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Just curious to see if anyone has played with the gearing on the new zr 800. I am lookin for more acceleration not top end. Anybody know what stock gearing is?Never played with gearing before, should i drop one tooth(top or bottom?)Any help would be appreciated
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Try goin 1 tooth smaller on the top gear and if that is too much of a change go 1 tooth bigger on the bottom they will both have the same effect eccept that 1 tooth change on the top is about equal to a 2 to 3 tooth change on the bottom.This should help with excelleration but it could also give you more top speed as cat likes to over gear their sleds abit.
 

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Thanks guys for the info, I'll give it a try and let you know the results. Buddy has an XC 700 and its been a constant dog fight between us both. Gotta get back in front of him again
 

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With the Black Magic kit you have do not gear down unless you are racing a short distance because you will run out of gear to soon. I had my BM kit and geared 21/37 and I had a good hole shot but it died at 80 mph and what I gained in hole shot I lost most of it not hooking up. If you want we can compare my new D&D kit to you BM ........If ya want to race that is.  
 
 
 

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Hey sled head. Ya we'll have to get together and have a few digs for comparison. It would be interesting.
 

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What are you guys doing for traction??  I have mine geared 25/38 with a 1.25" track.  I also have a speedwerx pipe.  This setup seemed to pull much harder than stock 24/39.  I think it may work better because unless I'm on ice with picks I can't see how I could ever hook it up good enough to use the lower gearing in a 1320' race.  Good luck
 

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Myself. Thats what I use for traction. I,m 300 pounds so I get a good launch out of the hole. If I were a lighter guy Iwould stud. I have the rear susp. setup to where she hooks pretty good. Thats with stock gearing though. Talked to mechanic at the dealer and he is running a 24/40 setup in his 800. He suggested that a 23/40 setup would work good for me due to the fact I am a heavier guy. All my snow is melting away now so I will have to wait to try anything
 
 
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