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Old 12-05-2019, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am looking at getting a new track for my 2016 Indy 800 SP. I love the top speed and acceleration of the 1" Hacksaw but cannot stand how much it spins anymore.... Also the braking is horrendous. As a result I'm looking at getting the 1.25" Ripsaw II, but have some questions.

Is the stock gearing 23/39?

The Ripsaw II is 5 lbs heavier and 2 ply, compared to the hacksaw. Do you think I should gear a bit lower to 23/40?

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Old 12-05-2019, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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OEM Hacksaw on the sled is also 2 ply. 23-39 is stock. 22-40 is oem on the LTD and International. Same chain for either. Do you run studs?
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Iím running 23/40 with a 136Ē cobra with 162 studs. Iv run 109mph on radar before in this configuration. The gearing is great on the trail and still has decent topend.
Iím actually looking to go back to a 136Ē hacksaw to get more topend out of my sled.
The ripsaw 2 is also a very good all around track, my 15 60th anniversary indy had the rip with 23/39 gears and really didnít seem to be over geared.
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OEM Hacksaw on the sled is also 2 ply. 23-39 is stock. 22-40 is oem on the LTD and International. Same chain for either. Do you run studs?
Yeah, but seems like the Ripsaw II is heavier than most every other track for some reason.

Nope, no studs......yet.

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I’m running 23/40 with a 136” cobra with 162 studs. Iv run 109mph on radar before in this configuration. The gearing is great on the trail and still has decent topend.
I’m actually looking to go back to a 136” hacksaw to get more topend out of my sled.
The ripsaw 2 is also a very good all around track, my 15 60th anniversary indy had the rip with 23/39 gears and really didn’t seem to be over geared.
Thanks for the help.

Was going to order the gear now, but I will hold off and see how she runs before replacing it.

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If you want a little more arm pull the 23/40 will be noticeable.
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Ripsaw,Hacksaw are both completely useless for acceleration in snow. Too speed of course they help but for the limited time you run there you should contemplate fixing the rest of the sleds response
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Ripsaw,Hacksaw are both completely useless for acceleration in snow. Too speed of course they help but for the limited time you run there you should contemplate fixing the rest of the sleds response
Ripsaw II I meant. Also seen a Ripsaw II 1.5, but not sure if that is an error in the listing.

What would you recommend?

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If you are not using studs a cobra track is your best bet for overall performance. If you do plan on running studs and most of your riding is on trail then stick with the hacksaw or possibly get a ripsaw 1. Leave gearing stock or go to a 40 tooth on the bottom.
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Well, I put on a Ripsaw II 1.25, 22/40 gearing, 6" shaper bars and Bunke Walker Evans in front and rear.

Between the new track and lower gearing, it just hauls a$$! Pin the throttle and better hope you are holding on tight. I love it!

Track is a tad better in 2 foot powder but still sucks. On the trail though, this track is miles better than the hacksaw in both cornering, hookup and braking.
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