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I was surprised to find out the Norseman 6000 comes with 19:50 gears (2.63:1) from the factory. I do a lot of flat land, long distances with pretty light towing loads (~200lbs at most). I don't really need it to be geared quite so low. Crossing long lakes has me WOT and barely making 120km/h when I don't have a sleigh behind me. So I bought 21:49 gears (2.33:1) to help mitigate this, and fit my use case a bit better.

Does anyone have experience swapping gear ratios like this? I know I will lose some bottom end power, and will likely lose a bit of towing capacity. Mostly, I'm wondering if there are any changes to clutching to be considered, or if I'm missing some other consideration before I go ahead and install these new gears.


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I've considered doing the same with mine (8000X) due to the majority of riding I do with it, flat land and lake crossings. Granted, I'm still in break-in mode, but 79mph was the best I ever saw out of it and my brother-in-law on my old 600 Fusion was able to leave me in the dust.
 

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I've considered doing the same with mine (8000X) due to the majority of riding I do with it, flat land and lake crossings. Granted, I'm still in break-in mode, but 79mph was the best I ever saw out of it and my brother-in-law on my old 600 Fusion was able to leave me in the dust.
it has the potential to be a fantastic Fishing/backcountry travel sled, I do love everything else about it aside from maybe the gauges but averaging 75mph (6000 ES) flat out means it'll be WOT way more than I'd like getting to my lakes. 85-90mph would be perfect so I can ride at 75 without holding it to the bar.
 

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Curious, what lug track are you running? I know my 2.25" is probably working against me quite a bit and for my uses it's way overkill. When the time comes I'll swap it out for a 1.75" and that should help with top end.
 

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I was surprised to find out the Norseman 6000 comes with 19:50 gears (2.63:1) from the factory. I do a lot of flat land, long distances with pretty light towing loads (~200lbs at most). I don't really need it to be geared quite so low. Crossing long lakes has me WOT and barely making 120km/h when I don't have a sleigh behind me. So I bought 21:49 gears (2.33:1) to help mitigate this, and fit my use case a bit better.

Does anyone have experience swapping gear ratios like this? I know I will lose some bottom end power, and will likely lose a bit of towing capacity. Mostly, I'm wondering if there are any changes to clutching to be considered, or if I'm missing some other consideration before I go ahead and install these new gears.


Thanks.

Pat
Same year of Pantera 6000 has 22/48 and chain is the same part number as yours. Or do you think 2.18:1 is too low now.
 

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Same year of Pantera 6000 has 22/48 and chain is the same part number as yours. Or do you think 2.18:1 is too low now.
actually 2.18:1 is a higher gear ratio than my stock 2.63:1 i'm going to try 21/49 (2.33:1) and if that's still too low, ill try 22/48 (2.18:1).

what's your top speed like?
 

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actually 2.18:1 is a higher gear ratio than my stock 2.63:1 i'm going to try 21/49 (2.33:1) and if that's still too low, ill try 22/48 (2.18:1).

what's your top speed like?
My Bearcat 570 has Diamond drive.
 
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