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I ordered a 16T sprocket from Bike Bandit Part # 766883
OEM off of a 2006 Z1000 Chain 525 Pitch

I wanted the stock rubber damped sprocket

Just a source of information if anyone is interested.
 

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Are you planing a rear sprocket change at same time? The 16/39 combo works very well to lessen rpm's at cruising speeds.
 

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Are you planing a rear sprocket change at same time? The 16/39 combo works very well to lessen rpm's at cruising speeds.
I'm just changing out the front for now. I'll try it out for a while and may increase idle speed by 100-200RPM's as long as putting into 1st gear is not in issue, this should help with engine braking and smoother transitions. If I change out the rear I'll probably do that when I change tires.
 

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Hi, what year is your bike? I'm looking to add a 16T to my '15 Ninja1000, hoping this part fits.
It will work. I had that 16t front sprocket and 39t rear sprocket put on my 15. It does help with rpm's and the engine braking seems less too. I didn't notice much of a loss in take-off power either. I really like this set up.
 
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Has anybody done this to a 2017? I've read going to a 39t rear is fine but 16t on front scrambles the brain on a 2017 and newer?
 

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It has been done on this forum but I can't seem to find it. Wish they had a decent search mechanism for it.

Bottom line: a 16T front sprocket screws up the firmware of the traction control unit. Bummer for me because I used a 16T on my '11 and '14 Ninjas to good effect, especially in the 80-85mph cruising range. I just picked up an '18 but haven't had a chance to test yet. The '11 and '14 had quite different vibration modes and they varied with mileage. The '11 started out vibey and smoothed out with age. The '14 started life smooth and became vibey. I did the usual; re-torque engine mounts, gel grips and rubber washers under the gas tank mount and it helped enough to make the bike comfy enough for long rides. Still get blurry mirror images, however.
I'm including a little table I did for the 2011 Ninja to show how much gear changes and a /55 tire change affects rpm. Note, after 2014 the speedo takes off the ABS sensors and is not affected by sprocket changes, only tire profile.
 

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