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Old 03-13-2008, 11:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright I give up. I've looked all over the forums and google and I just cant find out... how many teeth is the front sprocket on the 06 ZX10R? everyone is talking about how much better a 16 tooth sprocket is, but I wanted to know how many teeth the stock one is to begin with. Apparently, this sprocket makes it accelerate better, but how bad does it chop the top speed? and does it mess up your speedo? ugh i feel like a total noob asking these questions...
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have 07 zx10, and my stock sprocket is 17 in front, and i dropped to a 16. I have super fast acceleration, if you can keep front end down and it puts speedo off a good bit. I bought a speedo healer and put it on and bike reads dead on with a gps now. I guess it takes about 5-10 mph off top end though. But i ride to work mostly and just get out on weekends so, i didnt miss top end too much.
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Alright I give up. I've looked all over the forums and google and I just cant find out... how many teeth is the front sprocket on the 06 ZX10R? everyone is talking about how much better a 16 tooth sprocket is, but I wanted to know how many teeth the stock one is to begin with. Apparently, this sprocket makes it accelerate better, but how bad does it chop the top speed? and does it mess up your speedo? ugh i feel like a total noob asking these questions...
forget about the top speed, -1 teeth at front is fun, +2

tooth at the rear at the same time will give more fun.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well I'm not really a wheelie person and the thing already pulls like a bat outta hell... one tooth really makes THAT much of a difference?
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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well, like i said i am -1 now, and plan on going with +2 or +3 together with the -1. I will post up results by next week
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:57 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The bike has got plenty of power and pull for me as it is. But everyone seems to sware by this mod, and its relatively inexpensive so...
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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im just +2 in the rear and she flys. know it comes stock with a 525 on the rear. i wanna say its a 16 stock front sprocket.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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it is a worthwhile mod, if your struggling coming out of corners at 3 or 4K (revs) (which sometimes i do) and you wanna get the power on early, then a -1 +2 will help no end :)

If your street riding, whatever :)
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Old 03-24-2008, 05:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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just remember the old saying Vertigo. -1 at the front equals +2 at the rear but if your chain is more than 10km's then i would suggest you chain the chain at the same time as the sprocket's as they have probably both bedded in by now!
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What do you mean bedded in?
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Old 03-24-2008, 03:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Stock is 17/40........ for my race bike I use 17/43, and have a 16 for tight tracks...
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Old 03-25-2008, 02:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I was told the best option on the 06-07 ZX10R is 16/42
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Old 03-25-2008, 03:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What do you mean bedded in?
once a chain and a set of sprockets have been together for a while they will wear against each other and form imperfection on the sprocket but those same grooves will be matched on the chain, in essence they will marry together and allow for each others imperfections.

Now if you were to go and change the chain ONLY then the existing sprockets with grooved and sharpened teeth would wear quickly against the new chain and shorten it's life. the same is true visa versa.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:41 AM   #14 (permalink)
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ahh... well im due for a new chain anyway...
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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nice info, im lookin into this modd
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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DID ERV2 Gold Racing Chains are damn nice... combined with the AFAM sprocket kit, its a pretty good deal... RK chains are good too........switch to 520 :)
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Old 05-04-2009, 07:19 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I've bought the 2008 zx10r a couple of months ago and i love the mid and high range but it needs more low end. I bought a pipe and power comander, any more sugestions. I'm leaning toward speockets.
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:33 PM   #18 (permalink)
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DID ERV2 Gold Racing Chains are damn nice... combined with the AFAM sprocket kit, its a pretty good deal... RK chains are good too........switch to 520 :)
If this is the setup your looking for Ive got it... sales@stdreams.com

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Old 05-08-2009, 03:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Alright I give up. I've looked all over the forums and google and I just cant find out... how many teeth is the front sprocket on the 06 ZX10R? everyone is talking about how much better a 16 tooth sprocket is, but I wanted to know how many teeth the stock one is to begin with. Apparently, this sprocket makes it accelerate better, but how bad does it chop the top speed? and does it mess up your speedo? ugh i feel like a total noob asking these questions...
I have an afam steel 16T front and an Afam 41T hard aluminum rear i had installed on my '06 for a few thousand miles. It's just sitting in my parts box collecting dust at the present. It's a -1/plus one setup. I'll sell you the sprockets cheap if you're interested. You'd have to buy a good 520 chain. I had an DID Erv3 gold 520 chain installed. The sprockets still look excellent. The o-rings started degrading a little on the chain. I guess from all the different chain cleaners and lubes I was trying at the time.

You definitely need a speedohealer with this setup. My freeway/interstate cruising rpm went up about 1,000 rpm at about 75-80. the top speed was around 170 mph. Is that fast enough for you? It was just a little too much for me on the street. Would've been much better for the track. i could just be idling at the stoplight and when the light turned green, I'd just let out the clutch and simultaneously roll on a little throttle. The front would come up about 4 inches every time and I'd just pull away from traffic effertlessly.

My favorite street setup is plus 2 in the rear. You still need a speedohealer though because bike come stock with a fast speedometer.

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I've bought the 2008 zx10r a couple of months ago and i love the mid and high range but it needs more low end. I bought a pipe and power comander, any more sugestions. I'm leaning toward speockets.
Hondas and zukis almost always have more low and midrange. Kawi's are usually more powerful on top. plus 2 or plus 3 in the rear with a quality 520 or superbike 525 kit would be good for street on the '08 10R.
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