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I know there has been a ton on this forum about the 16 t front sprocket but it all seems a bit disjointed.Milling, drilling etc is not an option, just want one that bolts in place of the 15. Want to order one and believe the correct part # is 13144-0038...Babbits has them or should I order somewhere else?

Here's the link : http://www.babbittsonline.com/pages/.../Kawasaki.aspx

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I just bought mine from the Kawasaki Dealer. I opted for the plain steel without the rubber silencer. It was something like $15.95 and the rubber mounted one was about $35.00. Others say that they can hear the plain steel sprocket more than the rubber mounted one but I guess I'm deaf and all I can hear is the wind.

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I originally went with the plain steel, then after about a month I changed to the one with rubber sides. It wasn't a question of the noise-I wear ear plugs. I figured that the rubber sides might also help keep the chain aligned correctly. But have no idea if that's factual. Either way, very glad I did it, smoothes the V out at freeway speeds with no noticeable loss of power. Makes the speedo nuts on accurate.

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It's $27 here: https://www.onlinemicrofiche.com/che...rt.asp?Type=13
I had the 16 tooth sprocket (+6.67%) for the 1st year, but am now going with 15/45 (stock is 15/46) for +5% ratio with a taller 150/70 rear tire, to have a ratio close to with 15/44 sprockets (+4.55% with 160/60 rear tire) as some have opted for to get a better overall result...

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Tkx All...Invader, what were the drawbacks for the plain ol 16 front?

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i have a 16 tooth for a klr650. looks like it has the same # of splines as the versys. does anyone know if it will work on a versys? i know the part #s are different. but.
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Tkx All...Invader, what were the drawbacks for the plain ol 16 front?
It gave a slight hum at near 50 mph without the rubber damper, which I didn't mind... 6.67% over stock gearing with 16/46 sprockets is just a bit too tall, and has negative effect on performance in all gears.
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i have a 16 tooth for a klr650. looks like it has the same # of splines as the versys. does anyone know if it will work on a versys? i know the part #s are different. but.
They are different. KLR650 / Versys:

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They are different. KLR650 / Versys:
invader; thank you very much. that answered my question
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Guys,

Thank you for the question, ideas and research. It helps me prevent the trial/error and give out the best we can get out of the V.
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Just an fyi...The correct part # for the 16 tooth sprocket is below



ZX600P7F Ninja ZX-6R (2007)
Assembly: TRANSMISSION
SPROCKET-OUTPUT,16T,#520 (SKU: 13144-0038)

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