Was told it came off a 15, ZX10R and looks just like what I was able to dig up on them.Both the zx10 and the Ninja 100 take the "same" front sprocket. Both are fronm the 13144-XXXX family.
Original ninja 1000 is 13144-0579
recent zx10 is 13144-0004
If you had to use shims, my guess was this sprocket is a 520 size instead of a 525 size. It sort of works..the pitch is the same, but there is an issue with width.
If the 17 is an oem sprocket...thats strange.....
Perfect, yah right in my dreams. When I test drove the zx10 sprocket I'm pretty sure it was .070 shallow or not deep enough in towards the bike due to my getting things reversed somehow and adding a spacer on the back side when it didnt need it. With out the spacer it would have been closer and I'm thinking quiter. Might look for a newer used 17 tooth and have it machined down to as close as I can get just to play with it.Now, you did this and got perfect alignment......being you, I know it's NOW perfect.
I wonder how far off it was with the stock sprocket? I'm thinking it might have been, but who measures, or pays attention to what you are throwing away?
Awsome. Was there a thread on this? I really dislike our search feature right now though, ugh! I typed it in two different was even.I ran without the plate in my N1K with a 17 tooth sprocket.
I ran without the plate in my N1K with a 17 tooth sprocket. I preferred it to just a one up two down I did on my girlfriend's 2015.
This thread gets me into my hatred of the damn swingarm adjusters on the N1K. As these adjusters wear from rotation/adjustment (and they will), they will not wear evenly. Even to the best alignment, it is impossible once the blocks wear to ever get the axle square. It will be up a little on one side or forward a little on one side, or both. Yeah, you can adjust each side to a different measure, but regardless the axle is twisted in some fashion. What a retarded design. It sucked in the 80s and it still does.
No additional noise, or anything else strange. I did not do a write-up, I just ran it. I did a 520 conversion at the same time as my chain was worn. I ran a JT front and a Renthal rear with a DID chain. I have lots of chains and sprockets sitting on the shelves as I have many Kawasaki's. I only had to order a front sprocket. If I was to do it again, I will still play with an even smaller rear sprocket as the Ninja 1000 is just too low geared for how I rode it. 2-up in the front is equal to around 4.75 rear, if I have the calculation correct in my head.Awsome. Was there a thread on this? I really dislike our search feature right now though, ugh! I typed it in two different was even.
What brand sprocket did you run?
Did you notice any increase in noise from the front sprocket to chain contact?