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post #1 of 16 Old 01-13-2005, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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18 tooth front sprocket

I am looking into chaning the gearing on the bike for top speed. I spoke to vortex about the 18 tooth front but they could not give me an estimate for the new speeds that the new sprocket would give me. I also was thinking about going down 1 or 2 teeth in the rear as well. the stock gearing for the 04 zx10r is 17/40. I was wondering if any one has done this type of thing to a similar bike or tho the 10 and what the outcome was. I would appericate the help due to lack of time and because I don't really have the money to buy a bunch of different sprocket combinations to play with.

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the stock gearing is 17/39
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Sorry thats what vortex told me.

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And, an 18T will require a longer chain. I tried it. Left it alone after that.

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I kinda figured that so I was thinking of a 520 conversion. But the strength issues are holding me back. I would rather not change the chain but if I have to though I will

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if you're going UP on the front and DOWN on the back, I doubt you'd have to worry about the tensile strength of the 520
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If you try 17/37 that will deffinately work with the OEM chain AND you'll gain some wheelbase length (a plus)

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Would an 18 even fit in there? I remember it being pretty tight quarters.
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I don't know about the fitment issue but I will let you know when I figure out what I am going to do. Also Bd do you know what the difference in mph would be with the 17/37 gearing?

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Not exactly. But i do know that when i've used a +2 rear its reduced the top speed by 4mph so perhaps this scientific equation may work in reverse with a -2 rear..........

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