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Kawi ZX7 Sprocket help..........

Discussion in 'WERA Vintage' started by cpettit, May 10, 2016.

  1. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    I am trying to replace th echain and sprockets on my 95 zx7. I ordered a 525 front, a 525 chain and now when I go to look for a 525 rear (44 or 45 tooth) I cant find one. It seems they were 530 oem and all the replacement stuff I can find is 520.

    My question is..... will a 525 from a 96-03 fit? Those years were 525 oem and all the 520 conversion stuff seems to cross over. The 525 should too right?
  2. El Skwid!

    El Skwid! Old guy, old bikes

    You have some of the rarest of the rare.
    All I can offer for sure is that the 96-03 rear is a 6 bolt sprocket, with a common carrier to many other ZX's.
    In '96 the rear rim changed to 6", from 5.5". IDK if the carrier changed.
    I believe you can run a 520 sprocket with a 525 chain, the spacing is the same but it's thinner.
    Not recommended for long term, wouldn't race it, YMMV, yada yada yada. Last resort.
    Have you checked around on the chain manufactures sites for cross-reference? Some are better than others.

    Can you return the 525 stuff & go all 520?
    Good Luck!
  3. joec

    joec brace yourself

    Sprocket specialists?
  4. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    Rebel Gears will make you one if you can't find one to just order.
  5. cpettit

    cpettit Well-Known Member

    Thanks. According to the ZX7 forum the '96-'03 sprockets will work and 525 for those are plentiful. Seems lots of parts fit from other years Zx7.

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