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September 5th, 2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Bagged dirt wheels ebay bargain

Picked up these for cheap(ish) on eBay. Now just need tyres and a rear sprocket! Bike is sumo at the moment and can't wait to hit the trails

I'm planning on Heidenau K60s, and not sure what gearing to go for. Probably 14/45!

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September 6th, 2016, 12:18 AM   #2
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You'll probably struggle with the 45 it tighter stuff. Would recommend going at least one or two bigger if you don't have it yet.
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sorry but I use my dirt wheels on the dirt and not the M1

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Cool thanks folks, no I don't have em yet so will take that into consideration. I have quite a lot of main roads I need to ride on though so something geared exclusively towards dirt's not gonna suit me unfortunately :/

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If your bike was originaly an FS then that front brake will not work unless you change the mounting point for it. FE forks or end cap brake side. Gearing 14/45 for both or 15/45 street would OK. Not that big a deal to switch front sprockets this assuming 08 or older. 09 or newer then 13/42 or 14/42. Is it true no public lands for dirt bikes in Ireland?
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If your bike was originaly an FS then that front brake will not work unless you change the mounting point for it. FE forks or end cap brake side. Gearing 14/45 for both or 15/45 street would OK. Not that big a deal to switch front sprockets this assuming 08 or older. 09 or newer then 13/42 or 14/42. Is it true no public lands for dirt bikes in Ireland?
Bike originally an FE550E - the ebay wheels and front brake is a 2008 KTM EXC450. My Berg is 2008. Haven't tried fitting anything yet, do you think I'll have problems?

No public land per se, but plenty of places to go. Bit colder than Cali as well!
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If you're planning to do any kind of tight, technical, & uphill stuff, I'd recommend a minimum of a 48 on the back. Then swap a 13 & 14 up front, pending use.
Otherwise, you'll be burning up your clutch in no time trying to get started on those 1st gear hill starts.
Have fun!
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If you're planning to do any kind of tight, technical, & uphill stuff, I'd recommend a minimum of a 48 on the back. Then swap a 13 & 14 up front, pending use.
Otherwise, you'll be burning up your clutch in no time trying to get started on those 1st gear hill starts.
Have fun!
I'm not planning on doing anything too crazy - but would like the option. However a lot of my riding is on-road unfortunately, more than 60%. So as much as I'd love a super-capable off-road machine, I have to be realistic at the same time

Cheers for the response! Haven't ordered anything yet so will see what's what when payday comes around. I will keep in mind minimum of 48 on the rear. Thanks
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I ve ridden the Fe650 for 9 years with the 14/45 or 15/48. The 550 I have has the 15/48 also.
I like them tall, and dont flame out on tight single track. But I may be on the clutch a little more in the tight. But still love the taller gear. Tried 14/47 once on the 650 and hated it. Too short for me.
Most people go shorter as with my friends I ride with. And wonder later how I manage to get away with the taller gearing. I even had a friend try my gearing from his usual 14/48. Not sure he liked it as well as I do.
Most likely you will want to go a little shorter than 14/45.
But that would be my gearing. Its what I run on the Ktm 500 also while many go 14/48.
If there was actually a more perfect gear for me in tight stuff it would be just 1 tooth at 14/46. And I have plans for trying that sometime.


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On front brake set up It's good that your bikes is an FE. I'd think it should fit. Your chances are good that it will.
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