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I recently bought this little thumper because I didn't want to quit street riding when it got cold (I have a '03 sv650). Now I am addicted to dirt riding! Anyway, I wanted to gear it down but found that it has already been geared down -1 in the front, much to my dismay. My gearing right now is 14/44. I am looking to gear it down more, but have not been able to find ANYTHING either smaller in front or larger in back. Apparently jt sprockets makes a 13 front and 45 rear but they don't sell things directly through their website.

http://www.jtsprockets.com/52.0.html?&L=0&sel_uid=966&p=

Does anyone know where I can find something? Will a sprocket off a KLX or similar model fit the KLR? Please help!

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We can get the 14, but that is the smallest the distributers carry, unfortunately.

We can get the 44 but that is the largest rear. Looks like the previous owner was doing the same thing you are trying to do. :smirk:

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JT shows two different sprockets for the KLR. Here is the other one:

http://www.jtsprockets.com/52.0.html?&L=0&sel_uid=4901&p=

I went to my last ditch option and cruised through the catalogs, looking at the pics. I found a sprocket that fits the zzr250, ex250, and el250, which is listed as JTF 516, the same as the first link I posted. I bought one on ebay. From what I can tell the 512 and 516 are identical in dimensions, but the 516 has less material behind the bolt holes, iow the shoulder diameter is smaller. I don't think this is a major issue, but if it looks bad I can probably put a couple washers in there. I will keep you guys posted on the status of this swap.

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Update!!!

The sprocket I bought was a direct bolt on application. The 516 matched the one I took off and the new 13t went on without a problem. So for guys like me looking to gear down, this is the solution!

Results: the bike doesn't really feel any faster, probably because it is slow to begin with. However, I have more usable gears on the trail, and I can ride first much slower without clutching. On flat pavement, I can idle the bike and inch along just faster than the slowest rate I'm capable of balancing (I am no trials rider, for sure).

Hope this helps anyone with the same problem as me!

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You can go to Kawasaki.com....Owner Info.....Parts Diagrams. Look up your bike, find the part, then part number and click on it, then click the little yellow question mark. A new window will pop up listing all the bikes that use that part. Your stock front sprocket fits:

KL250-D10 (KLR250) (1993)

KL250-D11 (KLR250) (1994)

KL250-D12 (KLR250) (1995)

KL250-D13 (KLR250) (1996)

KL250-D14 (KLR250) (1997)

KL250-D15 (KLR250) (1998)

KL250-D16 (KLR250) (1999)

KL250-D17 (KLR250) (2000)

KL250-D18 (KLR250) (2001)

KL250-D19 (KLR250) (2002)

KL250-D2 (KLR250) (1985)

KL250-D20 (KLR250) (2003)

KL250-D21 (KLR250) (2004)

KL250-D22 (KLR250) (2005)

KL250-D3 (KLR250) (1986)

KL250-D4 (KLR250) (1987)

KL250-D5 (KLR250) (1988)

KL250-D6 (KLR250) (1989)

KL250-D7 (KLR250) (1990)

KL250-D8 (KLR250) (1991)

KL250-D9 (KLR250) (1992)

KL600-A1 (KL600) (1984)

KL600-B1 (KL600) (1985)

KL600-B2 (KL600) (1986)

KL650-A1 (KLR650) (1987)

KL650-A2 (KLR650) (1988)

KL650-A3 (KLR650) (1989)

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Yesterday changed (KLR250/91) from a 14 to a 16 sprocket, much better for street/highway use.

Just for future reference JT sprockets (Jomthai Asahi CO.) for the klr have this part number:

14 tooth - JTF516.14

16 tooth - JTF516.16

And so on...

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I recently bought this little thumper because I didn't want to quit street riding when it got cold (I have a '03 sv650). Now I am addicted to dirt riding! Anyway, I wanted to gear it down but found that it has already been geared down -1 in the front, much to my dismay. My gearing right now is 14/44. I am looking to gear it down more, but have not been able to find ANYTHING either smaller in front or larger in back. Apparently jt sprockets makes a 13 front and 45 rear but they don't sell things directly through their website.

http://www.jtsprockets.com/52.0.html?&L=0&sel_uid=966&p=

Does anyone know where I can find something? Will a sprocket off a KLX or similar model fit the KLR? Please help!

See if this helps.

http://www.planetklx.org/techtips/interchangeable-parts.html

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