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Old 12-02-2016, 12:23 AM
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Post Tatou 4s sprocket size?

Anyone know what the sprocket size for a 700 A/C TRV would be? I have camoplast tatou 4s tracks that I bought for my 2008 500 TRV but I just purchased a 2013 TRV700 today and I'm wondering if the sprocket size is different for the 700.
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My 700 grizzly uses a 18 tooth sprocket. Your 500 would have a 16 or 17 tooth sprocket. It would just be geared a little bit lower. I'd try it before buying new sprockets.

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Remember as you increase the sprocket size you effectively shorten the tracks and lose surface area as the track adjuster is pushed in to gain the extra slack to go around the bigger sprocket.
No one ever seems to mention this but the bigger more powerful machines that use the 18 tooth sprocket should have more surface area than lighter machines but actually have less than the lighter machines running small sprockets.
Unless there is clearance issues I would use the smallest sprocket available.
If I wanted to go fast I would buy a sled.
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Remember as you increase the sprocket size you effectively shorten the tracks and lose surface area as the track adjuster is pushed in to gain the extra slack to go around the bigger sprocket.
No one ever seems to mention this but the bigger more powerful machines that use the 18 tooth sprocket should have more surface area than lighter machines but actually have less than the lighter machines running small sprockets.
Unless there is clearance issues I would use the smallest sprocket available.
If I wanted to go fast I would buy a sled.
I use the tracks to haul firewood and plow snow mostly so the extra torque will be great. If I was using it more for trail riding, I guess I would go for the bigger sprockets.
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Remember as you increase the sprocket size you effectively shorten the tracks and lose surface area as the track adjuster is pushed in to gain the extra slack to go around the bigger sprocket.
No one ever seems to mention this but the bigger more powerful machines that use the 18 tooth sprocket should have more surface area than lighter machines but actually have less than the lighter machines running small sprockets.
Unless there is clearance issues I would use the smallest sprocket available.
If I wanted to go fast I would buy a sled.
Any sort of added track length would be minuscule, esp considering that the additional area would doesn't touch on hard surfaces. You'd have the same impact stopping for a cheeseburger as any extra length.

Secondly, any large atv has enough torque to drive the tracks in almost any condition. You can only power out in the summer where you can find enough traction to not spin. I've used my tracks extensively,esp for utility during all 4 seasons and it is almost always pulling carts, stuck bikes, groomers, logging, etc to the point where my 2" receiver has broken twice. I have yet to find where a person needs more torque. You'll almost always run out of traction before HP.
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Any sort of added track length would be minuscule, esp considering that the additional area would doesn't touch on hard surfaces. You'd have the same impact stopping for a cheeseburger as any extra length.

Secondly, any large atv has enough torque to drive the tracks in almost any condition. You can only power out in the summer where you can find enough traction to not spin. I've used my tracks extensively,esp for utility during all 4 seasons and it is almost always pulling carts, stuck bikes, groomers, logging, etc to the point where my 2" receiver has broken twice. I have yet to find where a person needs more torque. You'll almost always run out of traction before HP.
But there will be less track on any surface with a bigger sprocket. It may not be much but less all the same. Not enough to notice, I'm thinking.
I've never had my receiver break from pulling anything (Knock on wood). I've tore apart sleds and groomers but never anything on the quad. At less not from pulling something
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I originally bought my camoplast tracks for a Honda Foreman 450. Then I purchased a Can Am 800 and bought the adapter kit for the new machine. I decided to try the small 15 tooth sprockets on the Can Am and I am glad that I did. I have a ton of low end grunt and I can still run up to 25 mph. When in very deep snow or very steep ground, the low gearing is awesome. Also saves some wear on my belt. My 18 tooth sprockets are still in the box.
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To the person that says you will never run out of torque, I would have to say I disagree. I ride in the mountains and as the altitude increases, hp decreases. In heavy deep snow I have powered out to the point of slipping my belt in low range on my Can AM 800. I will still stay with my small sprockets. Most of the time they are perfect, I can run high range in many spots, but when the snow gets deep, low range is needed to save the belt. I also thought I would never need 71 hp, well I can tell you that I have had some places that it wasn't enough. Just sayin!
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To the person that says you will never run out of torque, I would have to say I disagree. I ride in the mountains and as the altitude increases, hp decreases. In heavy deep snow I have powered out to the point of slipping my belt in low range on my Can AM 800. I will still stay with my small sprockets. Most of the time they are perfect, I can run high range in many spots, but when the snow gets deep, low range is needed to save the belt. I also thought I would never need 71 hp, well I can tell you that I have had some places that it wasn't enough. Just sayin!
I reread my post and do agree that in some cases, some more HP or torque is welcome. But 99% of the time, you will still run out of traction before powering out.
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