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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 5-26-2019, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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I bought a ninja 500 a few months ago and I was wondering if anyone has ever put a bigger sprocket on it. Not really worried about the interstate because I mainly ride through town but would like to have more acceleration. Is it worth it, will it make my rpms to high? And where do I find a sprocket if so thanks in advance
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I have always used a 42 tooth rear sprocket (1 tooth bigger than stock) only because it comes in the chain sprocket kit that I buy. I didn't notice a difference between the two when I first switched it over. Probably wouldn't have to go too much bigger before you can feel a noticeable difference. 45-47? But have a longer chain that you can cut down to size ready to go as a 104 link chain may not be long enough for a sprocket that big.

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Lol it's an old gamer tag for xbox didnt know what else to put. Thanks for the input. I love my ninja 500 and want to keep it just dont want it to get to boring on me to where I wanna move to a more expensive bike🤣
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the Ninja/EX/GPZ 500 is never boring. it will put a smile on your face. the more you ride it the more you will appreciate just how good these old bikes are. push it to the point the frame starts to flex and tyres start to loose grip and you will be surprised how bigger more expensive bikes can't keep up. besides what's the point in a bike that will do 200mph in 800yds if you never use it.


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