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