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Anyone know how much difference this update made?


eg 2nd-gen RPM @ 70mph vs the first-gen?
 

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I used SuperSprox and went +1 front and -2 rear. Drops around 600-700 rpms at 70. Still feels very fast and not shifting constantly. Should have come from factory like this since it's supposed to be sport touring vs the z1000 sport bike.
 

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I remember seeing the ratios and the difference was quite small
 

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For what purpose? Power? Definitely not an issue whatsoever; there is so much torque I can't imagine the small change in rpm making a difference.
No, not power - no issues there. For less frenetic RPM's at cruising speeds. BrokeSolid above said he didn't think the 2014 change in gearing to 6th was all that significant.

I know with the 2013 I am frequently looking for the phantom "7th gear". Hence, many 2013 owners change their sprockets. I was curious if any 2014+ owners did (that already have the revised gearing, at least for 6th).
 

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No, not power - no issues there. For less frenetic RPM's at cruising speeds. BrokeSolid above said he didn't think the 2014 change in gearing to 6th was all that significant.

I know with the 2013 I am frequently looking for the phantom "7th gear". Hence, many 2013 owners change their sprockets. I was curious if any 2014+ owners did (that already have the revised gearing, at least for 6th).
Oh, I see. I guess it depends how fast you're going. The engine seems very relaxed up to about 6k and that's going about 85mph.
 

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Speaking of, I'm going to a 16 tooth front sprocket over winter. I already have a factory 2006 z1000 sprocket sitting here.
 

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We have a 2012 and a 2015 N1K ABS models. I could not notice any real difference in RPMs at any speed or gear with stock gearing. I changed both to a +1 front -2 rear and that makes a noticeable difference. The 2012 seems to have slightly less vibrations overall than the 2015.

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