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Offline Ove

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2019, 09:38:03 AM »
Happy with stock. Not noticed anything with 1st or 6th, acceleration is fine. So I'll stay stock.

Offline Notsoaverageguy

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2019, 07:54:08 PM »
3000 miles on stock gear and honestly I think my bike lacks nothing. Speedo is pretty accurate (as much as they can be from factory) never looking for a 7th gear or one higher ratio than 1.
Good to go,  :046:
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Offline Dirty Dave

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #22 on: October 09, 2019, 12:19:28 PM »
So far 9 are happy with the stock 15T

and 4 are sticking with 16T.

two on the fence.... (3 if you count me)

I know that when I did the swap to 16T I immediately felt the Z felt more "normal"
or what I was used to with other bikes. Now I question the 6% loss of torque
mentioned here. If it was my only ride, I would stay with the 16T for longer
trips. If I want a more aggressive motorcycle, I would stick with stock.

But then again, if looking for performance, after the ECU flash it's all up there
in the higher RPM range with the 16T as well......
« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 12:21:34 PM by Dirty Dave »
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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2019, 12:36:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dirty Dave [+]
I know that when I did the swap to 16T I immediately felt the Z felt more "normal"
or what I was used to with other bikes. Now I question the 6% loss of torque
mentioned here. If it was my only ride, I would stay with the 16T for longer
trips. If I want a more aggressive motorcycle, I would stick with stock.

But then again, if looking for performance, after the ECU flash it's all up there
in the higher RPM range with the 16T as well......

Not swapped myself, but have thought about it. Did you notice much difference between the 15 and 16T options when you weren't riding aggressively, or did you just not change gear as soon as with a 15T and therefore the torque you felt wasn't much different? I'm suspecting that as I don't often ride aggressively, then any loss of torque won't be a factor, for me.

Offline Dirty Dave

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2019, 01:13:33 PM »
Felt more like other bikes when shifting, more "natural". Many people like it
while others are content with stock. I found before the ECU flash that the
shifts were sometimes jumpy, for lack of a better word, especially in 1st.

With the O2 sensor tamed, I find it no longer a concern as I mentioned
when trying Otown's Z with the stock sprocket.

Wheelies are easier with the 15T I suppose.   :015:
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Online Otown

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2019, 01:21:53 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dirty Dave [+]

Wheelies are easier with the 15T I suppose.   :015:

Then its decided, definitely never going 16! :007:

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #26 on: October 09, 2019, 04:00:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dirty Dave [+]
So far 9 are happy with the stock 15T

and 4 are sticking with 16T.

two on the fence.... (3 if you count me)

I know that when I did the swap to 16T I immediately felt the Z felt more "normal"
or what I was used to with other bikes. Now I question the 6% loss of torque
mentioned here. If it was my only ride, I would stay with the 16T for longer
trips. If I want a more aggressive motorcycle, I would stick with stock.

But then again, if looking for performance, after the ECU flash it's all up there
in the higher RPM range with the 16T as well......

You havenít lost any torque, other than in top gear, and itís unlikely youíd notice. Any theoretical loss of torque is absorbed in the gear changes. The actual gains in a less frantic first gear are more than enough to offset this theoretical loss of torque, but thatís just my opinion and itís clear that many are happy with stock. As I was until I changed.

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #27 on: October 09, 2019, 05:15:25 PM »
Went to 16, much better.

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2019, 01:51:52 AM »
I changed to the 16T front sprocket very early in my ownership and am COMPLETELY happy with it. I would never go back to the 15T sprocket.

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Re: Sprocket change poll
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2019, 09:02:37 PM »
My bike is still 100% stock. Iíve not tried the 16T. Most of my riding is blasting around on back roads, so I figure the 15T would be better suited for that? I may pick up a 16T in the near future just to have on hand if I decide I want to give it a go some day.

This is the first bike Iíve ever owned where I have zero desire to mod or add anything to it. Iím happy to just jump on and go, then stare at it for a few minutes at my destination.