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post #1 of 45 Old 03-27-2016, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Sprocket change needed?

Hey guys, 1st post here. Im new to the sport bike world. Ive had several harleys and now ive decided to go with something different. I just bought a 2016 zx10r KRT and ive noticed on the low end its really sluggish. Ive ridden a cbr 1000rr before and that thing was such a low end monster it was addicting. I was really hoping my zx would be head and shoulders above the cbr but im sad to say im a little disappointed. I feel a sprocket change would do me good. I do not track the bike. I want it for just ripping up the streets and potentially a couple passes at the drag strip. Is this what the Dr ordered? What sprocket would be best? Price range? Just a noob here looking for some advice
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post #2 of 45 Old 03-27-2016, 11:47 AM
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Most people seem to do the -1 front +2 rear. I went with +3 rear and converted to a 520 chain. I love the change the bike gets off the corners much better now with the new gearing. The bike is tracked and street ridden. Reflash the ECU it will eat the CBR 1000 alive. It just needs to be derestricted good luck have fun and be safe.
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What are we looking at for price?
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How many miles are on the bike? Your auppose to change chain and sprockets together because a old chain will wear our sprockets faster and viscera. But if you have low miles in the chain you can just replace the sprockets. Like stated above -1+2 is common and you can get new front and rear sprockets for under $100 for both. Also like Texhx said a reflash would be the best mod you can do to that bike. Between a flash and new gearing it will make you think you have been riding a 600


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What are we looking at for price?
To convert to a 520 chain and sprockets was about 230 bucks.
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Bike is literally brand new. 10 miles on it. I bought it took it for a little ride then having it shipped home to me on tuesday. The bike was located 4 hrs from home and the weather sucked so im just having them ship it. Sucks im starting to have second thoughts. I feel like my hellcat is even quicker to 100 mph
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Bike is literally brand new. 10 miles on it. I bought it took it for a little ride then having it shipped home to me on tuesday. The bike was located 4 hrs from home and the weather sucked so im just having them ship it. Sucks im starting to have second thoughts. I feel like my hellcat is even quicker to 100 mph
How can you make that decision in 10 Miles???

Give it a chance! Do the remap and de-restrict before throwing in the towel.
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Driven Case Hardened Steel Rear/Front Sprockets - 16 / 41 and chain DID ERV3 520 (I think driven chain will be good too)
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post #9 of 45 Old 03-27-2016, 01:13 PM
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Not harley and not sure what year CBR but for certain you have not dialed into the 10r. This won't hit the limiter until about 13k. Use the high rpms if all safe, meaning, you have no one on the road. leave the chain oem 525. Leave the sprocs alone until you figure out what this bike is about and you'll most likely not change them. This bike will tell you how to ride it once you learn the language set.
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I would just drop tooth on front sprocket that will probly give you that lowend your missin plus front sprockets are cheap and easy to change.
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