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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 08, 2012 04:38 AM        
new chain and sprockets

Just got my chain and sprockets put on yesterday! There was a misunderstanding in our communication(shop owner and I). I told him I wanted a 16 tooth front and 42 tooth rear. I was written 17 and 41. I explained that was stock and I wanted -1 up front and +1 out back. The guy ordered stock configuration and installed them.
The guy was going to reorder the parts I want at no extra cost to me and I cud ride my bike until the parts arrive.
His mechanic talked me into keeping the fornt(17 tooth) the way it is and just go up in the rear. ....so I agreed and not the bike will have 17 tooth in the front and a 43 tooth in the rear.
...but wait there's more! The blue 43 tooth sprocket is on back order! He said go on and ride your bike and when it comes in I will calll you and we will install the new part.
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 08, 2012 04:39 AM        
I started to tell him to order a 44 for the rear! I'm not upset about it...
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 08, 2012 04:40 AM        
I forgot to add...it's a Vortex
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venomous_zx


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posted March 08, 2012 05:06 AM        Edited By: venomous_zx on 8 Mar 2012 13:07
Just put a flywheel on the rear...... Hehehe
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kaw-rick


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posted March 08, 2012 05:08 AM        
if you end up not getting a 42, ill have a 42 off my 2012 for sale shortly. im wanting 43-44 next.
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 08, 2012 05:22 AM        
I hope the back orders are filled soon! I prob should have inquired about prockets for sale here(ZX-14 forum) 1st.!
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Greggy


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posted March 08, 2012 05:26 AM        Edited By: Greggy on 8 Mar 2012 13:29
I'm now running a Kawasaki 16 tooth (KHI OEM part # 13144-1317) rubber cushioned front sprocket on my 2012 14R - and loving it!!!

I'll NEVER use one of those cheap and noisy steel front sprockets ever again - absolutely no comparison to a quality item.

Greggy
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Viper


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posted March 08, 2012 05:29 AM        
The Kawi 16 t is still better than the vortex? Is that where the whining noise comes into effect with the vortex front sprocket?

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Greggy


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posted March 08, 2012 05:33 AM        
Well if your not using a quality rubber cushioned front sprocket then get ready for a constant whine.

Some people say that the steel sprocket whining noise doesn't bother them, but it sure bothered me.

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venomous_zx


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posted March 08, 2012 05:57 AM        
What did that rubber front sprocket run you?
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venomous_zx


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posted March 08, 2012 06:03 AM        
Did I hear a 42 rear vortex sprocket gonna be listed soon? Sounds interesting as I stroke my fu manchu mustach
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 08, 2012 08:49 AM        
www.vortexracing.com I see them listed for the 2011 ....2012 not up there yet.
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Viper


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posted March 08, 2012 08:55 AM        
its the same for all the 14s
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Rajun Cajun


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posted March 08, 2012 09:58 AM        
Thanks Viper! ..there ya go venomous.
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venomous_zx


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posted March 08, 2012 10:46 AM        
Oh yeeaa
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Viper


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posted March 08, 2012 10:56 AM        
the 2012 comes with a 42 t rear
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venomous_zx


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posted March 08, 2012 01:52 PM        
Yes they do. At least thats what the sprocket reads. Lol
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Superman T


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posted March 09, 2012 07:06 AM        
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I'm now running a Kawasaki 16 tooth (KHI OEM part # 13144-1317) rubber cushioned front sprocket on my 2012 14R - and loving it!!!

I'll NEVER use one of those cheap and noisy steel front sprockets ever again - absolutely no comparison to a quality item.

Greggy


+1 get one, it will add torque and it's only about $35. I have one on mine for years and I love it!

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