Just a question... How would i go to gain just a tad bit more speed? I know crap on gearing and both sprockets are stock. I just want that little extra out of my Z.
Thanks in advance
Thanks in advance
Current set up is two bros tarmac exhaust and chimera intake with hoedar tunedTop End Speed ... You could try a 15 tooth sprocket on the front, but most of the stock Z's wont pull it due to the small HP the bike has. Then Engine Modifications is the next step .
Off the line speed ... you could try a 13 tooth sprocket on the front and a 32 tooth sprocket on the rear, But you will lose top end speed !
Heres a link for understanding Gearing Choices .
Thanks bud i will try that optionYou might be able to pull the 15T then ? worth the 15 bucks to try, stock chain length still works
Your particular actual terrain riding conditions will make all the difference .
And small things like Max air pressure , Well lubed chain , Tight clothing .... Etc'
Sheer ignorance speaking here (I've always just bought OEM recommended tire sizes) but could you offset the geometry concern with a similar increase in the front tire? Obviously clearance is a consideration, but if everything fits the only downside is increased weight right?Careful. A taller rear tire also (a) makes the speedometer UNDERreport the actual speed and (b) steepens the front end geometry and makes the bike notably more twitchy.
Yes, you can increase the height of the front tire to match the increase at the rear. But as you point out, there is almost certainly going to be an increase in weight, and added to the increase in weight at the REAR tire, it starts to get "big". This has a rather significant effect on the motorcycle's performance because of moment of inertia effects.Sheer ignorance speaking here (I've always just bought OEM recommended tire sizes) but could you offset the geometry concern with a similar increase in the front tire? Obviously clearance is a consideration, but if everything fits the only downside is increased weight right?
I was thinking along the same lines. I like how sensitive this bike is to inputs, but it's my wife's first bike so anything I can do to make it more confidence inspiring feels like money well spent. We say "flickable" they say "twitchy".One of the spring kits will raise the front by about an inch, that would offset the 80 series tire change. I'm thinking of doing it just to calm the front end down since we don't have any other way of changing the trail.
What are the lightest available STREET tires that fit the Z125?Some tire weights that I’ve recorded. Seems there isn’t much difference in the weight of rear tires. All weighed on same scale same day. Handling was greatly improved with tt93/pmts
<100miles stock tires
IRC 100/90/12 6’ 9 oz
IRC 120/70/12 7’11 oz
~550 hard track miles
Tt93 100/90/12 7’ 9oz
Tt93 120/80/12 7’11 oz
New medium compound slicks
Pmt 100/90/12 5’7 oz
Pmt 120/80/12 7’6 oz