprockets....

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I know what you mean...........

I tried going to a 14/53 set up to help with that but it put the rear wheel too far back on the swing arm, and that in turn made the bike not turn as well, not enough bite on the front. So I just went back to the 13/52 and keep a close eye on the front sprocket and replace it as soon as it starts to wear.
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April 3rd, 2012, 05:59 PM   #7
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Re: Gearing my FE 570

Stock gearing on my 2011 FE570S is 14:42 (3.00).
I think I need to gear down, too.
Would rather stick with 14 tooth front sprocket, since the 13 tooth wears fast.
How big can I go with the rear sprocket and still use the factory length chain?
(Trying to keep the cost down.)

See attached spreadsheet.
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Re: Gearing my FE 570

Originally Posted by Ruger
Stock gearing on my 2011 FE570S is 14:42 (3.00).
I think I need to gear down, too.
Would rather stick with 14 tooth front sprocket, since the 13 tooth wears fast.
How big can I go with the rear sprocket and still use the factory length chain?
(Trying to keep the cost down.)

See attached spreadsheet.
without being certain but at least 90% I would shove the rear wheel as far forwards as I can and collect the chain up over the sprocket. if I had 2 links 4 links or 6 links I can then work out the biggest sprocket for that chain.

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April 4th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #9
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Re: Gearing my FE 570

Thanks, Taffy. I love a cheap experiment!

But maybe somebody else has already run the experiment. Has anybody tried a 48 or 49 tooth rear sprocket with the stock chain on a 2011 570?
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April 4th, 2012, 06:42 AM   #10
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Re: Gearing my FE 570

I tried to use a 50 tooth sprocket (14 front) with the 2011 FE570. I came up at least three links short (I didn't flip the chain adjusters as some have said). You can add individual links through Husaberg, but these require staking to make the link permanent.
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