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Hey folks........newbie here, hope ya can help me out.

I have been a VFR rider for years, great bike..........but it was time to see the light.

The light came to me in a blue 2001 ZX-12R...............man what a kick ass light!!!!!!!!

OK nuf of the BS, I'm a big dude 6'2" 245 lbs.

Will dropping the front gear to a 17 bring my wheel up easier, or does it get easier as the bike breaks in (only 2000 kilometers).

Any tips would be great, man I love this forum!



PS by changing that gear how much hole shot diff. will I notice. (considering my size.......gotta slow down in the gym!).



Thanks.

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Yes it definately wheelie's easier. I like the 17 better, except for

the fact that the speedometer is off a bit, and worst of all the mile-

age run's up a bit. The best part about changing to the 17 is that

it's cheap. If you don't like it, change it back. The holeshot is

much more of a challenge. Just remember you wanted wheelie's.

In other word's "Be careful what you wish for".

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Thanks Tenn, this might sound stupid but will I still have to give a tug on the bars, or will the front just come up on power?

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Even with stock gearing it should power wheelie in first gear once it hit abt 7000 rpm or so. With the 17 tooth sprocket it will definately wheely easier. It will also throw off your speedometer and make it read faster and rack up extra miles.





I have Muzzy pipe 17 tooth sprocket [email protected]'s and ignition pick up mod and its a monster in first. No way to keep front end down under full throttle. It picks it up off the ground at about 4000 rpm under full throttle, and power shifts into second send it up in the air as well. Much fun!!!!!

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Check out the Yellow Box digital speedo calibrator. It will put your speedo back to normal after a gear change.



For everyone who has a ZX-12r.org sticker/shirt/cap etc (only stickers are available at this time), I will be raffling off one more Yellow Box in the next 6-8 weeks.



Get your stickers while you can.



Thanks,



Easyrider

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Here is a good ZX-12r.org link to a Yellow box information thread, note the link to the installation page with pics at the bottom.

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if you REALLY want wheelies, throw a 48 on the back along with that 17!!!! I did that with a stock pipe and I can loft it in 1st and 2nd no prob. With the 17 your speedo will be off around 4mph and with the 17/48 around 7mph, careful, she'll come up quick with 17/48

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Hey Silver.

Did you have to use a different chan for the 17/48 gearing?

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Hey Silver.

Did you have to use a different chan for the 17/48 gearing?

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Nope. Try the 17 alone first. Everyone is different, but for me

(not a drag racer) the 17 is enough. Any lower would be too low

for me.

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yeah, do what Tenn said. There's no need for a different chain, it's a bitch to get it on around the 48 cause the sprocket is like a frisbee but it makes wheelies a lot easier cause it shortens the wheelbase a little. I would definitely try just the 17 first cause I almost didn't put the 48 on after that but then I said, "what the hell, I'll try it" and I loved it. Everyone's different

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I have found that there is no need for sprocket changes for "no tug" power wheelies (oxymoron?). I weigh 200 lbs and with Muzzy pipe, PC3, and K & Ns that the front wheel begins to rise at about 7000 and with that tall 1st gear it rides out very nicely, being careful not to flip. Never seen any bike (this close to stock) power wheelie like this one.

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Gaby12, I nor anyone else has problem's with the first gear

wheelie's. What made me buy the 17 tooth front is the second

gear no cluth wheelies. It's hard to change from first to second,

but much easier from second to third and up.

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Gaby12, my 12 has no problems lifting up the front wheel in either 1st or 2nd gears. I had a V Max a couple of years ago, and this thing would out wheelie any bike I have ever ridden.

Completely stock it would stand straight up in 3rd gear just by rolling on the throttle. When the V Boost kicked in around 6000 rpm it was hold on, were coming up.

Now that I think about it, the wheelies were the best thing about the V Max. Other than that, it couldn't hold a candle to the ZX 12 <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smokin.gif ALT=":smokin">

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Correct me if I'm wrong I thought the standard ratio was 16/47. And also thought you would want to lower the front sprocket not raise it for immediate takeoff?

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Correct me if I'm wrong I thought the standard ratio was 16/47. And also thought you would want to lower the front sprocket not raise it for immediate takeoff?

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