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This time I am not going to start up any trouble<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>. I have my bike geared with renthol sprockets. I have 14 in the front and 42 in the back. Rides great and added some jump from the start.
 

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i'm think i might try changing my sprockets since i've heard a few guys say nothing but positives and no negatives yet...


***carbonninja---14/42... was that recommended to you???


and how about VORTEX sprockets??? are they decent. i normally order all of my stuff through kneedraggers.com just because of all the good luck i have had with them in the past and they do not sell renthal.





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that combo was highly recommended to me because it adds a lot of jump off the start and you can defentily feel the differe..... i was going to buy vortek sprokets but i heard they wear faster then renthal sprockets.... but i cant tell u for sure
 

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it is also much easier to do roll on wheelies with that sprocket combo.... i can wheelies a lot easier then before..... you dont have to rev your bike so high
 

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keep me posted on the extra chain wear...I want to maybe add 2 teeth in back....

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How does the 14/42 combo work with the chain? Are you guys just using the stock one? And noticable loss of top end? Sure you'll loose some, I'm just wondering if it's really bad or anything. And how much does this combo seem to effect the speedo? Thanks.
 

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Well when i added the 14/42 combo i also added a D.I.D. gold chain .... http://andyb550.tripod.com/andys2000meangreenzx6r/id3.html ... to see what it looks like... i dont think i lost anything on the top at all, i didnt feel any difference at the top but i felt a big gain on the bottom espically from the start... i would get a aftermarket chain if you are going to add bigger sprockets personally... and about the speedo i think it through me off by about 3 miles and hour. I cant tell though... i will keep you posted

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I used a DID chain when I got the new sprocket - I've a few thousand miles on it now with no noticable wear. Top end loss - I haven't noticed any. My speedo is exactly 10% off now (judging by one of those roadside radar display things) - Don't know what it was before.

All around ridability is greatly improved. I can't image going back to the 40.
 

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Right now I'm 42 in the rear. I'm going to go 14 in the front also but that's just going to be for trying 12's. How fast are you guys going before taching out in 6th?
 

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i am never really push it that far.... i will try it if i find an open road<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> the fastest i have ever gone is 130 and i was to scared to go any faster....
 

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I got a quote for $300 for:
14 tooth front sprocket $25-40
42 rear sprocket $35-50
Good Chain $150

Install $75

He said I will run through me gears a lot quicker (have to shift quicker) and my speedo error will be worse. he also mentioned you loose about 5mph off the top end with this setup.
 

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I got a quote for $300 for:
14 tooth front sprocket $25-40
42 rear sprocket $35-50
Good Chain $150

Install $75

He said I will run through me gears a lot quicker (have to shift quicker) and my speedo error will be worse. he also mentioned you loose about 5mph off the top end with this setup.
I've been searching a lot of kawasaki boards lately and no one seems to ask this question. Can I go up 2 or 3 teeth in the rear and keep the stock chain? A buddy did it on his Ducati and ended up moving the rear wheel 1/4". Can I do the same? Will it affect the handling adversly?
 

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Dropping one tooth in front is equivalent to going up three teeth in the rear. Doing both is pretty drastic. Going 14/42 will reduced you top speed by about 15 mph and increase you rpm at highway speed by about 1,000. The front sprocket is cheap and easy to replace. The only downside is that the smaller the front sprocket the more the chain wear.
 

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Dropping one tooth in front is equivalent to going up three teeth in the rear. Doing both is pretty drastic. Going 14/42 will reduced you top speed by about 15 mph and increase you rpm at highway speed by about 1,000. The front sprocket is cheap and easy to replace. The only downside is that the smaller the front sprocket the more the chain wear.
I was thinking 42 in the rear because I heard the front was a bitch to get off without and impact gun. Can I use the stock chain doing either changeout?
 

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The front will come off but you gotta use your head. Loosten the nut before you get it all apart. Put it in gear and have someone hold the rear brake. A breaker bar will get it off.
 
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