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Never even scratched it right !!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll never tell my wife we can't go on that trail now............. I get all shook up over 1" of sand. (o; Well done guys. OMM.
 

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Awesome video!



I've been on a couple of trails down here in the Rincons a little like that, it makes me wonder what kind of rockstar lunatics cut a trail like that in the first place?



Expertly ridden, I envy your skill.
 

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The trail is an old mining pack trail made for horses and donkeys. North of Wickenburg, AZ.




After watching that video, I would stess "old mining pack trail made for horses and donkeys". That was one ruff and tuff trail for sure, but fun to watch.
 

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That was indeed very impressive. After reading that you have a 70T sprocket on the rear I decided to put my 13T on the front so that I'm now running 13/55. I took it for a ride yesterday and the 13 on front with the 55 (4.23) is much better but I can see where your 70/14 = 5:1 would be better yet when the going gets really rough. To have a 5:1 on my sprockets I would need a 65T rear sprocket. I looked around on the internet but was not able to find one - I'm not sure what other bikes the TW sprockets might be compatible with. I'm not sure I want to go there as I can still cruise down the road smoothly at 50 but mostly I ride double with my wife and use the TW like an ATV trailering it to the trails. Of course low gearing helps greatly when riding double.



I have read some report that the 13 is too little on the front with the 50T sprocket, but looking at it with the 55 it looks like there would not be a problem. Time will tell.



Again - thanks for sharing the video. Also, that Rokon is a neat machine. It seemed to like that terrain - too bad they don't still make those.



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I have read some report that the 13 is too little on the front with the 50T sprocket, but looking at it with the 55 it looks like there would not be a problem. Time will tell.


I've had a 13/50 set-up for 4800 miles, no problems so far. I just went to the dual rear sprocket set-up with 13/55 for the other. I can still use the chain guard...barely (have to add spacers to move it 1/4" outboard when on the 55).



13/55 is great in really rough or steep terrain and at high altitude (above 10,000), where the poor little beast needs all the help it can get...
 

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Rocky,



That is encouraging that you have not had trouble with a 13/50. You are right that 14/55 is not quite enough for high altitudes. 13/55 should help me out a bunch. My wife does not much like it if I stall on a steep climb with her on the back. I really enjoy the comfort and performance of the TW on the trail. I admit that I have still not learned how best to deal with the heavy front end as a result of the peg position. The main obstacle I don't like with the TW is a big log where you must get the front wheel up in the air. I'm used to my TLR 200 with the pegs set back for trials making it so easy to loft the front wheel. However, I think the peg position on the TW is safer when carrying my wife as the front stays down even with the weight on the back. But, I keep looking at the TW pegs and wondering how I might best set them back a bit which would also help with snow traction.



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My wife does not much like it if I stall on a steep climb with her on the back.... The main obstacle I don't like with the TW is a big log where you must get the front wheel up in the air.


I don't carry a wife, I carry a folding saw.....




I went the dual sprocket route after a trip to Aspen last summer, where at 13,000 with stock #126 jet and 13/50 I barely made it up some hills....if they had been just few yards longer I would have stalled. I'm hoping to get back to the San Juans in early August for some riding....it's been 30 years since I explored all that area.
 

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I don't carry a wife, I carry a folding saw.....




I went the dual sprocket route after a trip to Aspen last summer, where at 13,000 with stock #126 jet and 13/50 I barely made it up some hills....if they had been just few yards longer I would have stalled. I'm hoping to get back to the San Juans in early August for some riding....it's been 30 years since I explored all that area.


Ha - yes, a folding saw would be good for logs. So, was that 13,000 foot ride Pearl Pass?



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That was indeed very impressive. After reading that you have a 70T sprocket on the rear I decided to put my 13T on the front so that I'm now running 13/55. I took it for a ride yesterday and the 13 on front with the 55 (4.23) is much better but I can see where your 70/14 = 5:1 would be better yet when the going gets really rough. To have a 5:1 on my sprockets I would need a 65T rear sprocket. I looked around on the internet but was not able to find one - I'm not sure what other bikes the TW sprockets might be compatible with. I'm not sure I want to go there as I can still cruise down the road smoothly at 50 but mostly I ride double with my wife and use the TW like an ATV trailering it to the trails. Of course low gearing helps greatly when riding double.



I have read some report that the 13 is too little on the front with the 50T sprocket, but looking at it with the 55 it looks like there would not be a problem. Time will tell.



Again - thanks for sharing the video. Also, that Rokon is a neat machine. It seemed to like that terrain - too bad they don't still make those.



Dan




TW is about 1/4 of the way down. http://www.sprocketspecialists.com/sprockets/products/yamaha





All it takes is money. http://rokon.com/
 
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