Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Spokane Washington
15 tooth front sprocket (a must!)
Hey there, just wanted to pass along my experience, as it was really really good! Thanks to Jamie Mace, I tried out the 15 tooth front sprocket on my 700 with the mods below. WOW what a difference. Before I would spin 1st-3rd and not really feel much pull. then I would hit 4th and 5th and it would pull like a freight train. I knew it was a lot faster than stock, but wasnt pleased with what was happening in the lower gears as it was spinning all the extra power away.....even with my ITP holeshot XCR's!
NOW the thing pulls like a freight train everywhere. I cant believe how fast it is. Its "stupid fast"! With stock gearing I was able to hit the rev limiter in 5th at WOT on a slight down hill grade, meaning I hit full gearing potential at 95mph! Now its even faster! my 4th gear feels almost as fast as my "old" 5th gear! Gearing potential is up to 101.84mph, but I doubt i will have the power to pull that, as like i said, it took a slight downhill to hit 95mph before. In a drag race it helps out A LOT, as the power is getting to the ground. Topspeed is nuts. Wheelies are insane. I can wheelie 1st-4th with out a problem. I ride 3rd gear till the rev limit, and ride 4th gear wheelies standing up at probably 80+mph! Its insane.
Do yourself a favor and dont gear down to a 13 tooth or anything like that. All it does is spin your power away, or wheelie all the time. that and your always shifting. If you mess with your gearing go up. The easiest change is the 15 tooth. Bolts up in 5 minutes. You'll need a 36mm socket though, and most likely a impact wrench. Then you'll have to adjust your chain (which by the way is extremely easy now too with the new cam design swinger)
*06 Raptor 700R SE: Barkers, FCI, PC3, DynaTek Ignition (custom curve), HC3, +3 TB, TQS 11.5.1,Evac, Sparkplug Wire Mod w/ iridium NGK, Full GYTR Clutch w/ HD springs, Ohlins Suspension F/R, 15/38G