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Ninjawarrior1244


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posted June 07, 2012 12:13 AM        
16/43 Gearing for the street...?

Thinking of going to 16/43 gearing from stock strictly for street riding. Interested in any pros or cons anyone has if you have this gearing combo on your bike now.....?
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GixxerJohn


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posted June 07, 2012 12:37 AM        
I have it, its awesome. But my opinion doesn't count anyway.
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kaw-rick


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posted June 07, 2012 12:55 AM        
do it.
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mick46


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posted June 07, 2012 01:13 AM        
or don't do it
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Bishopzx12


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posted June 07, 2012 01:25 AM        
Cool i may try this when im extending my bike. What about all the stuff i read about the bike acting funny with the changing of gearing. Also what is the stock gearing of the 2012 zx14
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shawnski


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posted June 07, 2012 02:34 AM        
16/43 here... worth it.. except the speedo is off.. it can be fixed.. and that is a different story.
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GixxerJohn


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posted June 07, 2012 02:38 AM        Edited By: GixxerJohn on 7 Jun 2012 16:39
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16/43 here... worth it.. except the speedo is off.. it can be fixed.. and that is a different story.
your wrong speedo is not off. Its measured from the wheel sensors now. I run 16-43 its fine. And i'm the one that gives out bad info!!!!
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shawnski


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posted June 07, 2012 02:51 AM        
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16/43 here... worth it.. except the speedo is off.. it can be fixed.. and that is a different story.
your wrong speedo is not off. Its measured from the wheel sensors now. I run 16-43 its fine. And i'm the one that gives out bad info!!!!



i have a 07 zx14 with 16/43 vs. 17/41 stock and my speedo shows about 5-6 miles more vs. stock.. now you are telling me i am wrong you dumb ass..this is my 3rd zx14 numb nuts with the same gearing change.. go ride your toy zx14r.
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GixxerJohn


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posted June 07, 2012 03:11 AM        Edited By: GixxerJohn on 7 Jun 2012 17:12
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16/43 here... worth it.. except the speedo is off.. it can be fixed.. and that is a different story.
your wrong speedo is not off. Its measured from the wheel sensors now. I run 16-43 its fine. And i'm the one that gives out bad info!!!!



i have a 07 zx14 with 16/43 vs. 17/41 stock and my speedo shows about 5-6 miles more vs. stock.. now you are telling me i am wrong you dumb ass..this is my 3rd zx14 numb nuts with the same gearing change.. go ride your toy zx14r.
YESSSSSSS finally. Actully the 12 14r is now read from wheel sensors. That was told to me from lee actually smartass. I had an 09 also the new one is different. So stick to answering what you know. Thank you.
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1badzx12r


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posted June 07, 2012 03:15 AM        
i have 15/62 gearing .. yes not a mis-print 15/62 .. don't try that a home ..
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Viper


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posted June 07, 2012 03:18 AM        
Damn would yall just grow up you both are right, 06-11 speedo works differently than 2012. 2012 is not affected by gear changes speedo is ran by wheel sensors. If you don't agree there is no need in calling people out of there name, that what starts all these back and forth exchanges. Some of the new bikes have reported issues with the 16t front gear but the majority of us are loving our gear changes. I actually run a 16/44 on my setup
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mick46


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posted June 07, 2012 03:21 AM        
The speedo reads from the rear wheel sensor only if we are being pedantic dumbass
...although I can feel this thread descending into the usual tantrum....
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Bishopzx12


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posted June 07, 2012 05:26 AM        
Viper and the rest of the family what 16 tooth sprocket did you use. i am ordering sprockets today. 16/43 black vortec rear.

Also how long of a brake line do i need to go roughly 6-8" over stock on my zx14r
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Viper


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posted June 07, 2012 05:30 AM        
I used vortec for my front and rear. I hear that the Kawasaki 16t is the better gear. Up to 8" I didn't need to change my line. When I put my evil arm on and went to 10" I put a braided line on. I think it's 36" but it is longer than needed.
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Bishopzx12


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posted June 07, 2012 05:40 AM        
I am goign to be buying the Mac arm that is very similiar to the the evil. I am goign to get the 4-8" arm.. I may get the 6-10" since they are the same price but i only plan to set her up at 6" for now.. Do you think i need a brake line i hear the SS brake line are better
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kaw-rick


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posted June 07, 2012 06:46 AM        
i take back my earlier response (thought you had 1st gen zx14). if your going stock wheelbase i wouldnt go 16-43 i would only go down on front sprocket. the bike has so much tq it would be useless. as a matter of a fact i wouldnt change gearing on swb. if you going to extend 16-43 will work. im currently running 16-44. seems pretty good.
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Audioboyz


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posted June 07, 2012 08:29 AM        
GixxerJohn is wright about this one.The new bike is different then the old one on gearing change.I had 16/41 and 16/43 on my 09.Took the 43 off after I went to the 55 series rear tire and it's only 2 miles off.Miss the killer midreange.Going to top the bike out then put the 43 back on.It's a black hardened alluminum Vortex.Not worrying about wear,just buy another.Will check the speed on the gearing commander site.Then put my speedohealer back on.Want to see what it's like after my tune.
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Bad in Black


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posted June 07, 2012 11:28 PM        
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i have 15/62 gearing .. yes not a mis-print 15/62 .. don't try that a home ..
That can't be on your turbo bike right?

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Bishopzx12


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posted June 08, 2012 01:45 AM        
Just ordered a 16/43 vortec sprocket set-up as well 34" SS black rear brake line.. Ow all i need is a chain and the Mack arm
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bpullins


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posted April 11, 2016 09:00 PM        
16/43 gearing for the zx14r

I have a 2014 Kawasaki zx14r with a 16/43 tooth gearing setup. Phenomenal roll-on acceleration from 30 - 120mph. Been riding 35 years; scares the hell out of me, but oh so fun. I'm a big guy @ 6'4" and 290 lbs. Third gear has the front wheel skating about 1" off the ground (with my fat ass on it). Not for the faint of heart. Also, this combo totally eliminates the dreaded surge known on the 14's sprocket changes. Apparently the -1 front offsets the +1 rear and eliminates the stutter. I started out with just the +1 rear and had a slight stutter @ 3-5K.

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