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Front Sprocket - 1 - February 20, 2016, 10:30 AM

Is this universally considered the right move? I have the - 1 sprocket for my FZ1 and am thinking of swapping it out. Should I replace the chain as well? There's nothing wrong with mine but if I should, I will. It looks pretty easy. I rarely ride this bike on the highway. Thanks
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February 20, 2016, 10:39 AM

Going -1 on a front sprocket is common on a lot of bikes. It doesn't mean it's the right thing for you.

If you feel that first gear is a little tall for your liking and you wouldn't mind cruising about 500 rpm higher for the same actual speed in 6th then it's probably a good move. It will throw off your speedo if it runs off the output shaft as most do. To fix that you'll need a speedo-healer if you want it right.


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February 20, 2016, 10:43 AM

Chain should but don't have to. Depends on wear.


Gemini Motorcycles (Sterling, VA)
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ZX14: 222 mph
ZX12: 229.6 mph
ZX10: 202.8 mph

ZX9: 177.6 mph
ZX6R: 180.8 mph
EX650: 130.7 mph

EX300: 114.7 mph
EX250: 122.4 mph
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February 20, 2016, 10:48 AM

Thanks. I have a couple of SpeedoDrds. I really don't spend much time in 6th gear to be honest. I like to buzz around the back roads. If I'm going anywhere at distance, I take my Raider. Any brand recommendations for a chain?
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D.I.D.


Gemini Motorcycles (Sterling, VA)
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ZX14: 222 mph
ZX12: 229.6 mph
ZX10: 202.8 mph

ZX9: 177.6 mph
ZX6R: 180.8 mph
EX650: 130.7 mph

EX300: 114.7 mph
EX250: 122.4 mph
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February 20, 2016, 12:21 PM

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Heavy Duty DID chain – ChainsandSprockets.com

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February 20, 2016, 12:23 PM

Yes


Gemini Motorcycles (Sterling, VA)
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ZX14: 222 mph
ZX12: 229.6 mph
ZX10: 202.8 mph

ZX9: 177.6 mph
ZX6R: 180.8 mph
EX650: 130.7 mph

EX300: 114.7 mph
EX250: 122.4 mph
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