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Gearing for DRZ400s

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I bought a new 400 and now have 500 miles on it. The gearing is great fro the road and OK for fire roads but in any kind of tight stuff it seems way too tall. What I would like to do is just change the front sprocket when I intend to do some serious trail riding but change back to the original gearing for general riding.

Has anyone done this? How many teeth can I drop and still use the same chain? How much difference does it make?
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I run the 14/47 combo and find it to be the best of both worlds. The bike has a ton of low end torque and enough top end to still cruise around 70 mph.
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