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post #1 of 33 Old 01-27-2013, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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So I was looking in to gearing my bike and just wanted some opinions from people who have done this and what setup you went with. Was it a worthy investment in your opinion and what brand did you decide? Thanks ahead of time!
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I'd say start off with a 16T Vortex for $30 and go from there.

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The 2011 + ZX10R needs re gearing badly.

Over gearing is the cheap way for manufacturers to get there bikes through testing and get them approved for road use.

Apart from the ECU restrictions the american models received I beleive that the super long gearing these bikes have stock is largely to blame for some of the poor write ups they received in comparison to other things like the BMW.

I change my gearing track depending, but no matter what my front is always at -1 and the rear is at least +1,2 or 3.

For the road go -1 at the front and see what you think.

I run AFAM sprockets but there are lots of good brands.
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The 2011 + ZX10R needs re gearing badly.


I'm -1/+2 and it makes a huge difference for spirited road riding.

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I think im probly gonna go with the the -1/+2 also. Did you have to get a new chain when you get the sprockets?
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-1/+4 here.
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F -1/r +2
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How is -1/+4?? I don't think I could keep the front wheel down!!
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- 1 at the front makes your chain slightly longer, going up in the rear makes it shorter again, so to speak.

I'd definately go -1 in the front and if your going to do the rear go +2 to make enough of a difference to realy feel it, new sprockets should realy be fitted with a new chain for optimum wear, longevity and chain length.
Get an X-ring chain if you buy another.

You can work out the ratio of any front and rear combination by dividing the number of teeth on your rear sprocket by the number of teeth on your front sprocket, it helps if you have a variety of sprockets and are looking for a small change (example, you're hitting the limiter in between corners and losing drive) or in your case to make sure your doing enough to make a decent difference.

Below was my sprocket ratio chart from last year.
You have sprocket sizes, then ratio, then ratio differences between them.

Stock front / Stock rear17 / 39 2.294 : 1

Stock front / 1 up 17 / 40 2.352 : 1 + 0.058

Stock front / 2 up 17 / 41 2.411 : 1 + 0.117

One down / Stock rear16 / 39 2.437 : 1 + 0.143

Stock front / 3 up 17 / 42 2.470 : 1 + 0.176

One down / 1 up 16 / 40 2.500 : 1 + 0.206

Stock front / 4 up 17 / 43 2.529 : 1 + 0.235

One down / 2 up 16 / 41 2.562 : 1 + 0.268

One down / 3 up 16 / 42 2.625 : 1 + 0.331

Hope that helps.

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Look on gearingcommander.com for you speeds in eacht gear etc.
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