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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Yet another sprocket question

I am looking to get A 44t rear and all the websites I have checked i can't find one that is steel, I prefer something durable as aposed to light weight, I have seen steel in 40t 43t and 46t, does anyone have A leed or suggestion, or are the alluminum ones durible enough? also would it be recomended replacing the chain I have about 9800 miles on the stocker. Oh and also do you think that A rear sprocket that fits the ninja 650R should fit A versys?

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I recommend the 43, it is perfect for the Versys.

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+1 on the 43 steel...Got mine from my favorite mulla depository...BikeBandit..

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Front sprockets wear more quickly than rear sprockets. I was looking for a 44T rear last year and could only find it in alloy, made by Renthal. So far it is holding up well, though I only have about 3000 kms on it. It is recommended to change sprockets and chain as a set. After 9000 miles your chain has stretched and will not mesh properly with the new sprockets. You can save it and use it as an emergency back up.
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Try going to sprocketcenter.com. I just got my Superlite Steel 44T Sprocket delivered for about 48 dollars. Just click on street applications and go to Kawasaki and you will find the sprockets for EX 650 Ninja & Versys 06-10.
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Thanks guys I apreciate the input, i will check out sprocketcenter.
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You can get "R.O.C." rear steel sprockets in 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46 and 47 tooth as listed for EX560-A Ninja 650R from the Canadian division of Kimpex. They don't show the motorcycle catalogue for USA dealers, yet. I got my 45T steel for $30.99 cdn. It gives me a ratio of close to with a 44T, with my taller 150/70 rear tire... I can get a 44T steel here, and mail it out to you if you like.

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Try going to sprocketcenter.com. I just got my Superlite Steel 44T Sprocket delivered for about 48 dollars. Just click on street applications and go to Kawasaki and you will find the sprockets for EX 650 Ninja & Versys 06-10.
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Thanks jrider for directing me to this website I think I am going with this set
http://www.sprocketcenter.com/p/1185...-kawasaki.html
My only real concern is the front sprocket isn't dampened, could that be A problem, should I order A factory front dampened sprocket? also thanks Mt versuvious and Invader for the recomending that its wiser to change more than just the rear sprocket with the milage I have.
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rear sprocket

I went for the 43T about 6 months ago, I love it. Bought it thru the local dealer for as good of a price that I could find. I also wanted steel. I had enough take up without shorting the chain.
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Just changed the chain and 15/44 ratio sprockets. It was worth the wait.

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My only real concern is the front sprocket isn't dampened, could that be A problem, should I order A factory front dampened sprocket?
A non-dampened front sprocket is noisier, and can result in more friction and drag on the chain as it did on my non-dampened 16T. A rear aluminum sprocket wears faster than a steel one, especially if not regularly lubricated.

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A non-dampened front sprocket is noisier, and can result in more friction and drag on the chain as it did on my non-dampened 16T. A rear aluminum sprocket wears faster than a steel one, especially if not regularly lubricated.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...read.php?t=932
Thought I had read in A previous post that A non dampened front was noisy, thanks for confirming that. Invader
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