Tag: Sprockets

Ask the Editors: Changing My ATV’s Gearing

The mysterious world of gear ratios. Dear ATVC: So I got a 2016 Rhino 250 and it’s missing the front sprocket and chain. (way I bought it) My rear sprocket is a 32T and I believe the front was originally a 13T? Has anyone upgraded to the 11 tooth 530 front sprocket and did it […] More »

  Comments | By - May 12, 2019

Ask the Editors: Help Me Gear My Z400 For the Road

Dear ATVC: What is the best chain and sprocket setup for a Suzuki LTZ400 that does a lot of on-road riding? And are there any mods that anyone would recommend as this is my fist Z400 and I want to get the most out of it! Thanks in advance. Fuller1301 Congrats on purchasing a very […] More »

  Comments | By - March 27, 2017

Ask the Editors: Get Me More Juice Through My Sprockets

Dear ATVC: So I have a 110cc semi-auto atv (only foot shifter). Anyway. As soon as I press the gas in, roughly 1 second later I have to upshift gears. Then about 3-5 seconds later I have to shift to third (top gear). I was wondering if by changing the sprockets I could maybe make […] More »

  Comments | By - December 12, 2016

Tech Center: The Weird and Wonderful World of Gear Ratios

Sport ATV riders and racers alike often spend big bucks on performance enhancements but overlook a simple means of changing the delivery characteristics of their machine’s engine output: the final gearing. We often talk of gearing a quad up or down and it sounds complex on the surface when in fact it’s a simple matter […] More »

  Comments | By - April 28, 2014

Ask the Editors: Gear Ratios for All Conditions?

Dear ATVC:

I have a Honda 400EX that serves as my single all-conditions quad. Trouble is I often find myself alternating between technical trails and wide-open dune riding within a matter of days. Is there some magic gearing combination that offers the best of all worlds?

  Comments | By - June 18, 2012