With any chain, it worth going to their site and checking on the specific chain you are looking at. Many of them are 525 size, and that all look similar, some have cool colors, but a 100.00 dollar 525 chain is usually not not rated for a 1000cc machine. Their rating is telling you its only strong enough for a 600... 750...900, or such.
Seriously, an oem front sprocket (40.00)...The chain Kenors mentioned (150.00) and a good rear sprocket is maybe (60.00)...250, total assuming labor is free. Kenors gave a great suggestion with the DID ZVMX. The chain is strong enough for a zx14, and rated as such.
For low quality, 15.00 for the front, 35.00 for a rear, and even a lower quality, under rated o ring chain is 100.00. You save 100, risk it snapping, and it will be lucky if it lasts 1/2 as long. Not a great place to save money.
I ran the non rubberized front sprocket for a time. Probably more quiet at low, neighborhood speeds. Once at normal speed....whatever. Like Chrispy said, chain adjustment sucks until it breaks in.
If you want different tooth counts, for our oem front, look at the zx10, or older z1000. Kawasaki has used this same spline pattern, and offset , for damn near forever.
Last edited by rcannon409; 11-01-2019 at 09:14 PM.