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What sprockets are on her bike?

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  • -1/+3

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  • -1/+4

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  • -1/+5

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  • -1/+6

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  • -1/+7 and up

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  • -2/+3

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  • -2/+4

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What sprocket setup are you running? How do u like it? Pros and cons?
DID/ Superlite -1/+2

I can't comment on performance or pros/cons at this point as I installed them just before putting the bike away.


 

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-1/+2 Vortex steel countershaft and aluminum rear.

Pros. Quicker acceleration, very responsive, a little better flickability transitioning from turn to turn due to less spinning mass

Cons. Throttle is a bit choppier but not bad. And top speed is lower. Exactly 150mph at the rev limiter. But I'm at the track going fast usually and never have seen more than about 135 in the long straights before its on the brakes time. Freeway riding is a little crappy just because it's about 8k at 75mph. So a little buzzy and less fuel mileage.
 

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-1,+6... but this is on a race bike and our track is quite tight/technical.

My suggestion would be to figure out what kinda top speed you're looking for at the end of the day and then go with a sprocket combination that gets you there. You can play around w/all that w/the following link --> Gearing Commander: Motorcycle Speed, RPM, Chain & Sprockets Calculator Most folks believe they want all the top speed they can get, but the reality is most never use the very top (most not all). So think back to your last 10 rides and what top speed would you overall be happy with. If you're looking for all the top speed you can get, well you got the wrong bike to begin with... so be honest w/yourself.

If you want to play around with with a minimal "buy-in", just get you a -1 front and throw it on. It's equivalent to adding about 2.6-ish teeth to the rear. You won't have to change the length of your chain and you're only gonna be out about $25-$30.
 

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-1/+2 should have came stock! All I have to say! The best parts I've put on the bitch!
 

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-1/stock. Lots of people like the -1/+2 not me. It was TOO much. Wasn't smooth enough for me. -1 gives me a lil more torque without it being a track/wheelie type bike.
 

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Stock and i love it

i can wheelie like a mofo and my top speed (according to speedometer) is 168 mph

best of both worlds
So you're probably only topping out at about 159 due to the speedo error. :)


0/+3 here, seems to me to be the perfect setup!
-1 +2 here the optimum gearing for the zx6r's.
Going -1/+2 will allow you to use the same chain if you revert back to stock as it's about the same length. Food for thought. :)

I believe that - up front and + in back both equate to quicker acceleration. I think -1 up front equals about +3 on rear.
You are correct sir!
 

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Driven 2007-2012 Kawasaki ZX6R 520 Conversion Power Up Kit

good investment? I was going to get the -1/stock with the black alum rear and black heavy duty chain...just wondering if you guys think its worth it?
If you need a new chain and you plan to do a 520 conversion, then go for it. If you're thinking that the 520 is going to get you noticeable acceleration difference due to less rotational mass, you're probably wasting money. Don't get me wrong, there is an improvement, but the average rider isn't gonna notice it much if at all. The best bang out there to increase acceleration is spending $25-$30 on a -1 front and you will notice a significant difference.
 

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If you need a new chain and you plan to do a 520 conversion, then go for it. If you're thinking that the 520 is going to get you noticeable acceleration difference due to less rotational mass, you're probably wasting money. Don't get me wrong, there is an improvement, but the average rider isn't gonna notice it much if at all. The best bang out there to increase acceleration is spending $25-$30 on a -1 front and you will notice a significant difference.
....aren't the stock 520???
 

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....aren't the stock 520???
yes... if it's an '11 it's already a 520.

But some of the kits call it a "conversion kit" as it'll swap out the stock 525 on some older bikes.
 
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