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☆☆☆ Gtr-i gearing questions... ☆☆☆

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  • ☆☆☆ Gtr-i gearing questions... ☆☆☆

    Hey Guys!

    I just picked up a used GTR-interceptor for $450 bucks, here locally! It had one previous owner, and doesn't seem to have been ridden hard at all. However it does look like it may have been stored outside in cold weather. Luckily, there's no rust, and everything seems go be in good working condition. I'm in the process of going through everything and bringing it back to 'mint' condition.

    This is my first air-tire, chain-driven ped ever. I had a pretty heavily modded Sport with a G260RC that I had sold a few years back. So I'm not completely new to the scene, just this ped.

    My question is do I need to change the gearing and clutch springs, or is it possible that I just have a bad tune? I understand the GTR-i has higher gearing than the GTR from factory, more usable for city riding. However I live in a hilly/wooded area and mainly want to ride in the mountains/hills around my house. The problem is, I seem to have to wind this thing out for it to even engage, and still, it barely budges. I'm 6' and 150 lbs. Is the gearing really that high from the factory, that I can't even ride this thing up my driveway? Also, I heard the Clutch Saver Springs from DDM would help with the high clutch stall and possibly help give me that immediate low-end that I'm looking for, for off-road use?

    Thanks in advance!

    Ryan.
    ☆ GTR-Interceptor ☆

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    Sounds like you have high stall red springs on your clutch. Maybe switching to yellow will give you a more comfortable stall. That being said because you are on the lighter side even a set of clutch saver springs may work as long as you are running gearing like 6 or 7 front and maybe 84 or 90 rear.
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    • #3
      I was thinking of running a 6-tooth front sprocket with a 90-tooth rear sprocket, and some DDM Clutch Saver Springs. I'll actually pull the engine off now and post some pictures of the current clutch/springs, and also see what size gearing I'm running.
      ☆ GTR-Interceptor ☆

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      • #4
        Most persons on here will suggest any pinion sprocket above 6. The 6 tooth will tend to kink chains, due to fewer teeth grabbing the chain at any point it is turning.

        I would go with XLR8R's suggestion and go with a 7 or 8 tooth. Try that with a 90t sprocket in the rear and see how it winds out from there.

        As for clutch springs, I would go with the DDM clutch saver springs or save up a little more and get the Toymaker 40 clutch conversion.

        Good luck sweety! 😘

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        • #5
          Originally posted by blt113 View Post
          Most persons on here will suggest any pinion sprocket above 6. The 6 tooth will tend to kink chains, due to fewer teeth grabbing the chain at any point it is turning.

          I would go with XLR8R's suggestion and go with a 7 or 8 tooth. Try that with a 90t sprocket in the rear and see how it winds out from there.

          As for clutch springs, I would go with the DDM clutch saver springs or save up a little more and get the Toymaker 40 clutch conversion.

          Good luck sweety! ��
          Lmao! Thanks for the heads up! I did see Toymaker's conversion clutch kit. I was hoping to get a little feedback before I pulled the trigger on it. How does the two-shoe design feel in comparison to the factory GP460 three-shoe clutch? I'm assuming quicker engagement, and less slip? I also believe I read in his post that the springs he includes have the same stall rate as the DDM clutch saver springs?

          And by the way, Sweet is my last name, so 'Sweety' has been a nickname of mine for as long as I can remember, haha!

          Thanks again guys!
          Last edited by sweety59; 10-25-2017, 04:37 PM.
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          • #6
            I have used both TM's 40 clutch and the 460 clutch with red and DDM savers.

            The red springs had such a high stall, that I usually had to go 3/4 throttle just to move. I didn't care for that so I tried the saver springs. Lowered the stall to where I can start moving without revving to the moon.

            After that I tried the TM clutch. The stall was very comparable to the DDM springs. I have seen less wear on TM's, which could attribute to the 40 pads or maybe the springs he had made(which I believe have a lifetime warranty), or both!

            I also find the 40 clutch pads much easier to maintenance then the 460 pads....not by much, but easier in my hands.

            BTW, welcome to BB sweety!

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