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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-29-2018, 09:21 AM
hawkerjet
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I had a 2011 Ninja 1000. Same motor as the V-1000. I switched to a 16 tooth front sprocket and loved it. Dropped the freeway speed rpm down about 500 rpm and fixed the speedo error.

That front sprocket nut was a real bear. You must have a good quality half inch impact. I ended up taking the bike to a shop where the guy had a good impact and the nut came right off.

I recently installed new sprockets and chain on my V-650 and the front sprocket nut is a royal PITA on it too. Fortunately my son in law owns a quality half inch impact. I borrowed it and the nut was no match for it's torque.

You will enjoy your new gear ratio.

Cookin Wid Gas

2015 V-650 of course it's green...it's a Kazawalski.
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