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I have read allot of info on going to a 16 tooth front sprocket. The down side seems to be harmonic noise. Why not keep the stock front sprocket and go down one tooth on the rear? It would have the same effect without the noise...right?
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You'd have to go 3 down on the rear to 15/43 to be close to 16/46's ratio. Then the chain may be too close to swingarm, and you'd probably have to remove a chain link. There is really no problem with the damper-less 16 CS sprocket like I use. I really have to try to hear it on purpose to detect a slight harmonic hum at a certain speed. It's nothing to worry about at all.

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I agree, not that big a deal, but had to mention it to be fair. It seems worse with loose chain and a hot day plus long ride on slab at 80mph. Only occurs between 50-52 indicated.

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I got the wrong impression then. If the range it happens it that small...no BFD. I did read that to fit the Ninja Sprocket with the damper you have to grind something down on it...what is it that needs grinding? I have the equipment, but lack the direction.
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The 3mm thick shoulder on one side would have to be ground down perfectly flat, without melting the rubber damper, to bring it down to 5.8 mm... I don't recommend it.
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The 3mm thick shoulder on one side would have to be ground down perfectly flat, without melting the rubber damper, to bring it down to 5.8 mm... I don't recommend it.
Thanks, you just saved me a few bucks. I was going to try it, but I could not have pulled it of with a grinder and hand files. Any body have access to a CNC machine?

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I have a manual mill and large Monarch 18x60 lathe, and yes I could take it down to required thickness, but I am not going to buy one that has the rubber dampener as I am happy with my plain jane one.

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