Gearing for a heavier rider

Hey all I am trying to figure out some options on gearing my puch it has the following:

65 airsal

tecno circuit

3 shoe clutch with blue springs 2 turns in

new stuffy crank and bearings and seals

Vm 18-----yaddda yaddda

I have everything tuned pretty good on the carb and clutch my take off and hill climbing sucks..I weigh 220 so I assume if I lost a few LBS things would be different but it aint gonna happen any time soon.. Was wondering if I messed with my gearing i that would help me get off the line quicker and my hill climbing not sooo slow..

Re: Gearing for a heavier rider

Mikey Antonakakis /

Yes, do it. Of course it will sacrifice your top speed, but such is life.

Re: Gearing for a heavier rider

Are there any ratio suggestions that I should start off with? I think stock is 16x45 I was thinking maybe 14x45....

Re: Gearing for a heavier rider

That's the right move...

Re: Gearing for a heavier rider

muchas gracias

Re: Gearing for a heavier rider

Overpriced Parts /

Anthony A Wrote:

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> Are there any ratio suggestions that I should

> start off with? I think stock is 16x45 I was

> thinking maybe 14x45....

No don't change gears 16x45 is bad enough to begin with

Just use Kickstart springs in a stock 2 shoe or stock 3 shoe, 3 turns in from flush,Aftermarket 3 shoe is not good .

You will be able to up gear to 18x45 or 16x40 (same gearing) if you have a good clutch

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