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post #1 of 8 Old 10-22-2011, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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I changed my front sprocket from a 15 to a 16 tooth..came off easy..but the question I have ..the replacement sprocket does not have the rubber washers..does it matter?
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-22-2011, 11:52 PM
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Doesn't matter. Manufacturers add the rubber to help quell vibration. None of the aftermarkets vibrate anyway.

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-23-2011, 08:24 AM
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Doesn't matter. Manufacturers add the rubber to help quell vibration. None of the aftermarkets vibrate anyway.
+1 I think the rubber is termed the dampening. It's for noise reduction. You may however need some washers to add spacing on the sprocket to avoid rub against the engine / gasket and align it with the rear. If you get time post up what brand and your results just for comparison.

Rubber is termed "Damped" sprocket as in dampened.

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post #4 of 8 Old 10-23-2011, 08:46 AM
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Damped, as opposed to "Damned" which is the difficult to remove front sprocket.

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post #5 of 8 Old 10-23-2011, 09:45 AM
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CC +1 on sharing more info. on the difficulty of the change out, seems like it should be easy, but you never know! Also your results, I suspect your looking for lower rpm on the road aye.

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-28-2011, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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The 16 tooth did lower the RPM's..only about 300 to 400 at 65mph which I thought was fair. The spocket lined up the same as the factory(flange thickness measured the same), it is no noisery than the factory. I bought the sprocket from Vicious Cycle in Canada...hope that helps
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-29-2011, 04:52 AM
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ive just swapped to the 16t front sprocket , i swear to god kawasaki used king kong to put that front nut on , i used a huge bar and still it wouldnt move , ended up buying an impact gun and it took 1 second to take it off
after afew test ride i love it .
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-31-2011, 02:21 AM
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I went to a 17t front . No rubber on my factory one '09. I run 4grand at 65 indicated.

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