The 13 tooth does come with increased wear and the need to remove cover with it's associated issues of output shaft seal and bearing , often a new gasket and risk of wire pinching. However gives a bit over 7% change to final drive ratio. The very affordable and locatable 55 tooth gives a 10% change compared to a stock 50. I do both with 13x55 but this is partially offset by a larger diameter, heavier ATV tire.
I am in process of switching my sprockets both out. Currently it was supposed to have a 60 rear [turned out to be 55] and 14 front. This made street riding feel like engine was going to self destruct running around local streets. My local streets have 50 mph speed limit. Engine seemed wound out at 45 mph. I am switching front sprocket to a 15 in order to maybe get me to a top COMFORTABLE engine speed of 50/55 mph. For anyone interested chain count on:
14 front 55 rear is 124.
15 front 55 rear is 126.
I am in process of switching my sprockets both out. Currently it was supposed to have a 60 rear [turned out to be 55] and 14 front. This made street riding feel like engine was going to self destruct running around local streets. My local streets have 50 mph speed limit. Engine seemed wound out at 45 mph. I am switching front sprocket to a 15 in order to maybe get me to a top COMFORTABLE engine speed of 50/55 mph.
For anyone interested chain count on 14 front 55 rear is 124.
14/50=3:57 gear ratio STOCK
15/50=3:33 a little higher than stock and a little less torque. 15/55=3:66 a little lower than stock and a little more torque.
14/55=3:93 quite a bit lower than stock and more torque [but screams at 45 mph.]
True dat. Ive ran 12 tooth on the front and it does wear faster but really improves the trail worthiness of it coupled with 55 rear. This gives you a resonable top speed of 35 mph maybe. Its a cheap part so I change it often and stay happy. The wear in my opinion is mostly a function of how much chain stretch you tolerate rather than amount of dirt or number of teeth. Ive answered this question for myself with a micrometer which was really interesting.
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