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I may get some black wheels but I couldn't find them in the same size as stock. So, I will try to powder coat the stock wheels.

Later I may get new tires/wheels and might have to go one inch larger on the back tires because of the rim sizes available.

I get worried I will lose something, or maybe gain. I am not clear what happens when you change tire size. Can someone explain a bit for me?

Thanks.
 

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you will gain a little top end and lose a little bottom end but you can correct this by going to a smaller counter shaft sprocket or a larger rear sprocket.
 

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I am running 20's in the rear, more clearance in the desert, and a 13 T front sprocket. I was running against my buddy with the stock 18's and 14 T. They seem real close to the same. We even ran with GPS. He ran 70.4 and I ran 71.7 MPH. I may have been on a little flatter part of the river bottom. They feel about the same. Both have pea shooter out, lid off and c/b.
 

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71 mph...cool. I thought our bikes might not make that speed. It doesn't matter to me because I have never had it that fast on the track or trail. Maybe I have been close, but not all out very often.
 

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When I was at a cross country race last month, they had a large flat lake bed and a radar. They clocked my LTR at 74MPH and that was before I had the cherry bomb with the extra RPMs. I was running 20" rear tires with stock gearing.
 

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great, so it's not far behind the other 450's cause my yfz reached 78.8 mph with HMF pipe and stock tires.I bet it would've lost a few in the top if i tried it with my holeshots and i have never gotten into 5th gear on a mx track so top speed won't matter even if it could go over 80.
 
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