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post #1 of 19 Old 04-03-2009, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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sprockets? front? rear?

i know there has been posts about this before, but i couldnt find any (maybe i didnt look hard enough). anyways, I really want to get a little more bottom end and be able to pick up the front wheel a little easier. I just need to know pros/cons for changing the front vs rear, and which one and/or how many teeth to get? thanks. please go easy on me, im fairly new to this site and first time 10 owner.
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Your avatar says Magma red, so I assume you own an 05.

Stock gearing is 17 x 39.

You could go +2 rear (easy) or -1 +2 ( sometimes swapping the CS sprocket

is a major pain..).

I have -1 + 2 on mine most of the times (race/track only).

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thanks. that was quick. any idea on which brand to go with? i should probably get a new chain to right?
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oh and what about 520 532 428?
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I did a 520 conversion with +2 in the rear and my front lifts right up in 1st and powers up in 2nd at highway speeds
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What up fellas. Just don't understand why you change the gearing for wheelie purposes. We talking bout a zx10r here. j... m... 2 cents. Enjoy.
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What up fellas. Just don't understand why you change the gearing for wheelie purposes. We talking bout a zx10r here. j... m... 2 cents. Enjoy.
for the same reason people lower and extend the swing arm, to make it their own
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I feel ya... Just think when it comes to a bike as versatile and powerful as da 10, if one wants to stunt, uh wheelie that easily get a 600 with a big rear sprocket, etc, etc.......... might be a little more forgiving.
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I feel ya... Just think when it comes to a bike as versatile and powerful as da 10, if one wants to stunt, uh wheelie that easily get a 600 with a big rear sprocket, etc, etc.......... might be a little more forgiving.
Depending your riding style drag, canyon, track cheapest mod to gain quick acceleration and torque but you lose topend changing your sprocket -1 front and +2 rear and you need speedo healer to get the right reading on your speedo and OD.
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A quick acceleration fix is -1 in the front or 16t. 520 525 denote chain size. The ten comes stock with 525. I would recommend replacing chain and sprockets together. If you do 520, which is a common upgrade for weight savings as it is a slightly narrower chain, go with the DID 520 EVR3. Can't go wrong there. As far as sprockets there are many options. i would say contact a site sponsor and I am sure they can set you up with what you need.
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