Recommend a 43T for my 11V.. please. - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Zatx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Recommend a 43T for my 11V.. please.

I've used the search function to look up 43T threads, seems a lot of the recommended rear sprockets have been discontinued.

Anyone have some current 43T recommendations for me please?

Thanks a ton!
Zatx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 02:19 PM
Member
 
weljo2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Norwalk CA
Posts: 15,511
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zatx View Post
I've used the search function to look up 43T threads, seems a lot of the recommended rear sprockets have been discontinued.

Anyone have some current 43T recommendations for me please?

Thanks a ton!
Most of the guys have switch the front to a 16T or for the rear a 44T. i've only seen were a few went with a 43T rear

2009 Blue Versys.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Sold
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Farkles...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Video Channel
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My Photos...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


I'm not a Gynecologist. "But I'll Take A Look"

Everyone has a plan 'till they get punched in the mouth...
Mike Tyson

"Ya'll can go to hell, I'm goin' to Texas!"...Davey Crockett
weljo2001 is online now  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 04:21 PM
Member
 
Ascender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Durham NC (for now)
Posts: 121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by weljo2001 View Post
Most of the guys have switch the front to a 16T or for the rear a 44T. i've only seen were a few went with a 43T rear
As one of those few, it gives me exactly what I want - a nice, smooth, USABLE first gear, low-wear freeway commuting @ 5000 in 6th, and as much acceleration as I need. YM,OC,MV... The speedo is also nearly spot-on.

It's good to know that the selection is slim at this time, so I can start looking for a replacement to stash away for when the time comes along.

Mark Hirschhorn
Durham NC
09 Versys "Blue Belle' - the aerodynamic blue color...
Way too much of Speedy's stuff...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

CalSci windscreen / Emgo MkII mirrors / 43T rear / EB 12v outlet
Givi E52 top case / V35 side cases / Vista Cruise
Oxford Hothands / Cramp Buster
Powermadd handguards / mirror extenders


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Ascender is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 04:22 PM
Member
 
TowerMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Biggar, Scotland.
Posts: 272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zatx View Post
I've used the search function to look up 43T threads, seems a lot of the recommended rear sprockets have been discontinued.

Anyone have some current 43T recommendations for me please?

Thanks a ton!
You need a Supersprox RST478 for Kawasaki 650 Versys (USA) [2007-2012] (43 Gold) from here - http://www.supersproxusa.com/products.php?cat=1698 and they have them in stock



Richard


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
at
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by TowerMan; 07-02-2012 at 04:24 PM.
TowerMan is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Member
 
scooter650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: western canada (Ab)
Posts: 257
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
just look around

I got mine from vortex

43t black anodized
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCI0004.jpg (70.8 KB, 62 views)
scooter650 is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 06:05 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NJ and WV
Posts: 602
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
+1 for Supersprox; and 43 tooth.

Last edited by ScottyNeal; 07-02-2012 at 10:06 PM.
ScottyNeal is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 09:35 PM
Member
 
Arion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Antonio, TX & Moosehead Lake, ME
Posts: 3,280
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
As another of the few who opted for a 43 tooth rear sprocket, I'm very happy with the results. I selected ther SunStar steel sprocket - same brand as the OEM sprocket on my 2008. As I recall I got it either from Twisted Throttle or Motorcycle Superstore. Sorry, I'm away from my records at the moment or I could tell you for certain.

Arion

"Plan? Plan! There ain't no plan."
Pig Killer, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Arion is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-02-2012, 10:07 PM
Member
 
oldkawboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: At the foot of Deals Gap
Posts: 366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I've experimented with several rear sprockets from my son's 2004 ZX6R. You may want to use that bike for hunting sprockets since it's more popular. I'm guessing that several years of the ZX6R will work.
YMMV.......
Dan
oldkawboy is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-03-2012, 08:54 AM
Member
 
offcamber's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: New Hampshire USA
Posts: 901
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via Yahoo to offcamber
I just swapped my stock to a 44T. I am really happy with it. I had sitting in my garage for over a year an never put it on. Partly I was lazy and partly I was afraid I'd lose to much performance. I think a 43 may make first gear a little to slow for me.

" I don't care about shinny chrome or loud exhaust, I don't ride to be seen, I ride because I want to disappear"

Halfthrottle
offcamber is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-04-2012, 07:54 AM
djg
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: western wisconsin
Posts: 643
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I did a Supersprox 44t, very nice looking high quality piece. Looks like the one pictured above. The 44t did not quite fix the odometer error. Good performance.
djg is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 05:44 AM
VOz
Member
 
VOz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 82
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Compared to the stock 46T which is really unusable for normal metro commuting and touring the 43T (mine) or 44T is an excellent choice.

I have had the 43T on since about 300klm and now have over 1500 klm on it. I also just purchased a 44T and am keen to try that out, I suspect it will be a lot more suitable for my daily metro commuting as the 43T makes the 2nd and 3rd gears not so tractable at low speed.

Voz

Sydney, Australia
2012 Kawasaki Versys 650
VOz is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 06:41 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Zatx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I wound up selecting the Sunstar 43T from an ebay seller. I didn't want to spend $80 (Supersprox) on an experiment. The Sunstar was $42 and change with shipping. Hopefully I'll get it put on by the dealership today. I called them for a quote on the change and they said they would do it for $27. I'd need to spend way more than that for the tools to do it alone as I own next to nothing in tools. Plus I'm sure it would be an all day project for me since I don't have a clue what I'm doing.
Zatx is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Zatx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Dealership only took about 45 minutes to switch this out. Just rode the bike back to work, gotta say WOW! The 43T made it feel like a completely different bike... in a good way.

Now my first gear gets me to 25mph and I'm able to clear intersections before changing gears. Bye bye stump-puller!
Zatx is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 11:55 AM
Member
 
Chicagobob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I use a JT Sprockets 43. Works well and corrects the speedo error. Part no. JTR478.43. They are available in 38, 42, 43, 45 and 46.

I got mine from Amazon for $23, installed it in about 20 minutes.

The Supersprox composite units are nice and light, if you can afford them.
Chicagobob is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Zatx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
One thing I noticed about my Sunstar 43T is it is a bit thinner than the stock 46T. This allows maybe 1/16th play back and forth of the chain, but I don't really see that this will cause a problem.

Anyone else think so?
Zatx is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 12:24 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,351
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zatx View Post
I wound up selecting the Sunstar 43T from an ebay seller. I didn't want to spend $80 (Supersprox) on an experiment. The Sunstar was $42 and change with shipping. Hopefully I'll get it put on by the dealership today. I called them for a quote on the change and they said they would do it for $27. I'd need to spend way more than that for the tools to do it alone as I own next to nothing in tools. Plus I'm sure it would be an all day project for me since I don't have a clue what I'm doing.
Where are you located???

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-09-2012, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Zatx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fasteddiecopeman View Post
Where are you located???
Southern Indiana.
Zatx is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 06:31 PM
Super Moderator
 
fasteddiecopeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Kelowna, BC - summer; Florence, AZ - winter
Posts: 17,351
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Zatx - IF you were somewhere nearby I'd give you a hand.

Ed
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


'08 V AZ, '15 V650LT BC
Ride to D2D 2013, June '13

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2015, June '15

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Ride to D2D 2016, June '16

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
fasteddiecopeman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome