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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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16 Tooth Counter Sprocket

Has anyone installed a 16 tooth counter sprocket from the ZX6 - part number 13144-0038? Is it a direct swap with the 15?
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Check this thread out, looks like you have the right part number.

alvis and I did it back in June and its a great improvement for highway travel, with almost zero loss of power at the lower end. Plus it makes your speedo nuts on, but your odometer reads about 6% less.

Your real gas mileage will improve slightly, but because your odometer is now reading low-your perceived looks worse-but it didn't.

alvis and I actually did it twice, first time we got the sprocket without the rubber flanges, decided the extra was $$ was worth it for the rubber bits second time round.

You'll need a big breaker bar, or preferably a impact wrench to get the damn nut off-most were way overtorqued when the bike was assembled.


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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2009, 06:20 PM
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Aye,me too. Had the local Kawasaki shop do it, they ordered the part also. Total cost of part and labour less than $70.00. Bike mo betta now.
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I did read the thread on the UK forum but didn't see anything after the install. Glad it works. I'm gonna do it.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-19-2009, 04:12 AM
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After trying 16/46 sprockets (6.66% over 15/46 stock), some of us went to 15/44 (+4.54%) instead for a better overall gear ratio. I'm actually switching to 15/45 with a taller 150/70-17 rear tire, for a resulting ratio close to with a 160/60-17 and 15/44 sprockets...
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I think I'm bucking the trend. When I change the chain in the spring, I am thinking of going to a 47 or 48 rear with a stock front. 95% of my riding is town.

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I'm curious to know if there is a way to recalibrate the odo and speedo to compensate for a change in gear ratio.

granted, if the odo is reading about 6% less, cant hurt the resale if ever decide to trade up
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