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Old 11-21-2012, 10:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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long track vs. short

going from 2-up to single rider, what are the pros & cons of short tracks vs longer for general trail riding?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Short tracks are usually lighter, so will take less HP to go the same speed. They usually corner better than longer tracks. A medium track will usually be better on the stutter bumps, and often will out-accelerate a short track because the track hooks up better. Longer tracks offer better flotation for those days of killer powder or if you want to get off the trail.

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Welcome to the snow show. IMHO a 136 is perfect for trails. A 121 is more maneuverable but doesn't take the bumps as well. Anything longer than 136 is not very maneuverable, and the track is usually a deep lug track which will cause cooling problems.
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BCDan, you beat me to it.
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Now that I've converted my ZR 600 from a 121 to a 136, I'd have a hard time going back to a 121 again. The trails I ride are not exactly trails. They are rough ditches with varying snow cover and sometimes lots of ruts, bumps, rocks, washouts... The 136 just rides better over that terrain.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The 136 is about the best for trails and a 1" or 1.25" is the better!
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