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Just a couple of pics of the work so far. Nothing too crazy. Now for the sexy time..

Leo Vince full system
Chimera Intake
Vagabond Fender eliminator
Bazzaz Zfi
15t drive sprocket
Michelin Power Pure SCT tires
Harley Mirrors
3400 Lumen Cree LED headlight
Some pimp lights underneath and more goodies to come! Hope y'all like!
 

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Where did you get the exhaust?? Looks super nice
HM racing parts. They're based overseas but they have a warehouse in Cali. I did my own header mount as I don't really like the bracket/can mounts. Used a SS ubolt to attach the header to the frame. Made it super solid. It sounds awesome.
 

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Those pimp lights though ;) Z is definitely looking real nice though man ! What's more to come ? :eek:
Gonna do some more performance stuff first. DCR cam, Hi flo oil pump, probably go with some better brakes/cables, pro tapers and ASV levers. Then I'll move on to more cosmetic stuff. Swing arm extension, got some new wheels ordered, then hopefully they'll have some AM forks available. That's the plan.
 

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How does that gearing work for ya? I feel like first gear is so short already its almost useless....
 

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weird I heard I think last year leo vince closed down the company

did someone else buy them?
Not sure about that. I bought it from overseas, where the Z has been out for a year or so, so that may be why it was still available.
 

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How does that gearing work for ya? I feel like first gear is so short already its almost useless....
The 15 makes the gearing longer, so no issues. I prefer it due to the longer stretches of road out here in Tx. Though I'm considering going back to my 14 since I've put new tires on, and being they're slightly bigger they stretch the gearing as well. Maybe the 14 is the perfect fit now. I'll try it out at home later.
 

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can you post your max speed rpm with the taller gearing and I will compare to my stock gearing

most bikes I always go up a tooth on the counter sprocket because I like to be able to rev a little higher before shifting and like the lower top speed rpm


but so far the z feels pretty decent, but I'm always curious to what a larger sprocket would be like

unfortunately we have a ton of hills here and with such a small engine I may need that extra gearing stock provides unless the change isn't too drastic
 

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can you post your max speed rpm with the taller gearing and I will compare to my stock gearing

most bikes I always go up a tooth on the counter sprocket because I like to be able to rev a little higher before shifting and like the lower top speed rpm


but so far the z feels pretty decent, but I'm always curious to what a larger sprocket would be like

unfortunately we have a ton of hills here and with such a small engine I may need that extra gearing stock provides unless the change isn't too drastic
With the 15t I was getting 67 mph in a tuck right at 10k, on a flat at midnight, so no wind and cool air. I'm 5'8, 182lbs. Granted I do have anFC, intake/full exhaust, and 110/90 front tire with 130/70 rear. Results my vary but that's what I'm getting. GPS confirmed speed as well. On a side note, I did go back to my 14 t today when I got home, just to see how my speedometer read and how the bike performs with the mods, seeing as how I did them all offer installing the 15. With the bigger tires, the 14t seems to be my preference at the moment, as the speedo is reading accurate and 1st doesn't seem to hit rev limit so soon now ( taller tire=taller gearing). The 15 with the bigger tires was almost too tall gearing wise, not bad but I felt like I was struggling on some of the hills to and from work. I'll take the same route tomorrow with the 14 to confirm
 

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It's all about trade offs. The 14 is a good medium for most applications. Still zippy enough out of the corners but also gives a decent top speed. The 15 is gonna give a few more mph in the higher revs, and for people with stock tires, seems to correct the speedo, but also takes a bit of the "get up and go" out of the equation. The 13 is gonna be on the other end of the spectrum, giving the most torque, and fun cornering/wheelie experience, but is gonna fall short in the top speed, long stretch areas. I think after all the trial and error, and for my specific setup, I'm gonna stick with the 14t. I've probably put the majority of the miles on the bike with the 15t, but as the bike is now, with the mods I'm running, my weight, area and riding style, I think I'm with @TomAndToys in that the 14 seems to be the most fitting, at least for me. Just gotta try different gearing ratios out and see what's best for your style.
 

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The 15 makes the gearing longer, so no issues. I prefer it due to the longer stretches of road out here in Tx. Though I'm considering going back to my 14 since I've put new tires on, and being they're slightly bigger they stretch the gearing as well. Maybe the 14 is the perfect fit now. I'll try it out at home later.
great info thanks! i havent even delved into changing anything yet so I haven't looked at what the stock gearing was. I may give this a try but first thing is first i gotta get some stiffer suspension. 180lbs or so but I like to fell the road.
 
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