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How do you know if you "run out of gear"? Is that like you used ot be able to go 100 mph in "x" feet and now you can only go 100 in the a lot less distance but you get there quicker? Do you need a "taller" gear then (closer to 1:1)? What is the feeling of too much gear and how do you explain it? Please correct my terms if they are wrong. Thanks.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how to word this, kinda hard to explain.haha Say you know your sled is capable of doing 100mph, but you have it geared to only run 60mph. On your way to that 60 mph the sled will pull like crazy and then just fall flat at the 60mph you have it geared for, and most likely will over rev big time. That "feeling" once you reach top speed is when you have "run out of gear". All stock sleds "run out of gear" once you have it maxed in a long straight, and if you gear it up you will most likely pick up a few more mph on the top end. The thing is, is that you will always sacrice either low end get up and go, or top speed. The key is to find a happy medium(usualy factory setting)or gear it for what you are wanting to do, be it 600' race, 1000', or whatever.
Kinda got side tracted there, but hope that makes some sense....
 

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Another think to keep in mind is that overgearing will cause excessive clutch and belt heat especially when riding on slower trails or heavy/deep snow.

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Rick.
 
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